IT Trends :: Thursday, August 17, 2006


The AOL Data Release: A Tipping Point?

By Terry Calhoun

Whether this will affect the search behavior of many other people is unknown. It d'esn’t seem to me, from casual conversations, that many of my acquaintances would have even heard of this security beach if they hadn’t learned of it from me.

It certainly has not changed my own searching habits. I’m not the least bit concerned about being exposed as searching for “lolitas” or “how to murder your wife.” It could be that in a future political state a bit more totalitarian than the current administration has so far pushed the U.S. to be, I could begin to be a little worried about some of my searches; for example, about Pat Robertson’s claims to bench press 2,000 pounds...

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