Posts Tagged ‘Do No Evil’

Google Toolbar Tracks When “Disabled”

January 26, 2010

It seems that Google’s toolbar tracks even those users who specifically disable the toolbar, a step many take to ensure that they’re not being tracked.

Google’s “Do No Evil” commandment is being stretched a little if word from security expert Ben Edelman is true. According to an incredibly detailed posting on Edelman’s own blog about the topic, it seems as though users who decide that they’d rather not have their browsing habits tracked by Google, and then specifically go on to disable the Google Toolbar, are often still being tracked.