"A computer security researcher has launched a project
designed to provide people greater privacy when using Google, as
the company expands the scope of data its collects about its users.
"The project, called GoogleSharing, is a Firefox add-on that
uses an anonymous proxy service that gives Google false information
when someone uses services that don't require an account, such as
its search, news, and images services, said Moxie Marlinspike , a
security consultant and penetration tester with the Institute of
"Google collects a vast amount of information about its users,
said Marlinspike, who gave a presentation at last week's Black Hat
conference. The company collects IP (Internet protocol) addresses,
search requests, browser type and more."
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