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22 Feb 2019   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Banyarola

Version 11 is better than version 9. That is all I said/meant.
IE IS more clunky than Firefox or Chrome. That way I'd agree with you - Why do you think Microsoft stopped developing IE and moved onto Edge?
I've found Firefox to be far clunkier than IE 11, especially when it comes to cookie control. And before anyone starts to carry on about cookies not being dangerous, yes, I know most cookies are harmless and many are beneficial, but the fact is a significant number are harmful, mostly from being used for tracking or advertising. Also, my computers are just that, MY computers and I will be the one who determines what gets putt on it or not. Anymore now, every website I visit seems to believe they need to plant a cookie on my computer when there is no need for most of them to do so.

As far as how great Edge goes, if it is so great, why is MS replacing it with a new Chromium based browser?

Confirmed: Microsoft is replacing Edge with a Chromium-powered browser - TechSpot


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22 Feb 2019   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
IE is absolute junk, it is end of life and doesn't support lots of modern web standards, Firefox or Chrome are far better choices.
I disagree. IE11 meets my needs far better than Firefox and is far easier for me to use. The only time I ever run into a problem with IE11 is on the rare websites i encouter where the web developers were too incompetent or too lazy to program the site to be compatible with IE11. Those sites I blow off and won't use. I've yet to miss them.

IE11 is reaching end of life only because MS has chosen to replace it with Edge in Win 8.1 and Win 10. It will still be supported, albeit barely, in Win 7 until Win 7 reaches EOL. At that point, I won't be able to use it anymore becasue I will be using Linux by then and will be using another browser(s).

As far as Chrome goes, again, I trust all things Google as far as I can spit upwind in a Class 5 hurricane.
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22 Feb 2019   #13
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atoms88 View Post
I fixed it. All of the associations have to be turned off.
I am happy for you to discover your solution. I have used computers and internet 2 decades. Have tried most all the popular browsers. I have never suffered any issues and 1 bsod (due to my trying to do more than machine can handle, not some virus). I use what is best for my needs, which at times requires more than a single browser. You will find people come and go and make statements that they hate this or that and vow or suggest 'never' use or 'only' use brand x, blah blah etc. I never listen to this (when it involves opinion and not fact, which is almost always) and suggest people be wise, use care and stay away from evil websites (which usually is the source of their negative experience).
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22 Feb 2019   #14
ceo54

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
As far as Chrome goes, again, I trust all things Google as far as I can spit upwind in a Class 5 hurricane.
You're absolutely correct. People who use Google products don't care for their privacy or their digital liberty. They're naive who don't understand what Google does and what's it up to. Besides Google products are pure crap because the primary emphasis being on data collection a.k.a telemetry. These telemetry modules are hardcoded into the very fabric of the code, getting rid of them is not as easy as with the products of other vendors.

One thing I always love about the Google products is that they are always aimed at the beginners or amateurs. You'll never find features that advanced users look for. This is the first thing I noticed with the Chrome browser, then I dumped it for far advanced, Firefox eventually moving on to Opera then finally settling with Maxthon. Google users can only dream of the features Maxthon offers.

Who in their right mind would want to use the products from a company who doesn't allow you admin rights on your own device ? I'm yet to find a suitable word for these people.
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23 Feb 2019   #15
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

There isn't social media platform from Google to facebook to Twitter to Amazon to your phone that isn't harvesting every bit of info they can on you without you knowing it or without your permission...
Browsers are only a small part of the personal data harvesting machine aimed at you.

You want privacy? LOL...Forget it...
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23 Feb 2019   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
There isn't social media platform from Google to facebook to Twitter to Amazon to your phone that isn't harvesting every bit of info they can on you without you knowing it or without your permission...
Browsers are only a small part of the personal data harvesting machine aimed at you.

You want privacy? LOL...Forget it...
True, it's impossible to have total privacy anymore but one can minimize the damage quite a bit. I don't use social media; email works just fine and I don't use it for any sensitive information. My cell phone is dumb as rocks and has texting and voice mail blocked so random phone spam dialers can't run up my phone bill. I don't advertise my personal data on the internet. If some company that doesn't need my phone number demands that I provide it, I use an unused phone number that is still mine but replace the exchange with 555. That way, if the company, or any company who bought the number from that company, is stupid enough to try and use it, they will get directory assistance. I use a private mail box for all my mail and package deliveries and as my home address. I download bank statements. I'm stingy with who gets my phone numbers and email address. I block unneeded cookies.

All that may sound excessively paranoid but I rarely get phone spam calls, never had a package lost to porch pirates or thieves robbing my mailbox, get very little spam email, etc.
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23 Feb 2019   #17
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well, you can minimize it as you do..I do also but, it's really unavoidable no matter how hard you try. Even your car knows where you are going and how your are driving..You walk down the street and a surveillance cam is capturing your image...

Anyway, good luck with your efforts to maintain your privacy..
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23 Feb 2019   #18
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
Well, you can minimize it as you do..I do also but, it's really unavoidable no matter how hard you try. Even your car knows where you are going and how your are driving..You walk down the street and a surveillance cam is capturing your image...

Anyway, good luck with your efforts to maintain your privacy..
touché
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23 Feb 2019   #19
Banyarola

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
touché
Yes, it's so much fun...
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23 Feb 2019   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
Well, you can minimize it as you do..I do also but, it's really unavoidable no matter how hard you try. Even your car knows where you are going and how your are driving..You walk down the street and a surveillance cam is capturing your image...

Anyway, good luck with your efforts to maintain your privacy..
One of the reasons I keep my '08 F150 is it isn't trackable. I also have the GPS on my cell phone turned off (not to mention the cell phone itself stays turned off).

The images from surveillance cams aren't as high definition as you see on TV or in the movies nor can they be enhanced (I've seen the recordings from several of them).

Again, I know I can't avoid all tracking and spying but I can minimize it considerably and make life miserable for anyone trying to track me.
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