What's going on with Google these days? I travel Internationally and I used a plain "Google.com" for such a long time, whereever I was. Now it seems, I'm being forced to accept "Google Pilipinas",(google.com.ph/) or "Google Australia",(google.com.au/). I've searched various questions and answers about browser hijackings but I don't think this is a hijacking.... Just something Google is trying to push over on us. I have changed my home page back to plain Google.com but it always sets itself back to the local Google, and in the local language! And even when I choose the "Google supplied option" of ENGLISH, it sometimes doesn't change. Needless to say, this is a major pain in the *SS! Is there a way for me to take back control of MY PREFERENCES to stop getting these "Local Area Googles" and get back to a plain "Google.com"?