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Vint Cerf: 'Google doesn't know who you are'


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Yes, you can search Google without being logged into your Google account. But Lynch is correct when he says the two are linked by default. And at best, it's naive for Cerf to say that Google doesn't know who are when you're logged in. Vint Cerf may not know who you are. But Google's servers do - and when a subpoena or national security letter arrives on the doorstep, you can certainly be identified.

You can be identified even if you search while logged out. Google still tracks your IP address. And as much as the company likes to say that an IP address is not personal information (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/23/google_spins_ip_address_privacy/), we can safely say that's nonsense.

Nice :) .
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Link: http://www.scroogle.org/

Scroogle is a web service that disguises the Internet address of users who want to run Google searches anonymously. Scroogle also gives users the option of having all communication between their computer and the search page be SSL encrypted.

Google can keep your searches on record for up to a year and a half. If you don't want a record of all your searches in storage then use scroogle scrapper. No Google ads either. Google is not really the friend it claims to be.

Thanks exile360.

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