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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Google to tighten its privacy

Google said yesterday that it plans to alter its privacy policy and strip certain identifying information from archived Internet searches. The new policy will affect only searches conducted from the Google home page.

Google will continue to store search terms, but after 18 to 24 months it will remove the IP addresses, which can help identify the location of computers that conducted searches. Google will also erase cookies on hard drives after searches are conducted.

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