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Windows 7: Fed up of these big and classical names with their pitfalls!

20 Jul 2011   #1
sevener

Windows 7
 
 
Fed up of these "big" and classical names!

Hello,

I just would make a cry against these "big names" and their software:
Chrome & Google!
IE & Microsoft!
Apple & Safari!
Firefox & Mozilla
Maybe except firefox, I feel they are a little bit unscrupulous!

I like the speed and interface of chrome and google but the privacy is deeply compromised!
I have already noticed that whatever you search in google, the place in which you live will appear also on the left of research result page!
Firefox starts to be slow, very slow compared to chrome!
Safari from Apple is old-fashioned for me! It is slow, like most Apple programs that I tested so far on PC.

I hope that one day we will see more scrupulous people who make good and free software without privacy concerns.

This is just a cry, not complaint!


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20 Jul 2011   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevener View Post

I have already noticed that whatever you search in Google, the place in which you live will appear also on the left of research result page!
I totally agree with you concerns, but I think the 1st step starts with us taking all means possible to heighten our own security levels in every way that we can. For example, you can eliminate the problem of Google having your home location displayed on its Search pages by going to the Preferences page of Google (Preferences) and in the Location section, deleting all information written in that section.

In all of these browsers, search engines, etc. you mentioned, some of your other privacy and security concerns can be eliminated by changing all of the preferences/options related to privacy and/or security.

You also, of course, have quite a few security settings built into your system that you can change.
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20 Jul 2011   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'd much prefer that I have to opt-in rather than try to figure out how to opt-out.
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20 Jul 2011   #4
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevener View Post

I have already noticed that whatever you search in Google, the place in which you live will appear also on the left of research result page!
I totally agree with you concerns, but I think the 1st step starts with us taking all means possible to heighten our own security levels in every way that we can. For example, you can eliminate the problem of Google having your home location displayed on its Search pages by going to the Preferences page of Google (Preferences) and in the Location section, deleting all information written in that section.

In all of these browsers, search engines, etc. you mentioned, some of your other privacy and security concerns can be eliminated by changing all of the preferences/options related to privacy and/or security.

You also, of course, have quite a few security settings built into your system that you can change.
Look at what google says regarding for example location:


Quote:
Can I turn off location-based customization?

The customization of search results based on location is an important component of a consistent, high-quality search experience. Therefore, we haven't provided a way to turn off location customization, although we've made it easy for you to set your own location or to customize using a general location as broad as the country that matches your local domain.

If you find that your results for a particular search are more local than what you're looking for, you can set your location to a broader geographical area (such as a country instead of a city, zip code, or street address). Please note that this will greatly reduce the amount of locally relevant results that you’ll see.
source:
Location : Customize your experience - Web Search Help
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20 Jul 2011   #5
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
For example, you can eliminate the problem of Google having your home location displayed on its Search pages by going to the Preferences page of Google (Preferences) and in the Location section, deleting all information written in that section.
Can we delete them? How?
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20 Jul 2011   #6
Imperfect1

 
 

I just did it. Went into my Google Preferences, to the Location section and deleted the information I had in there, which was my zip code. The information was successfully deleted. No problem.
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20 Jul 2011   #7
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Check back, I think they should be there again!
Each time I change google settings they come back to default!
For example, if I change the language, location, no autocomplete, no instant resulat,...etc., they don't stick, they come back to default settings!
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20 Jul 2011   #8
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
I'd much prefer that I have to opt-in rather than try to figure out how to opt-out.
Yes, agree but how to opt-in rather than to opt-out, especially with gooooooooooogle ?
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20 Jul 2011   #9
Imperfect1

 
 

Interesting. My "Location" settings change (deletion of zip code) resulted in it sticking just temporarily, but when I closed Google and searched something else, the state where I reside was listed there. So, you're right, on that one. However, you CAN set the country as the location, so at least it's quite a bit broader --- and more importantly, my other security settings DID stick.
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20 Jul 2011   #10
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Interesting. My "Location" settings change (deletion of zip code) resulted in it sticking just temporarily, but when I closed Google and searched something else, the state where I reside was listed there. So, you're right, on that one. However, you CAN set the country as the location, so at least it's quite a bit broader --- and more importantly, my other security settings DID stick.
Haha! You see!

I think, even if you change the country, the location will switch to the default one. I tried to modify it to see what changes this may do, but the default setting come back as quick as you restart chrome!
Well, I don't care much about that but the question is the credibility and functionality of browser which is questionable in this case; if the settings don't keep, why propose them, so?
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