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 December 3, 2009  Posted by  Online

Michael Zimmer writes:

Google has announced a new “feature” to its homepage: upon loading, only the Google logo, the search box and the search buttons are visible. The links to additional products, advanced search function, and the privacy policy, only fade in if the user moves the mouse.

Mike goes on to discuss the implications of not having a link to the privacy policy visible when a user first sees the Google homepage. Intriguingly, he writes:

…. I wonder what the State of California will think about this, since it was California’s law requiring a privacy policy be “conspicuously” placed on a website’s homepage that finally compelled Google to add the link in the first place. If a user has to interact with a page in order to make the link visible, is that sufficiently conspicuous?


  One Response to “On Google’s New Homepage, Privacy Fades Away”

  1. The continued arrogance of Google is reason enough to have its executives jailed in Italy.

    It really has become a law unto itself.

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