aristotle - 1:38 pm on Jan 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Perhaps you can help me out.
I don't see anything on:
that states Google is collecting detailed user data.
Either I've missed the statements where they are gathering data, or you are promoting misinformation.
Well Google has said, or not said, a lot of things. What I'm saying is that they SHOULD be collecting and using user metrics data. In fact, I think it should be the biggest "factor" in the algorithm.
Google must have spent quite a lot of time and money to develop Chrome, and I doubt they would have done so without envisioning a purpose for it.
As for any privacy policies, I'm sure that someone at Google can think of a way to circumvent them. For example, maybe all the data could be aggregated into a database that doesn't include anybody's personal information.