encyclo - 11:27 am on Dec 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
From the Globe and Mail [theglobeandmail.com]
Hoping to establish itself as the Internet's least intrusive search engine, Ask.com is empowering people to prevent their search requests from being deposited in data banks.
The new privacy control, called “AskEraser,” is scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday. When it's turned on, the safeguard purges a user's search requests from Ask.com's computers within a few hours.
(...) Because Ask relies on Google to deliver many of the text-based ad links on its pages, Mr. Leeds said some information about search requests and clicks will still end up on Google's computers even when AskEraser is turned on.