xcoder - 10:02 pm on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
People had, and still have, the ultimate opt-out: simply don't use it.
This is no longer an option for Joe public. They are horde and *forced* to use goog whether they know/want it or not.
Goog is almost on every website they visit, goog also power most other search engines out there. Not to mention the wild spread of the android op, goog even managed to creep into Joe public TVs.
Unless you are an IT specialist and know exactly where to look for and what to block, "Opting out" of goog is simply impossible at this stage ...