Google have finally revised their cookie expiration policy, which will have user cookies expiring after 2 years. (For those of you who think this is too long, it needs to be kept in mind that this used to be set to expire in 2038!).
Of course, the tin-foil hat wearers amongst us are going to find it difficult to convince the "keep-your-stinkin-privacy-i-want-my-15-minutes" facebook generation that privacy actually matters, but we can probably chalk this, and their earlier anouncement to sanitize search server logs after 18 months as a tiny victory..
*wonder if i should mention this on my twitter page?* :>