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Old 06-23-2019, 09:42 AM   #1
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Google Chrome has become surveillance software

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Over a recent week of web surfing, I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ad and data companies ride shotgun while I clicked around the web.

My tests of Chrome versus Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of web surfing on my desktop, I discovered 11,189 requests for tracker “cookies” that Chrome would have ushered right onto my computer, but were automatically blocked by Firefox. These little files are the hooks that data firms, including Google itself, use to follow what websites you visit so they can build profiles of your interests, income and personality.

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but, I'm operating in the dark. I downloaded a app to stop them tracking me? Are you saying, We're all being tracked and our data is being collected and analyzed? Oh, Please, PLEASE say it isn't so....

The internet is a "public Space" Just like going into a gas station, you should presume you're being recorded.... If you don't want to be record, "Simply, Don't go in...."

So much for the PFF, Internet, Cell Phones, Credit Cards, Utilities, Car ownership, Home ownership, dangit! Sucks, but technology is used for us, and against us every minute of every day...
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Its not the end of the world Jim just switch browsers.
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Its not the end of the world Jim just switch browsers.
yep. that'll help. Technology (even what's considered ancient, compared to whats available today) is extremely impressive...
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So deleting history after each session on the web won't help get rid of cookies?
BleachBit used the same won't help either?
What about going Incognito?

Not being snarky, honest questions.

Used Firefox before, it had issues, was glitchy.

ETA That article seemed to be a advertisement for Firefox.
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All I use is Firefox, best browser on the net, keep it updated! I also use duckduckgo as my search engine and Glary Utilities once a week.
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So deleting history after each session on the web won't help get rid of cookies?
No you have to go in and Delete cookies

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BleachBit used the same won't help either?
Yes but your Drive will be erased as well.

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What about going Incognito?
Surfing the web naked will not help, No

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Not being snarky, honest questions.

Used Firefox before, it had issues, was glitchy.

ETA That article seemed to be a advertisement for Firefox.
I have used Firefox for ever before that Netscape 4.0. back when I had 2 dialup modem in shock gun mode from spydee net.

I now use Firefox Quantum 64-Bit it updates all the time. Adblock Plus is the best blocker. I have used DuckDuckgo as my default search engine and delete all the others. I rarely ever have issues BUT I don't use my phone to surf, nothing is 100% but why not do what you can. Just like Max.
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No you have to go in and Delete cookies

Yes but your Drive will be erased as well.

Then asking Chrome to clear cookies doesn't work?

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And don't understand about erasing drive. Isn't that what you want to do in the first place?
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They just want to sell you stuff and make money off the people trying to sell you stuff.
It's all about the money.
Greedy bastards.
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Then asking Chrome to clear cookies doesn't work?

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And don't understand about erasing drive. Isn't that what you want to do in the first place?

yes you can with that option. The point is you know how to navigate through the options most do not or understand what they mean.



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