Friday, June 27, 2003

Google Toolbar

Google Toolbar Came across a reference to this in today's Boston Globe: "Online search engine Google introduced several new gadgets in its popular toolbar for Web browsers, hoping to build even greater brand loyalty amid heightened competition. The new software includes a feature that automatically blocks pop-up ads, as well as a program that automatically fills out Internet forms seeking a customer's name and address. The function that fills in forms offers an option to store credit card numbers too, but the information is encrypted on the hard drive of a user's computer instead of Google's computers, for security and privacy reasons. The toolbar also enables users to transfer online content to Internet journals known as Weblogs, or ''blogs,'' by pressing a button. (AP)" (italics mine)
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