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13 Apr 2013   #1791
gregrocker

 

Chrome and any other Google program or site when installed or signed into is pernicious spyware that tracks your every move and crunches it into data which is used and sold.

Even Consumer Opt-out | NAI: Network Advertising Initiative will not prevent Google spying.
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13 Apr 2013   #1792
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Chrome and any other Google program or site when installed or signed into is pernicious spyware that tracks your every move and crunches it into data which is used and sold.

Even Consumer Opt-out | NAI: Network Advertising Initiative will not prevent Google spying.
That's horrible. Didn't know that. Should I stop using Chrome?
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13 Apr 2013   #1793
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Chrome and any other Google program or site when installed or signed into is pernicious spyware that tracks your every move and crunches it into data which is used and sold.

Even Consumer Opt-out | NAI: Network Advertising Initiative will not prevent Google spying.
That's horrible. Didn't know that. Should I stop using Chrome?
No that's horrible. Its a very small fee for so many free services.
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13 Apr 2013   #1794
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Personally I'm prepared to put-up with the Google tracking for what it gives me ....

Good search facilities, and even the ad targeting means I get adverts in web pages that i'm interested in

One recent example of the more complete service is

I was due to go out and surfed the web before I left and happened to checkout a local technology store on the PC before I left, (I had been looking at tech items that day and noticed an ad for the store selling products I was interested in).

Taking my Android tablet with me I walked towards the local bus stop, before I got there, less than a hundred yards, my Google Now! on the tablet showed the weather forecast for the store location, an estimate on the time to get to the store, by bus, based on two local bus timetables, and offered to navigate there - spooky or magic it may seem at times, it is certainly impressive, the system knew I was moving from the GPS in the tablet and provided me with useful information based on my recent activity.
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13 Apr 2013   #1795
z3r010

 

Yep, I'm another that loves the unparalleled Google services and really don't care what data they mine to give it to me.
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13 Apr 2013   #1796
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm with Greg, I don't like my data given and made available to the entire world population. Nothing about me could be of any use to anyone. My demographic is not much use since the baby-boomer fascination has stopped, most of us are dead.
Bing is about the same as. It feels like they are local peeper looking in my windows at night.
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13 Apr 2013   #1797
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't really care if Google secretly spies on me and sells that data, I love Google and its services, I can't imagine life without it, but what I'm concerned about is that the data that Google collects is sent to their servers from my system which involves data transfer which might be slowing me down.
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13 Apr 2013   #1798
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Any data transferred would be negligible, so not really a speed factor

And the fact that you live 3,959 miles from the nearest landline would probably be more of a factor
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13 Apr 2013   #1799
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That was good to know, anyway, FF20 rocks, am dumping Chrome, it's more of a joke than a browser... :/
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13 Apr 2013   #1800
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
That was good to know, anyway, FF20 rocks, am dumping Chrome, it's more of a joke than a browser... :/
Since removing Google Chrome, I've had no reports of adware or spyware on my system.

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Google asked if I wanted to enable their Cookies, I would prefer not to have my e-mail address tracked and then sold to other third-parties so they can send me junk mail.
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