As Pogo might say...

"We has met Big Brother and he is us"

Supposedly, this is opt-in, but I have to wonder, do you opt-in for only one share - your current location? It looks as though you can allow another individual to see your location from then on... so one has to wonder how long it'll be before a suit is brought against an employer for mandating that employees opt in to allow them to monitor their movements.Another concern, even greater:

Anything can be hacked... if Susan B. Gorgeous allows her boyfriend to track her movements, will some predator be able to crack into it, e-stalk her and learn her home address?(I wonder how many of you are old enough to get the Pogo reference.)

Let us know

Let us know how that works out for ya, Joe. ;) I agree, it doesn't violate any of Google's stated guidelines (for what THAT'S worth). But I'm pretty sure there'd be repercussions. Shame we can't just throw up robots: noydir,noodp,noscrape :P

agreed

I think they simply decided that as a big player, MBG was a perfect candidate to make an example of, generating more FUD. The fact that the fallout would hurt a lot of innocent sites was characteristically written off as "acceptable losses".Poking the bear didn't help, but I honestly don't think Ann was targeted because of that. I think MBG was marked long before her post or Matt's tweet were thought of.

Possible?

As the saying goes, "Anything is possible"... Probable? Not freakin' likely. I think if you go read through the comments, you'll see that Barry uncharacteristically was a little quick on the trigger.

Not too sure I trust it yet...

I've seen a fair amount of squirreliness in that tool, with results dancing around quite a bit on rapidly recurring tests of the same domain. So I suspect there may still be some debugging to be done before it's stable.

Not too sure I trust it yet...

I've seen a fair amount of squirreliness in that tool, with results dancing around quite a bit on rapidly recurring tests of the same domain. So I suspect there may still be some debugging to be done before it's stable.