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Does Google watch my address bar?

     
4:57 am on Nov 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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When I'm on Google performing a search Google is adjusting for every key I enter into the search box. I was just curious if anyone has looked into how this is being done and if Google is also reading what I type into my address bar if I leave by visiting another site manually.
8:23 am on Nov 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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you can turn it off in your search settings but you'll need to be logged in or at least keep a cookie for that to work.

it's been live since september, 2010.
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9:02 am on Nov 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Google owns the search box. It doesn't own your browser. Well, maybe if you use chrome.

Ever looked at the html of a google dot com search page? Aside from the minified css, it's nothing but javascript as far as the eye can see. Someone might enjoy pulling it apart.
8:52 pm on Nov 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Turn off javascript. That will stop it. Javascript is seldom useful on most web sites.