.Funny, the things you would take for granted, especially when searching from the comfort and privacy of your own living room…. (or wherever your computer happens to be).
I don’t use AOL, but i bet it’s likely the same for any browsers that you use with some regularity.
As I sit squinting through the sunlight, i realize there is much info about myself on the net, and i’m fairly indifferent to it. I’m careful with my address, and with my phone number, and i use one email for crap stuff and one for the real deal. I hide info about the wiz and about the chickadees…But that’s about it.
If someone opened my search can of worms they’d likely find that:
- i do many searches on furniture
- i do regular searches on movies
- i do regular searches on people
- i search for on-line tools and software
- i search for gadgets
What are you search secrets?
Techcrunch » Blog Archive » AOL Proudly Releases Massive Amounts of Private Data
The utter stupidity of this is staggering. AOL has released very private data about its users without their permission. While the AOL username has been changed to a random ID number, the abilitiy to analyze all searches by a single user will often lead people to easily determine who the user is, and what they are up to. The data includes personal names, addresses, social security numbers and everything else someone might type into a search box.
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