claus - 1:13 am on Mar 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
the same information your OS is doing which feeds it to your ISP while you're walking around with a cellphone in your pocket that's been doing more than that for years.
While on the surface those are interesting points (for another discussion), those are only your own assumptions.
First, they are unrelated to the specific issue at hand, hence OT. Second, they are your assumptions, so they might not be true at all.
Third, even if you were right there are differences between Google and ISPs that extends far beyond the company names.
why would you want to?
Honestly, you don't seem to understand the very concept of privacy.
It's not about turning this off. It's about that this should not be enabled by default. You should have to turn it ON, if you think you need it.
There is no need in the world to ask "why" - it's a basic human right to be able to live your life and do what you do with as little monitoring as possible, preferably none at all. The reason doesn't matter. Ever.