New Arrival: Ask.com Launches Privacy Tool
Ask.com, a search engine and wholly owned business of IAC Search & Media, recently announced the launch of AskEraser, a product designed to give consumers privacy control over their online searches.
When enabled by the user, AskEraser completely deletes all future search queries and associated cookie information from Ask.com servers, including IP address, user ID, session ID and the complete text of queries.
An AskEraser link is featured prominently in the upper-right corner of the Ask.com homepage and search results pages -- clearly and constantly indicating to the user that his search activity will be erased from Ask.com servers. AskEraser remains on for searches conducted across Ask.com's major search verticals: Web, Images, AskCity, News, Blogs, Video, and Maps & Directions, and can be turned on or off by the user at anytime. AskEraser will be deployed globally in 2008.