incrediBILL - 11:28 pm on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
With some complaint this hair-brained it's obvious the author knows nothing about the protocol whatsoever. It really sickens me to see people wrongfully jump on the wronged party here, that don't know where the blame actually lies, just because it's popular to Google-bash. I'm no fanboy of any company but at least have the common decency to put the blame where it actually exists this time: in the browser, in YOUR HANDS to control.
THe referrer header IS an invasion of privacy
How can something your browser broadcasts be in invasion?
An invasion is when someone is encroaching upon your rights which is hardly the case when your browser willingly broadcasts that information.
Simply stop broadcasting it.
It's your browser, you can either block it with a firewall, an add-on, or an option setting.
Besides, this has been going on since the beginning of the internet, nothing new, nothing about Google, or Yahoo, or Bing, or any SE for that matter, it's all about the BROWSER.