In the wake of AOL’s recent privacy debacle, MercuryNews.com goes to ask the question, just how much do the 4 major Internet properties (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL) know about you? The article goes into detail regarding the privacy policies, data retention policies, tracking, and overall risk of these services. They also sent these companies various questions and published the answers here. The piece is an interesting read. Not that I’m going to worry about it at this point, Google already has plenty of data on me collected over the years, and I’ve been well aware of that for a while. I guess you could say I just don’t really care all that much (and won’t unless it gets released to somebody who I don’t want having it, at which point lawsuits will be flying).

What do they know about you? [MercuryNews.com]


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