encyclo - 4:51 pm on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
It is a ludicrous complaint - if you consider the referrer header to be an invasion of privacy, then as that header is sent by the browser and not the website, then the complaint should be aimed at Microsoft, Mozilla et al. (As I understand it, the complaint is talking aboutGoogle Search not Google Chrome).
Using POST would stop the ability of users to bookmark searches, so there is a significant downside to its adoption by Google or any other search engine. Should Google have to vreak its site to cover up for a supposed privacy issue caused by a third-party (the browser)?