europeforvisitors - 3:44 pm on Oct 13, 2007 (gmt 0)
If you're genuinely worried about privacy, focus your anger or paranoia on things that really matter. Example: My wife called a credit-card company a while back about our account. They asked a series of "security questions" to make sure that my wife was the account holder. Those questions included the name and address of our grown-up daughter in another state (information that we'd never given the credit-card company). To me, that kind of thing is a lot more creepy than whether Google knows that johndoe1784 has links to anonymous9732 and alias9931 on a social network.