they do log your searches, but you can easily turn that off. also, most of the search history is not linked to you. The information is used for product improvement. If you think it is spyware, then YOUR BROWSER IS SPYWARE!!!!!!!!!!! UNINSTALL YOUR BROWSER!!!!!!!! DELETE ALL YOUR LINKS TO THE INTERNET!!!!! USE YOUR FIREWALL TO BLOCK ALL ACCESS TO TE INTERNET!!!!!!!
google the future epicenter of the American net like always these types of servers there is malware out there so be careful what you look for the cookie i haven't really fret about it though some viewers may dislike the fact that a spyware activity is forever constant if you are afraid that they may tap into your personal logins don't use the server for checking bank accounts and personal info to avoid that situation other than that i agree that it is better than yahoo and improvements continue to upgrade through out the server