Notice that cookie requests have been coming up when you hit that first page of Google search results when you use Firefox? Well ponder no longer, Google has decided to be “helpful” to searchers by preloading the first site that comes up, irregardless of whether or not the user clicks on those results.
This prefetching feature now has many users quite angry with Google. A post by privacy advocate Lauren Weinstein outlines many of the concerns. Thus far, this prefetch only affects the Mozilla Firefox browser. Thankfully, users of Firefox can disable this feature. Information on how to disable prefetching can be found here at Mozilla.org.