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30 th Jul 2007

Microsoft moves to protect search records

Microsoft has chipped in with its own claim to internet search privacy protection by announcing it will make all records of search queries anonymous after 18 months. Google, the leader in internet search, said in March that it would limit the period it kept personal information relating to search queries to 18 months, and last week said its 'cookies' - the files a website stores in a user's computer so it can be identified the next time it visits - would expire after 2 years.
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30 th Jul 2007

Google set to spend $4.6bn on becoming telecom player if rules suit

Google will move into the telecoms market by spending $4.6 billion (£2.2 billion) on mobile phone spectrum in the United States if certain conditions are met when the airwaves are auctioned. The search company said that it would spend the money if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted certain rules for the auction process, such as forcing carriers to lease spectrum to others offering services at wholesale rates.