01-04-2013, 07:59 PM #152
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If Google's response to them actively singling out a browser is just that it's "unsupported", then they may have some big legal challenges coming up.
I don't even use google maps. But this has me peeved.
- 01-04-2013, 09:00 PM #153
I'm not peeved -- I totally expected it.
I expect that they're going to start targeting Apple, next. Expect to see Google Maps for iOS "deprecated" with ads saying "Android will give you a better experience."
Google wants 100% of the mobile market, as well as 100% of your digital life, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.
- 01-04-2013, 09:08 PM #154
I am in the process of switching from Google to Outlook.com. I'm having my Gmail forwarded for the next 28 days. When the 28 days are up, I'll delete my Google account completely.
- 01-04-2013, 09:23 PM #155
Unfortunately because of the limitations of the MAC OS, it doesn't let Microsoft code hotmail connector for outlook 2011. Nobody can. There are 3rd party items they act like a push exchange service that works with the MAC and hotmail.
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What is the source for this reasoning ?
01-05-2013, 08:09 AM #162
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Maybe some one with better English can answer
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- 01-05-2013, 08:44 AM #163
I use adblock, and adfree, so I personally never see advertisements.
Being logged into a search engine (username password) and seeing previous searches has always been a bonus to me. Searching for obscure medical terms/illnesses is much better if the history of previous good results is easily available, to me.
If the search engine saves searches by IP, or browser cache, changing ip or dumping cache/cookies seems ok, to me. I don't see how this can be detrimental to people.
Targeted ads are a non issue (to me) assuming I can block them. I understand all search engines need to make money, if this is as intrusive as they become, great.
- 01-05-2013, 10:20 AM #164
There are some really simple steps to take to avoid this auto sharing (which I think should have been opt-in)
1. The fastest way to stop it is to delete your Google account. Free and clear.
2. If you just want to stop public access to your profile, make it private, or adjust access to parts of your profile that you want kept private.
3. You can also delete your Google+ profile but keep everything else. You lose some features, but you might not care.
As for the FUD, do your own research and make your own choices. Fear mongering exists in all of these technology ******* matches, but don't react based on what someone else wants you to do.
If Google+ gives you the creeps but you want to keep your other Google access, see #3 above. If you want out altogether, see #1. It only takes a hot second to complete.
- 01-05-2013, 11:23 AM #165
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I haven't seen anything creepy about facebook, g+, or other social media. I'm certain there is data collected that is not facing the web (privately held) and loads of it. Since its not public, I might need court orders to discover it. Meh.
This makes me agree with the majority of your post, particularly the fud portions.
- 01-05-2013, 11:50 AM #167
As is any website that I visit, log into, or purchase items from. I get targeted ads, or similar items suggested by amazon, ebay, woot, whoever. My doctors office has my medical history on laptops, unencrypted, running xp. That worries me more than my history of searching for glass bongs or baboon grass.
I'm not trying to pale one company's practices, just curious as to the real reasons for the fud (if it is).
- 01-05-2013, 12:40 PM #168
I've said it many times before. I had no issue with Google collecting my privacy data when they were merely a search engine. It was the forced Gmail account after buying out Youtube, hacking my internet browser, scanning Gmail emails, and the most recent anti-competitive actions that get my back up. It's isn't just about my data now (or tin foil hats), I genuinely don't want that scummy ad agency to make a single penny from me.
- 01-05-2013, 12:57 PM #169
I've also said before, that anything I wanted to remain private, I would encrypt or never put online to begin with. Occasionally I'll encrypt a disk image full of pictures and gmail it out to family/friends. This has less to do with google as it does isp's, the fbi/nsa/cia/whoever is else is snooping around the interwebs.
I'm assuming you have a strong method of encrypting all your internet usage/data ?
- 01-05-2013, 01:38 PM #170I'm assuming you have a strong method of encrypting all your internet usage/data ?
- 01-05-2013, 03:03 PM #172
Why not Bing it instead? ;)
Google managed to bypass user privacy settings in both Internet Explorer and Safari.
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- 01-05-2013, 04:27 PM #175
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