Spock Opening New Privacy Debate?

    April 10, 2007

Last night in the hallway I heard about Spock, a new personal search service that will get turned on next week at the Web 2.0 Expo. I heard that TechCrunch will have a preview of the service soon, maybe even later today.

But, the person telling me this was alarmed at how much easier it was to troll through someone’s personal history than it is on Google or other search engines.

I can’t wait to see it, but imagine it will be the talk of the town. Spock isn’t alone, either. Dave Sifry, CEO of Technorati, told me last night that he knows of a handful of companies that are going after the personal search space.

I’ll report more on some of the things it lets you find after I see it.

UPDATE: Emre over on ReadWriteWeb has a very interesting discussion of privacy on the Web