[ubuntu-uk] Google & Privacy

Adam Funk a24061 at ducksburg.com
Fri Aug 1 20:35:22 BST 2008

On 2008-08-01, Mac wrote:

> AFAIR, Google log the originating IP addresses and details of the 
> searches for all searches done through their servers, and keep the logs 
> for two years.  They do the same for all their on-line services. And 
> they reserve the right to data-mine the information you lodge with them, 
> whether that is search data, Gmail mail, docs, calendars or whatever. 
> They'll reveal your IP address only to law enforcement agencies for 
> justifiable reasons;  but analysing all your data gives them a vast 

Google has that policy now, but there's nothing to stop it from
disclosing data in the future.  If the company went into receivership,
those logs would be assets worth selling.

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