The Register and the Washington Post both report that the White House has removed YouTube from its site since it was setting cookies which tracked viewers to the whitehouse.gov site, even if the website visitors did not actually play the video.
Taking a step back: Maybe the worrying thing about embedding third-party components on your website should be.... embedding third-party components on your website. Remember the furor about ActiveX - which was for embedding components on websites and in applications? When did people lose the fear about embedding third-party video, maps, and social networking onto their sites?
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