Class Action Against AOL Search History

TechCrunch has the scoop, I have to say, this ain't just AOL, folks. I'm sure counsel at Google, Yahoo, et al are watching this one closely….

TechCrunch has the scoop, I have to say, this ain’t just AOL, folks. I’m sure counsel at Google, Yahoo, et al are watching this one closely.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

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  1. Maybe this will *finally* put onto the mainstream map the search privacy / search data rights issues that you (John) have raised for some time.

    I bet less than 5% of Google/Yahoo users understand that they keep our entire search stream down to individual PCs … forever.

    Although I’d argue this info clearly should have privacy protections the silence about this from people who do understand how it works… is deafening, this blog excluded.

    When people start to understand how public their stuff has become we’ll see a lot of ill-conceived legislation. I’ll blame (our) internet community for failing to be more proactive before the SearchShi* hit the fan, as it’s about to do.

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