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EFF to White House Counsel: What Will You Do to Protect the Privacy of WhiteHouse.gov Users?

As we noted last week, the new WhiteHouse.gov site uses embedded YouTube movies, raising concerns of privacy and open government advocates. Embedded video clips can place or add to a cookie on the user’s computer – thus enabling tracking of users as they use the web. In response, the...

Yahoo To Anonymize Logs After 90 Days, Compared to Google's 9 Months

Today, Yahoo upped the ante when it comes to protecting search engine users' privacy, announcing a new data retention policy providing for anonymization of search queries — as well as page views, page clicks, ad views and ad clicks — after 90 days. This announcement comes on the heels...

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