Monday, October 02, 2006

Private web searching

This morning I heard a story on Future Tense about a search engine named Ixquick. Unlike other search engines, this one will not store information, like your IP address. This provides a means for you to avoid having private information gathered about you while you search.

I believe that people have the right to privacy from government and corporations. Those entities should have a policy of consumers and technology users opting-in if they wish to share their information. This right is not automatic, though, and people need to think about their privacy in the digital realm and take practical steps to protect themselves.

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