… not to destroy the One Ring, but to join up with Sauron. How exactly does this qualify as “non-evil”? On the contrary, outside of government, this is about as evil as it gets on the Internet. Universal tracking across all Google sites and products with no opt-out?
D., who sent the link, added that he googled “f**k you Google” and got 41 million hits. 🙂
If you must use Google for anything (I still find Google’s YouTube and image searches very useful), go to your browser’s cookie management window and delete cookies as soon as you’ve finished your site visit. (On Firefox, it’s Edit –> Preferences –> Privacy.)
And use the BetterPrivacy add-on to remove flash cookies.
I don’t know the procedures for other browsers (other than Opera, whose cookie-management leaves a lot to be desired). Maybe IE users, Safari users, etc. can add that info to the comment section.