londrum - 8:43 pm on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
its funny because most people dont think twice about handing over info to sites like amazon. and you give them a lot more than you do google -- your real name, email address, physical address, credit card number etc. and they follow what you do to, they record everything you look at and try and tempt you by offering up similar items, just like google does with AdWords, with their interest based ads.
if you look at a poker site and google started posting up a load of poker ads on their search page everytime you visited everyone would be having a go at them. but if you look at a poker book on amazon and they started showing poker books on their main page, nobody would say a word.
i guess google's just got an image problem.