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Originally Posted by zyepod View Post
Makes me wonder about Chrome because of MacInWinn's statement about sites reporting back to Google are you opening a door that wouldn't be if using Safari?
I think he's pointing to their web products and not Chrome itself, the former of which very likely do track not you specifically but your machine. All Chrome does is generate a random non-identifiable token to track installs. You'll see silly suggestions that it tracks what you browse but those suggestions are all rooted in tin-foil theories that fail to see that the "tracking" Google does with your search is only done through predictive searching which every browser does. In fact, the biggest story about this was one put out by Microsoft saying that IE didn't track like Chrome does because it didn't track your search results. What they failed to tell people was that they disabled predictive searching in IE and enabled it in Chrome.

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