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Windows 7: Google Chrome steals your privacy

31 Mar 2010   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

Privacy as we know it is slowly becoming an antiquated notion.

The word will remain, but the definition will certainly change.


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31 Mar 2010   #12
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

They sell advertising of cause they are track where you going. creates a better target market.

They also do keep the data records. There was a court cases in usa where a gov organisation wanted the data and google didn't want to supply it. ( sorry can't remember any more details.

Stopped using chrome back in the days i was using zone alarm and discovered that chrome want to access the internet ever 5-10 min when it wasn't in use.

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31 Mar 2010   #13
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
I checked myself & you are right must admit i was surprised. Seems Microsoft has started to reform.
It is however still the slowest browser...
Have you ever tried increasing the paging file? Works wonders for IE.
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31 Mar 2010   #14
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote:
Have you ever tried increasing the paging file? Works wonders for IE.
If I want speed I use Opera 10.51 far faster a much better browser.
I wonder why Microsoft are not releasing security updates for Internet Explorer 8 there are
43 vulnerabilities listed at SecurityFocus
SecurityFocus
All the Browsers are listed at
Comparison of web browsers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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31 Mar 2010   #15
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Technically, I hear that Chrome only communicates with its servers if you choose to help make chrome better when you download, but they still arent tracking it. They dont keep it and then share it with others.

Plus if your scared about using Chrome, use ChromePlus. Its based off Chromium and NOT made by google. Plus its on Askvg.com, and she never posts anything that isnt safe, unless she's telling you it isnt safe.
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01 Apr 2010   #16
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stve View Post
If I want speed I use Opera 10.51 far faster a much better browser.
I merely pointed out that increasing the paging file will speed up IE. I'm not about to get into a browser debate. It's a matter of choice which browser you "think" is better. All browsers are pretty much the same speed on my machine. Click and your there.
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01 Apr 2010   #17
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Most of the time you are right but try going to
Chrome Experiments - Home with IE8 .
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02 Apr 2010   #18
manhunter2826

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

Excellent related thread started by JMH re Google Chrome's privacy status:
Microsoft: Google Chrome doesn't respect your privacy.
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02 Apr 2010   #19
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMaxData View Post
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
I agree that Google do like knowing a lot about their users but for Microsoft to judge other browsers is a but much.


F1 anybody?
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03 Apr 2010   #20
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I agree that Google do like knowing a lot about their users but for Microsoft to judge other browsers is a but much.
Can't argue with that, but it was posted more out of a "did you know this" deal, rather than to slam Google, and glorify IE.
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