Obscuring search requests does not work

Or at least that is what Bruce Schneier is suggesting.

TrackMeNot is a Firefox plugin that is supposed to do just that, by sending random search queries out to engines while you are doing something besides searching for porn and bomb-making instructions.

It sounds to me like it just makes for lengthier data mining periods, and a good chance you will eventually get your IP address blocked by search engines. Of course, you could use an anonymizer to prevent the latter, then you only have to worry about your browser eating up 99.99% of your CPU cycles waiting for results.

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