Not sure what all this means, other than three freakin' blog posts in an hour, but it looks like the apps you install on your machine could potentially record your browsing habits in Windows (even w/in your local drives, grabbing file names?!!) if you use Active Desktop.

Again, it might not mean that at all -- I have no idea what exactly it does, but check out the link. I'll try to find time to make more sense of it later. Since this has been around since version 4.0, it's an interesting topic, for sure. Morpheus reportedly uses it.

(where "it" = "Microsoft's Browser Helper Objects")