Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Your privacy on Google
Computerworld features an article titled The smart paranoid's guide to using Google. The article points out that many of us have used Google for all sorts of things, including Search and Gmail; and all sorts of information may be stored on Google's servers. Like data about your habits, interests, activities, schedule, professional pursuits, stock portfolio and medical history, records of the trip routes you've mapped, and the Web sites you've visited. Google "anonymizes" user IP addresses after 9 months and cookies after 18 months. But if you want more privacy than that, the Computerworld article offers some precautions that will minimize any security risks.