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An extension to add any search engine to Safari 5
Authored by: Gee4orce on Mar 03, '11 09:28:22AM

You do realise that browsers that search when you type in the address bar send the URL of every site you enter to Google ? That means that Google knows not only the sites you visit from it's search results page, but also the ones you type manually.

Pretty clever. And pretty creepy.



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An extension to add any search engine to Safari 5
Authored by: everkleer80 on Mar 04, '11 07:27:32AM

I doubt this is true. You may know more about this that I do, since I'm just assuming here, but I think such browsers (IE at least) only send the text to the search engine if the URL is invalid.



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An extension to add any search engine to Safari 5
Authored by: dandj on Mar 05, '11 09:01:08PM

Yes, Google certainly records all URL's made through it's search engine (which pretty much includes anything you search for using Safari).

However you can suspend this operation or clear your entire history via the Google home website, www.google.com/history. You may have to login first. Or search for google web history.



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