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- -- Google Desktop Tools and Google Labs Projects
- ---- AutoLink Toolbar feature looks like SmartTags
encyclo - 8:12 pm on Feb 17, 2005 (gmt 0)
Sends URL details of every page you visit to Google, providing them a link between your IP address to third-party sites.
Current Google Toolbar features:
Conducts and stores searches, which combined with your cookie information and the above information enable Google to comprehensively record all of your browsing habits
Stores personal form information including credit card numbers (encrypted) with the Autofill option
On installation, automatically changes user's default search preferences and browser functionality
Scans and rewrites third-party pages to insert dynamic links to Google's own services
... and much more.
Is the Google Toolbar spyware? Talks like a duck, walks like a duck...
If this toolbar had been built by Claria rather than Google, it would be removed on sight by every anti-spyware product on the planet.
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