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Re: [News] Microsoft to Jeopardise Privacy for Improved Search

On Tue, 08 Aug 2006 02:17:59 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> __/ [ Erik Funkenbusch ] on Tuesday 08 August 2006 01:58 \__
>> On Tue, 08 Aug 2006 00:57:34 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Microsoft: User Behavior as Key to Improving Search Results
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| At this week's SIGIR information-retrieval powwow, Microsoft researchers
>>>| will present new findings on how search result accuracy can be improved
>>>| by analyzing user click-through and browsing data.
>>> `----
>>> http://tinyurl.com/ezeey (microsoft-watch.com)
>>> I also read somewhere that Internet Explorer 7 is spyware. It apparently
>>> sends to Redmond the trail of the page one visits. These are some serious
>>> offences.
>> The privacy issues have been fully disclosed.  When you install IE7, you
>> have to choose to turn the feature on (anti-phishing protection) and it
>> explains the privacy issues.
>> The fact of the matter is, there's no other way to handle phishing sites.
>> They pop up so fast and disappear that in a matter of hours they can get
>> thousands of victims.  You need a real-time solution, and the only way to
>> do that is query a live database, which gives the potential for data
>> collection.
>> Firefox is doing the same thing.
> Liar! It's an addon feature. Stop spreading FUD.

No, it's not.


What's more, FF 2 turns it on by default, although it's only local lists
that are turned on by default.  Optionally, it can check google's list in
real-time just like IE.

I won't wait for the appology.

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