Here’s an interesting post from Mashable.com. Ask.com has taken privacy issues by the horns.
It works like this: turn it on (itâ€™s displayed in the upper right corner of the Ask.com page), and it will â€œcompletely delete your search queries and data from Ask.com servers, including: your IP address, User ID and Session ID cookies, as well as the complete text of your search queryâ€“all within a matter of hours.â€ Once you enable it it stays on over multiple sessions and Ask.comâ€™s various search verticals: Images, News, Blogs, Video, and Maps & Directions.
Although many privacy advocates are willing to yell at Google because of privacy issues, in real life usage, faced with this option, I doubt many will really care. However, this is a good move by Ask.com; if you canâ€™t be better than Google as far as search is concernet, find some area where you can actually show that youâ€™re better than the competition and capitalize on that. It all adds up in the end.
[tags]AskEraser, Ask.com Privacy, Privacy[/tags]