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At Google, we put a lot of thought into improving your online experience. We're alarmed by what we believe is a growing disregard for your rights as computer users. We've seen increasing reports of spyware and other applications that trick you in order to serve you pop-up ads, connect your modem to expensive toll numbers or hijack your browser from the site you're trying to visit.
I would somewhat more impressed if they saw fit to explain EXACTLY what they do with the toolbar data they collect.
"...Google may collect information about web pages that you are viewing when the advanced functionality is enabled. However, this advanced functionality is optional, and can be easily disabled and re-enabled at any time ...."
We intend to follow these guidelines ourselves with the applications we distribute (such as the Google Toolbar and Google Deskbar).
Cool. I promise that we won't install spyware either. I also promise that we won't post links to sites that distribute scumware, something that G can't say.