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Windows 7: Officially Google Free for 15 seconds and counting.

15 Feb 2010   #21
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

George Orwell would have loved this for a book title.

GOOGLE!
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15 Feb 2010   #22
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

The most ironic thing when it comes down to the name 'Google' is none of the two founders/business partners who created it ever wanted 'in-your-face' ads.. It was their main agenda if you like not to force adverts into the face of folk..
yet, here we stand, as John so rightfully stated, in a world almost impossible to avoid the so-called brand.

Don't get me wrong guys, I am definitely pro-google, My sites would be nothing without the all-mighty powerhouse that is Google. I will forever take my hat of to the internet greats that make most of what we have now and make it all possible. Tracking isn't always a bad thing, it's how the info is used against us that turns things sour.

Providing you don't do anything wrong, where is the harm towards one-self?
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15 Feb 2010   #23
n0th1n9

Vista HP, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro, Seven Ultimate x2
 
 

Like I always say. You shouldn't be ashamed of what you are doing, otherwise you shouldn't be doing it.

It's a good thing that these kind of technologies were not available in the dark ages.
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16 Feb 2010   #24
stew2

 

Its got nothing to do with being ashamed of what you are doing. Its about our privacy. As it says in the google toilet vid "this is my life, my PRIVATE life"

z3r010 saidi ts almost impossible to be google free and that is a horrible situation that we all now face. However we can minimize the amount of information they have on us by avoiding all of their products.
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16 Feb 2010   #25
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
After reading the F*ck You, Google article on Gizmodo.com, Completly hating the way Google introduced Buzz, and recently changing my email address to email provider GMX.com for the nicer UI. I have finally pressed the button to cancel my Google account not even 15 seconds ago from within my Google Chrome web browser. Don't get me wrong, I like Google's products and a lot of other people do to BUT I didn't use Google for anything else since I closed my g-mail account.

But, the article on Gizmodo is a very,very good read and a comment on the blog said a very true statement. -
Quote:
Has Barak Obama ever visited *Insert pornographic website here*, or made some intemperate remarks about white people in his emails? I have no idea, but Sergei and Larry [the creators of Google] do, and if he did, they own him now. You too of course, same for all the senators and congressman, one false step on line and the Google has got your number.
When a worker working for Facebook told the world that any information on Facebook can be accessed by any employee within the building, people freaked out. But, it's Facebook's server and they OWN those servers. The thought that server owners shouldn't be able to look at any data on THEIR servers is just stupid. The same thing goes for people that think Google knows to much about them. It's Google's servers and they can store what ever they want on it.

NOTE: I now need a new web browser since I used Google Chrome because it was made by Google....i was such a fanboy....
Hey,

You might want to read up on GMX here:

GMX Mail, www.gmx.com Review in Email Address Sites at Review Centre

-Bill
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16 Feb 2010   #26
AussieGuy92

 
 

and you don' think that google is the only company that does this? i am sure that microsoft and apple have much more info on you than google. how many people use ipods,macs and pcs?
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16 Feb 2010   #27
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote:
Hey,

You might want to read up on GMX here:
I have it come through TBird from GMX. No probs.

Some like it some don't.
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16 Feb 2010   #28
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
I wish more people would start moving away from googles products. Every PC i work on i warn the users of using google products and suggest free alternatives.

In the end though its up to them. If they dont care that everything they do on their pc is known by google then they can install google chrome OS, google chrome etc etc. and live in a world like this lol

The Google Toilet // Current
The Google Toilet, Great!
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16 Feb 2010   #29
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This is hiprocracy at its finest. I assume then youl be using Bing. Have you thought about how they handle your data? Also I assume youl be uninstalling Google Chrome from your computer since it tracks your usage.
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16 Feb 2010   #30
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
This is hiprocracy at its finest. I assume then youl be using Bing. Have you thought about how they handle your data? Also I assume youl be uninstalling Google Chrome from your computer since it tracks your usage.
Bing has a much better privacy policy than google: Mozilla exec urges Firefox users ditch Google for Bing

I also dislike the skyware type tracking in Google Crome so I use SRWare Iron built from Crome but without the tracking SRWare Iron - The Browser of the Future
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