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Re: googling an IP address
From: Mike Thompson <mike () anti-hero net>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 09:23:52 -0500

Do you have to do a special kind of search?  I tried this with my ip and a few 
others with a basic google search and it had no results.

-Mike

On Sunday 11 May 2003 07:38 pm, Chris R wrote:
While toying around this weekend i googled my own IP address (simple
right?, dont know why i never did it before) only to find i could access
hundreds of sites cached referrer (spelling?) pages and i could view
thousands of IP addresses and where they had previously visited (including
what they had searched for on various search engines) prior to visiting
the site whos cached referrers page i was looking at. Ok that might have
been confusing but this strikes me as a breach in privacy? I mean i could
literally view THOUSANDS of IP addresses and exactly what they had typed
into search engines. This really isnt a HUGE security risk or flaw, but
does this strike anyone else as a lack of privacy? Yes i know the idea of
100% anonynimity (spelling?) on the internet is truely a dream, but
blocking these kinds of cached pages could easily prevent this type of
spying. I googled a few friends IP addresses and surprised them with what
they had been viewing only days before and exactly what they had entered
into google to find that site. Oh well, any comments? :-/

Chris

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