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    Arrow An IE PageRank / popup blocker toolbar without spyware?

    Is there such thing?

    If not, I guess I'll need to code one...

    See what I found out today about google spying:
    http://www.google-toolbar-download.com/

    When did this started? Does anyone know?

    If it's a new thing and not something I ignored before, I guess it's been activated after last weekends google downtime...

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    Application Developer shabbirbhimani's Avatar
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    Nothing like that for my toolbar. I havent upgraded to beta version.

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    SitePoint Zealot funpage's Avatar
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    Google can track your ip, searches, and what search results you click on (I only saw this on google for a very brief period) w/o the toolbar.

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    Well the tracking URLs appeared with toolbar 3

    Dissappeared without the toolbar activated

    And appeared again after enabling the toolbar again...

    What bothers me is the unique ID. Because with the ID, even though a dynamic IP changes, it's still trackable...

    Ok, there's cookies etc. So there's also other possibilities to track people. And as google says on their toolbar 3 policy, they may update the toolbar when needed.

    Well I guess they will eventually do whatever they can to satisfy wall street...

    By the way, the feature isn't on right now. So I guess it was a test... The toolbar is BETA after all...


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