Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

Google and privacy again

How do you turn off the 'enhanced' option on the Google Toolbar, if you don't want your URLs reported to the mothership? Disturbingly, suggests you can't unless you uninstall the toolbar. It's kind of like a roach motel for URL privacy and the notion of a temporary option to disable tracking that doesn't work until you restart the browser (when the tracking will restart) is an exercise in Kafka-style logic...

Maybe I should have a privacy_rant tag to save time...
Tags: google, privacy, rant, search, technology

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