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I know Dr. Katherine Albrecht from various privacy & cyber-rights conferences. She is the co-author of Spychips: How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID. Now, she has a new project as as announced in this BusinessWire press release:

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2008

Dr. Katherine Albrecht to Head US Media Relations for Ixquick.com
Noted privacy expert will help raise awareness for privacy-friendly search engine

The world's most privacy-friendly search engine, Ixquick.com, announced today that Dr. Katherine Albrecht will head up the company's US media relations and marketing outreach efforts.

Dr. Albrecht is a respected expert in the privacy arena, with a decade of experience as a privacy researcher, activist, and frequent media commentator. She is a perhaps best known for her work on privacy issues associated with RFID (radio frequency identification) and retail data collection. Albrecht co-authored the best-selling book "Spychips," and hosts a daily, syndicated radio talk show. Her writings on privacy have appeared in several notable publications, including Scientific American and the Denver University Law Review.

"I'm excited to be working with Ixquick because I'm a huge fan of their product," said Albrecht. "Ixquick.com guarantees to delete all search data so it can't be abused by Big Brother bureaucrats and snoopy marketers. I've been using Ixquick as my own search engine for months, and I can't wait to tell others who care about privacy as much as I do."

Albrecht is in a good position to spread the word, having granted literally thousands of interviews to radio, print, and television journalists worldwide. Executive Technology Magazine calls her "possibly the country's single most vocal privacy advocate and staunchest opponent of technologies that track consumers," and Wired.com calls her a "PR genius."

Albrecht will work from New Hampshire and report to Ixquick CEO Robert Beens at the company's headquarters in the Netherlands. She will be responsible for strategy, execution, and management of all media communications and marketing initiatives in the US.

"We are thrilled to have Katherine on board," said Ixquick CEO Robert Beens. "Her knowledge of privacy and her media experience will be a tremendous asset to Ixquick. We are confident that she will do a great job of educating the American public about search engine privacy and how Ixquick.com can help."

Albrecht holds a Doctorate in Consumer Education and a Masters in Instructional Technology from Harvard University. She received an undergraduate degree in International Marketing from the University of Southern California, graduating with magna cum laude honors.

About Ixquick

Ixquick.com is the world's most private search engine, leading the industry with its promise to delete all user IP addresses within 48 hours of collection. The company's innovative privacy policy and stringent data handling practices have been certified by an independent third-party auditor. Ixquick is the first and only search engine to earn the prestigious European Privacy Seal, which is awarded for adherence to exemplary privacy standards.

Ixquick is owned by Surfboard Holding BV, a Dutch company. Further information on Ixquick can be found at www.ixquick.com Further information on the EU Privacy Seal can be found at http://www.european-privacy-seal.eu/about-europrise

For press inquiries please contact:

Dr. Katherine Albrecht
U.S. Media Relations
877-434-3100 [US toll free]
+1 973-273-2125 [for International access]
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I have not really used ixquick.com metasearch site much, but now I'll definitely check it out. Whilst Google has many useful features, it also raise many privacy questions. So I am interested in seeing how ixquick.com compares. Their explanation of how ipquick.com protects your privacy is interesting. More on this later.

J.D. Abolins


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Jan. 11th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)

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