Tue, Sep 19 2006 23:38
Google is turning into the evil empire
Okay so I was googling to find the citation for the famous Linda Evangelista quote "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000" when my OEM installed XP MCE computer got an update from it's OEM installation of the Google toolbar...notice please how if I just blindly click "Ok" Google can and will easily change my default search engine to it?
Excuse me? Where in the EULA does it say that vendors can make it slightly so slimy that I end up blindly clicking OK and having to ensure I read the detailed fine print to ensure I don't get this kind of stuff done to my computer?
So when does Google toolbar cross over the line of spyware?
(for the record, the "I don't get out of bed ... " quote by Linda is the second famous quote on this page.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Evangelista)
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