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#Privacy: The Search Privacy Standard - This LiveJournal appears kinda Dead...?

Oct. 22nd, 2006 11:41 am #Privacy: The Search Privacy Standard

#Privacy: The Search Privacy Standard

This is really a neat site. From the site:

Pound Privacy" is a campaign to create the first standard for search engine query privacy. The implementation is fairly straightforward: If you append the phrase "#privacy" at the end of a query on any search engine or site search, your query should not be tracked by IP or cookie, and should not be made public in keyword tools. It is that simple.

This would force the top three search engines (Google, MSN, Yahoo) to create a new parameter so that a search query such as:

dog training #privacy

Would not be "logged"/saved to the user's profile.

As it stands currently, nearly every query you enter into a search engine is saved.

As the campaign states, there would be exceptions/flags put into place, if a user is using a query such as "murder" "suicide" or other "flagged" words alongside the #privacy tag, it would be ignored.

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