dstiles - 7:06 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Since there is no known reason to use JS on a search engine, guess what I did? :)
There is no reason for G NOT to pass on referers. G knows what they are; the target site needs to know what they are; and still the original request is encrypted to protect it against intercession. In any case, if a Gov asks G to provide search data for someone, what do you think G will do? I doubt they will refuse as that will get the Gov ticked off with them, which right now they do not want.
IanCP - it's your security. If you want to run an exploitable browser that is your affair. I would not recommend that course to anyone who might by accident hit a compromised site, of which there are a very large number including many listed in (for example) G.