View Full Version : Yahoo plans to keep search records for 18 months

04-18-2011, 05:34 PM
WASHINGTON Yahoo plans to extend the amount of time it retains records on what its users search for online, less than two and a half years after breaking from the other big Internet search engines and promising to delete such data promptly.

The new policy brings the company in line with Google Inc., which dominates the industry, and Microsoft Corp., which powers Yahoo's search results under a partnership reached last year. Those companies failed to follow Yahoo Inc.'s lead when it shortened the amount of time that it keeps online search records to 90 days in most cases.

Beginning this summer, after notifying customers, Yahoo will join Google and Microsoft in keeping search logs for 18 months.

Yahoo said it will consider keeping other types of information about its users for longer durations, too.


Michael Landon
04-18-2011, 07:53 PM
Are there any search engines that DON'T keep records?

- ML

04-18-2011, 10:01 PM
Well, there goes my political career. The headline would read:

Ron Paul & porn. My gawd, that's all he searches for. Must be some new fetish.

04-18-2011, 10:02 PM
So how long does google keep them..

Anti Federalist
04-18-2011, 10:08 PM
Are there any search engines that DON'T keep records?

- ML

Yes, one I use all the time: