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

16 Feb 2010   #31
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The last news on that browser was June last year. So there may be security issues.
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16 Feb 2010   #32
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
The last news on that browser was June last year. So there may be security issues.
News might be outdated but their releases are newer and more often than Google Crome's

latest Chrome is 4.0.249.89 and SRWare Iron is 4.0.280, go figure
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16 Feb 2010   #33
smarteyeball

 
 

Knowing that you are being tracked, regardless of by whom, what you are doing and to what purpose that data is being used for is one thing. Liking it is another thing entirely.


The world is becoming far too increasingly blasé in regards to what constitutes 'personal privacy' and the abuse thereof.
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16 Feb 2010   #34
Kari

 

Though I share the opinion that Google, Bing Yahoo etc. are collecting too much information about us and our online habits, I think Internet in it self has grown too much; there's not much we can do for that. That ship has sailed.

However, I'm not too concerned. I have nothing against if they see where I surf and what I search. I'm an old man, happily married to a wonderful and beautiful woman of my dreams, so I don't use / surf adult sites. I do not gamble online, I do not download illegal content.

I do never give my home address, birth date or social security number online. If a site requires this information, there's normally a phone or fax option to use instead. If not, I'll search until I find a site where I can place my order without giving the information online.

I have an alias, an "internet persona" with VoIP phone & fax numbers and email which I read with a different mail client, not using my primary client. I have an Online debit Master Card to use when I order something online, using PO Box shipping address and uploading funds to debit card only when I need to pay something online, and only the amount I need to that purchase, so I don't have to give my real credit card information online and bad guys can not use my card because the account is always empty, funded only when needed.

Google & Co: If you want to collect the information about how I use my computer, please be my guest. I don't like it but there's nothing you can find you could use against me.

Kari
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16 Feb 2010   #35
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Whatever it may be, I will stick to gmail.
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16 Feb 2010   #36
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Gmail is a very good email but I switch to GMX.com becuase it looked nicer.

The introdution of Buzz really pissed me off....soooooooo......i left
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16 Feb 2010   #37
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolioG View Post
Gmail is a very good email but I switch to GMX.com becuase it looked nicer.

The introdution of Buzz really pissed me off....soooooooo......i left
You mean you "buzzed" off!! **gawd that was cheesy
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17 Feb 2010   #38
DarkRhystar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
If you do not want Buzz you can turn it off in Gmail, just login and go to the bottom of the page and look for "turn off buzz" note that it is in very small letters.
Don't do this.

Turning Buzz off doesn't disable the service, rather it just turns off the notifications.

Please read this article before thinking that Buzz is gone.
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17 Feb 2010   #39
A320

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

BBC News - Google Buzz 'breaks privacy laws' says watchdog

---------- Post added at 02:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:57 PM ----------

Not sure, but I think I am noticing some new options now for buzz. In your inbox, go to settings, click buzz, and I think those are all new options to completely delete your profile and opt out of buzz completely.

Have a look, what do you guys/gals think?
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18 Feb 2010   #40
CoolioG

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Google Chrome is on version 4 something and Firefox is STILL on 3.6
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