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AVG to flog your web browsing, search history from mid-October

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Just like AOL way back in 2006

Remember the flap over 650,000 user's search history being released for "research" purposes?

If not, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOL_search_data_leak and read about it.

Then stroll over to http://search-id.com/ and play around.

I have used it as an example for years when I teach security to users at NGOs, and is why I use https://ixquick.com, https://startpage.com and https://duckduckgo.com for my searches. Ixquick has the only EU privacy seal. Startpage is a privacy protecting proxy for Google by the Ixquick people. Plus I get better results that I could get from Google direct. See http://dontbubble.us/ for one of the reasons and take a peak at http://donttrack.us/ for what they do with your search queries.

On another note, the Ixquick/Startpage people have a privacy protected e-mail system that is PGP encrypted called Startmail. End to end encryption and auto expire.

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