Probably nothing to be worried about. It could have been a fluke. Or possibly someone had penetrated Google's systems, but they caught it and eliminated it by the time you reloaded the page.
Still, you are living a bit dangerously using IE and neglecting to install SP2. Not installing any security updates and/or service packs is dangerous enough, but then adding using IE on top of that makes for something akin to playing with matches in a room full of gasoline and dynamite.
This is the first time I noticed this behavior.
When I opened IE7, and loaded my homepage (google.ca), I saw a privacy report icon (the one with an eye) at the bottom of my browser. I closed my browser, and reopened it several times, but it never showed up again.
Could anyone let me know what that is, and if I need to be concerned? I've read one other post on this forum about the eye icon but don't quite get it.
I am using Vista, SP1, and IE7.
Thanks a lot in advance.