This seems rather disturbing:
[quote]Dixon is hoping Google’s battle with the government reminds people to be careful how they interact with search engines.
“When you are looking at that blank search box, you should remember that what you fill can come back to haunt you unless you take precautions,” she said.
Google Rebuffs Feds on Search Requests[/quote]
Does this mean that someone could possibly find out, say, that yesterday it was I who searched Google for “communist string-beans in teriyaki sauce with Chinese characteristics?” Or, more probably, if the husband of an old girlfriend of mine were some kind of internet whiz, could he discover that one day in fit of curiousity and boredom I spent an hour searching her name in Google? How would that be possible technologically speaking?
And just how do you “take precautions” when using a search engine, aside from making sure no one is sitting behind you looking over your shoulder when you search for sensitive stuff?