Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ask.com Now Allows Erasing of Searches 

Ask.com unveiled AskEraser today. When it is enabled, "AskEraser will completely delete your search queries and data from Ask.com servers, including: your IP address, User ID and Session ID cookies, as well as the complete text of your search query--all within a matter of hours." -- ask.com
To enable, simply click on the AskEraser link on ask.com.

This is in stark contrast to the amount of time other search engines retain queries. The Globe reports that Google and Microsoft's search engines store personal information for 18 months and Yahoo and AOL retain this information for 13 months. Read more about this in the Globe article.

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