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Windows 7: BIG SECURITY problem with your Gmail-account !?

19 Feb 2010   #31
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
This kind of gave me an excuse to get off of Gmail. Apart from the massive amount of spam I get in my Gmail account, I've also been hearing bad things about the privacy of Gmail (I just hope Google Chrome doesn't have the same issues. Does anyone know if it does?). Therefore, I decided to place some trust in Microsoft and created a Hotmail account.
Even Google Chrome is insecure.
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Thanks...I officially do not trust Google anymore.

*deletes Google Chrome and switches back to Firefox*


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19 Feb 2010   #32
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

thank you for the tip! That was quite interesting.
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19 Feb 2010   #33
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I hope this does wake people up some.

Google has actually been "evil" for several years now. Thier original slogan "Do no evil" which the CEO recently admitted was admitted was just a marketing slogan to get the company off the ground worked SO well that 99% of the population believed it. He went on to say that if you are concerned about provacy at all then stay off the net. Well sure you should think like that, but is that the kind of thing you want to hear from the guy in charge of Google???

Although other mail services andother web apps all spy on you to a degree, Google's entire existance is about collecting as much information about you as possible and reselling it. Things like G-Mail, Chrome and the Google Desktop are gold mining operations for them.

It's fine, I can do without those things if I care. But worse is when Google comes driving down your street taking pictures of you and your proerty and then having them monitor your power consumption with electronic power meters all without your consent. It's becoming impossible to "opt out" of being spied on by Google.

Google IS big brother. It was postulated that it would be the government in a certain famous book, but why not let the private sector become BB instead?
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19 Feb 2010   #34
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Thanks...I officially do not trust Google anymore.

*deletes Google Chrome and switches back to Firefox*
Don't forget this little add-on,

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/52498#

Can block Google Analytics and a few other of their ad-based annoyances.
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19 Feb 2010   #35
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Thanks...I officially do not trust Google anymore.

*deletes Google Chrome and switches back to Firefox*
Don't forget this little add-on,

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/52498#

Can block Google Analytics and a few other of their ad-based annoyances.
Wow, thanks! This will help while searching on Google because honestly, Bing isn't as good yet.
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19 Feb 2010   #36
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
Barman58: "Sorry for the long post"

LONG ???

THANKS for the information.

about GMX: have you got any "offers" / advertising emails (from GMX) ?

Dinesh: "There is really no need to worry as you can completely disable Buzz..."

not about Buzz, that´s correct.
i disabled Buzz yesterday on almost all my accounts, so Buzz is not any problem anymore.
but the BIG question is: can Google be trusted ?
after doing such an insane thing with Buzz, what will they do next time ?
thats´why i started looking for an alternative.
unfortunately, livemail is not an option as they don´t support imap.

btw. during a search on the net i´ve seen some post saying that imap can be used with yahoo-accounts.
i´ve tried several different setting, but got errrormessages everytime, does anyone know if it´s posssible ?

Not sure what you mean exactly about "offers" / advertising emails but the only mail I get from GMX is that which I am subscribed to, basically a news feed for new features, which is one every month or so and could be stopped whenever I wish.

If you mean actual advertising materials then just go to the site Free Webmail and E-Mail by GMX | Sign Up Now! and you should find a full description of the services and such
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21 Feb 2010   #37
greeman

Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the heads up. I just went in and disabled "BUZZ"
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