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we are extending our cooperation outside the US, bringing the Bing-Facebook search integration to the more than 400 million people using Facebook around the world.
Lastly, we made the mutual decision that Facebook would take over responsibility for selling display advertisements on its own site.
Microsoft will eliminate all data collected on Bing users after six months. The software giant said it sent a letter to the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, a collection of the EU's top minds on data protection and privacy issues, today notifying it that the company would reduce the amount of time it stores IP addresses from searchers from 18 months to six months before deleting them.
Here’s how Yahoo plans to scrub the data, which includes not just search, but page views and ad views as well:
* Delete the final octet of the IP address
* Yahoo! ID will be one-way secret hashed and the last 50 percent of the hashed identifier is truncated
* Cookie identifiers are one-way secret hashed
* Add an additional search filter for personally identifiable info in search logs such as credit card numbers or social security numbers
Question: What’s being removed from the IP addresses? The last three digits?
We are removing the last octet of the IP address. In other words, we put zeros into the last eight bits of a 32-bit IP address. Technically speaking, there can be one to three digits in the last octet, when it is written in decimal notation.
Who is kicking sand at who?
G kicks sand at MS:
- Google Docs vs. MS Office
- Chrome vs. MS Explorer
- Chrome OS (coming soon) vs. Windows
- Gmail vs. Hotmail
- Android vs. Windows Mobile
MS pretty much abandoned taking Word/Office to the next level (internet/web apps)
if ISP's started really changing their users IP very often all of that data would become useless to google.
I know my IP has only changed 3 times over the past 8 years.
You may want to switch to an ISP that allows your IP to change. A lot of DSL services will change IP when you disconnect/reconnect the modem using the web interface