Google Flu Trends and Privacy

by on November 26, 2008 · 13 comments

Over on the Cato@Liberty blog, I’ve done a fairly lengthy write-up of the Google Flu Trends privacy issue. It’s an important problem that I think deserves a little more than dismissal.

My conclusion: “The heart of the problem lies not with the current leader in search, or any other Internet innovator. The problem lies with our unconstrained government.”

If you’re inclined to dismiss this conclusion as libertarian boilerplate, please read the post.

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