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Windows 7: Google now displays your IP address.

27 Nov 2011   #31
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't like these sites knowing so much stuff about me. How can I prevent them from knowing anything ? I must not have all the proper chrome extensions installed, only some for such job.


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27 Nov 2011   #32
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I don't like these sites knowing so much stuff about me. How can I prevent them from knowing anything ? I must not have all the proper chrome extensions installed, only some for such job.
We are living in a world where knowledge is a means to wealth. The incentive for search engines such as Google to gather information about its users is that they can easily sell that information to others. Google now owns YouTube. Why do you think they bought it? Millions of people use YouTube and Google is gathering information about those users as well.

Not only Google but financial organizations of which PayPal is a classic example. Can you buy anything on eBay without using PayPal? eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion. Why? Was it just to acquire the 'gorilla' of online payments or did they also consider that by doing so they acquired the financial records of millions of eBay users as well as those of eBay's competitors?

If this sounds too conspiratorial than turn a deaf ear but consider this, the rise of identity thefts is rampantly increasing and these info-giants are a perfect target for such thieves.
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27 Nov 2011   #33
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just CMD to get your ip.
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01 Dec 2011   #34
JohnShilton

Windows 7 Home 32bit.
 
 

What about the business of the sites that provide that ip addresses of people, their businesses must have gone down, i am so much worried about the situation, its so much twisting, bigger companies are going down, some are rising, Google has created such a stir.... its getting more and more interesting with time.
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09 Dec 2011   #35
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnShilton View Post
What about the business of the sites that provide that ip addresses of people, their businesses must have gone down, i am so much worried about the situation, its so much twisting, bigger companies are going down, some are rising, Google has created such a stir.... its getting more and more interesting with time.
No matter what you do the ip address is the basis of every computer address on the Internet, all of the other addresses like Yahoo! or Google are just extra, as all of you web address are bound to the IP by using a DNS query. All of the Ip adress on the internet are public and anyone can find one out, just use cmd and type in ping google.com, the ip aderess shows up, basically anything on the Interent has their Ip adress displayed whether you like it or not.
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10 Dec 2011   #36
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There has to be a way to block your IP or prevent what Google or ISP can find out about you and keep things to a bare minimum.
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10 Dec 2011   #37
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
There has to be a way to block your IP or prevent what Google or ISP can find out about you and keep things to a bare minimum.
Anonymous proxy services aside, there's no way to block the web server from seeing your IP. Otherwise they couldn't send you the pages. What I don't like are signatures that have a graphic on a 3rd party site. For you to see the graphic in your browser, it has to fetch it from the 3rd party site that has the image file. Therefore that server can get your IP. I'm sure everyone has seen those signature graphics on a forum that says something about "Your IP is xxxx and I'm gonna' get you!" or some such twaddle.

Well, if that guy with the sig controls the server that serves up the graphic, he can get your IP address. That's why many email clients like Thunderbird block images. If they didn't as soon as you open your mail the image is fetched from who knows where and they have your IP.
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23 Dec 2011   #38
GamePlanner

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

I use dynamic ip and sometimes vpn so it doesnt matter for me to notice my ip
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23 Dec 2011   #39
Wisheezy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by C32C3 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I don't like these sites knowing so much stuff about me. How can I prevent them from knowing anything ? I must not have all the proper chrome extensions installed, only some for such job.
We are living in a world where knowledge is a means to wealth. The incentive for search engines such as Google to gather information about its users is that they can easily sell that information to others. Google now owns YouTube. Why do you think they bought it? Millions of people use YouTube and Google is gathering information about those users as well.

Not only Google but financial organizations of which PayPal is a classic example. Can you buy anything on eBay without using PayPal? eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion. Why? Was it just to acquire the 'gorilla' of online payments or did they also consider that by doing so they acquired the financial records of millions of eBay users as well as those of eBay's competitors?

If this sounds too conspiratorial than turn a deaf ear but consider this, the rise of identity thefts is rampantly increasing and these info-giants are a perfect target for such thieves.
Lol what are you on about?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
There has to be a way to block your IP or prevent what Google or ISP can find out about you and keep things to a bare minimum.
You know that your IP is very easy for anyone, anywebsite to see or know.. always has been..why're you acting like this Google feature has changed anything?

I suppose it's a cool function but finding your IP was never difficult anyway.
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24 Dec 2011   #40
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Any web site can find your IP. They're should be more privacy.
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