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Windows 7: Google Chrome steals your privacy


27 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Google Chrome steals your privacy

Watch a demo on how Google Chrome collects every keystroke you make and how Internet Explorer 8 keeps your information private through two address bars and In Private browsing. CLICK ME


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27 Mar 2010   #2
stew2

 

This should be posted under the System Security forum.

Iv said it before and il say it again, using chrome or any google application is not a good idea if you value your privacy.
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27 Mar 2010   #3

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
This should be posted under the System Security forum.

Iv said it before and il say it again, using chrome or any google application is not a good idea if you value your privacy.
I have to admit, I often the feel the same way. Opt-in or opt-out, it's almost immaterial to me. I gave up using Gmail ages ago and much prefer the Yahoo mail interface anyhow. Uh Oh ...
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27 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I must say I disagree strongly with the guy's logic.

So what if every keystroke is sent to Google's servers to give search results? The guy is dissing Chrome because it is communicating with Google's servers in real-time, compared to only once in IE.

Just the fact that the data is being sent does not mean Google is collecting it either.

Now the conclusion may or may not be true, that IE is more secure. But that is a pretty poor argument!
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27 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

JK is right in that just because they collect information, how they actually store and categorize it, determines what kind of usage may be involved. I would not assume anything sinister, but then, that is my general take on companies, maybe I am too trusing!

However...there always is the opportunity for an invasion of privacy here...just is it happening or not? Again, I suspect that the answer is no, but the problem is, what would prevent some enterprising person who is perhaps less altruistic, from hi-jacking that information? My concern would be more along the lines of do they adequately safeguard whatever information that they do collect?
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30 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black how about all the patches IE 8 needs through Windows update,
I changed the default search engine Bing to Google it took me about 15 minutes.
and if a AwesomeBar is such a bad thing why does IE8 provide one as a addon.
If Microsoft were truly concerned about safety on the web they would get rid of IE6 & IE7 .
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30 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black how about all the patches IE 8 needs through Windows update...
I only have one update for IE8 right now, and my system is fully updated at the moment. Then there's one update for the compatibility view, which is optional. How can a single update be construed as "all the patches Windows needs for IE8 right now?"

Only one.
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31 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I checked myself & you are right must admit i was surprised. Seems Microsoft has started to reform.
It is however still the slowest browser as well as the worst at following standards I ran the
sputnik Javascript conformance test on IE 8 it froze for 15 minutes at 71% before continuing & failed the test
470 times.
Opera, Safari Beat Chrome On Google’s Own JavaScript Conformance Test
I shudder to think how IE 6 & 7 would do, IE is holding the Internet back forcing developers to code for outdated browsers.
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31 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Do you use store's "Rewards " cards? Do you use ATM cards? Do you carry a cell phone around? Do you get internet service from an ISP? Have you ever bought anything online? You don't really have any "privacy", if you think you do you are just wrong. Giving any false sense of privacy doesn't help anyone. Main thing is to just protect your credit card info and social security number.
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31 Mar 2010   #10

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

hmmm....paranoia howsoever justified takes away the simple pleasures of things ....for chrome loathers there is ChromePlus ChromePlus,a Chromium based and fast browsing experience web browser. for others its a secure n reasonably fast browser

but these would be good reads for anyone interested..
Preventing paranoia: when does Google Chrome talk to Google.com?
Google Chrome to do away with unique IDs - The H Open Source: News and Features
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