whitenight - 12:47 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
What does this enable Google to do? What is Google trying to figure out? This information is being requested by Google itself.
Well, well, well.
This is the geolocation/IP datasets specific relocation SPYWARE I've been talking about.
See End of Jan Updates thread [webmasterworld.com]
and Feb thread for more info [webmasterworld.com]
With their hand CAUGHT in the cookie jar, NOW it seems they want to ask with "oh so innocent" looking
Share My Information and Don't Share buttons to
"Cover Your Arse"(CYA) after the fact.
Ask yourself -
* Who are they sharing YOUR INFORMATION with?
* Who WILL they share your informtion with in the future, after you've already given consent?
* WHY are they SPECIFICALLY asking for THIS "exception" when they've already spent the last 3 years geo-locating your SERPs without your consent?
HINT- it's NOT because Gorg has suddenly found "religion" and ethics.
It's because they are using this DATA in FAR MORE INSIDIOUS ways that would require EXPLICIT CONSENT for future legal worries.
Think about it!