---- typing in a bogus url causes browser to perform Google search?
rocknbil - 5:45 pm on Feb 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
(in both firefox and IE).
Phranque has it exactly right -ISP's are monetizing user typos by hosting their own searches, or partnering with larger search engines. Happens all the time on our ISP. Since your request goes over their bandwidth, I'm not sure anything short of a class action suit would stop it. I'm sure there's some lawyerly loophole someone would find that could tie it into invasion of privacy.