谷歌、雅虎和必應等搜索引擎也會通過用戶的搜索請求收集、存儲和分析個人信息。搜索引擎維護“服務器日誌”，根據谷歌私有策略，包括您的“web請求”。 Internet協議地址、瀏覽器類型、瀏覽器語言、請求的日期和時間，以及一個或多個可能惟一標識您的瀏覽器的cookie。 “對我最有吸引力的一段話是，谷歌、雅虎(Yahoo)、必應(Bing)等搜索引擎一直在利用人們的數據為自己謀利。我曾經認為，這些搜索引擎的工作是為了人民的利益，而不是為了他們自己的利益。我認為谷歌的收入只是通過廣告的幫助。
“Search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing also collect,, store and analyze information about individual users through their search queries. Search engine maintain “server logs” which according to Google private policy, include you “web request”. Internet protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of the request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.”The paragraph which has been most appealing for me is the one which states that Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines have been using the data of the people for their own benefit. I used to think that these search engines work for benefits of the people and not for their own benefits. I think that Google earns the revenues only through the help of advertisements.
However, the author states that the Google earns a lot of revenues from the data analysis of the users. Author states that these search engines maintain the server logs which can get the information related to the web request and internet address (Orwell, 2010). She also states that these companies analyze the logs in order to generate more and more revenues. Yahoo which is one of the most popular search engines even uses the method for the purpose of generation of more revenues. Yahoo even uses the cookies on the computer of the user for the purpose of generation of more advertisements. This clearly indicates that each and every activity of these search engines is for their own profits. It is important that the users should be aware of these tactics of these companies as they are nothing for their own benefits.