The Electronic Frontier Foundations, an advocacy
group for online privacy, has released six tips for consumers who would
prefer to remain as anonymous as possible when using search engines.

Concern over privacy and the use of online search was heightened last month when Internet service provider AOL acknowledged publishing the search histories of 650,000 users on its Web site. Even though the users' names were withheld, The New York Times and others discovered the identities of several of them.

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