wheel - 5:58 pm on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
THe referrer header IS an invasion of privacy. I love it as much as anyone, but it's the most ridiculous concept ever. When I go car shopping and I visit my local guy, he doesn't know that I just came from his competitor. On the web, sharing of that data is automatic.
Why should I know what page you were looking at before you came to my site? It's none of my business.
It's not even immediately clear why technical people would've designed this into the web in the first place.