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Can web developers use HTML 5 to obtain your search histories (through temporary files, cookies. etc.) retroactively?

Asked by selcouthstranger (101points) October 20th, 2010

I’ve been hearing so much about HTML 5, and am wondering at what point, if it hasn’t happened already, websites will begin to obtain your search histories and then sell them to third parties. If this has been going on for a while, how long ago did it begin? In other words, will websites be able to retrieve search histories from the last few years (by being stored in hidden files that can’t necessarily be deleted, perhaps)? What can you do to protect your search history privacy on a daily basis?

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