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Old 09-09-2008, 05:27 AM   #46
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It's beta software and they might want to have as much info as possible why the browser crashed.
Thats the friendly version anyways.
Well, yes, that's the official reason
 
Old 09-09-2008, 05:53 AM   #47
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Here's the unfriendly version:

First there was racial profiling and then there was electronic profiling. Don't think everything you email and publish and post isn't processed and saved away for some dark rainy night.........
Well - actually your friendly government (kudos to the swedish - al least they are telling you) takes care of that.

And if it doesn't rest assured that the NSA and their buddies are sniffing thru practically anything that crosses thru the US and that's a lot more than what is destined to and from the US.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 08:37 AM   #48
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http://www.reuters.com/article/inter...47077420080909

Thought this was relevant.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 05:06 PM   #49
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Lets consult wikipedia

*reading wikipedia*
la la la
Evil
Evil
Evil
Yes Google....
wait a second....

There is also a class of deliberate acts, known to be harmful to another, which are not considered evil because:

1. they are acts of self-defense or defense of another
2. they are considered justified; see Just War


My bad. Google is just defending it self. How could I be so wrong! All hail Google. (prays to the logo sitting next to the search bar on his browser window.) how sad is that... firefox's (aspell??) spell checker even corrects 'google' to 'Google' instead of 'googol'. spellchecker doesn't even spit out 'googol'... just 'Google' (first), 'goggle', and 'go ogle'. IN FACT! it says 'googol' is spelled wrong! WTF! it's a conspiracy!
you never even said why google was evil? lets play the game of making arguments without backing them up!

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Here's the unfriendly version:

First there was racial profiling and then there was electronic profiling. Don't think everything you email and publish and post isn't processed and saved away for some dark rainy night.........
do you guys forget that google chrome was open source?
 
Old 09-10-2008, 06:49 AM   #50
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Open source doesn't solve any problems except if you're a developer, and then it only solves a very specific set of problems, while in some cases, introduces others. The issues with chrome and google are not big scary demons hiding in closed source.
 
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Open source doesn't solve any problems except if you're a developer, and then it only solves a very specific set of problems, while in some cases, introduces others. The issues with chrome and google are not big scary demons hiding in closed source.
I don't understand what those issues are then
 
Old 09-10-2008, 09:48 AM   #52
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Open source doesn't solve any problems except if you're a developer, and then it only solves a very specific set of problems, while in some cases, introduces others. The issues with chrome and google are not big scary demons hiding in closed source.
They are big scary demons hiding what they are doing though.

I do understand that some people are less concerned about privacy than others - not that there is anything wrong with that - but I'd like to know what an app calls home about.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #53
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people don't realize that they pay with their privacy all the time. For example, playstation network. It's 'Free'. In reality they collect enough information that they can completely profile each of their customers AND track it back to them even though in one section they say they don't collect personally identifying information and in another they say they collect your IP address.
 
Old 10-02-2008, 05:17 AM   #54
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I don't see the fascination, to tell the truth. I may have used google once or twice in the past several years, but I can't remember when or for what. OTOH, I use yahoo search many times daily. To each his own, I guess.

Google search totally rocks mate ... I haven't used another search engine in the last 5 odd yrs!


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Old 10-03-2008, 01:28 PM   #55
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Google search totally rocks mate ... I haven't used another search engine in the last 5 odd yrs!
yea it rocks, but it also collects a lot of personal info. there is a downside to everything...

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Old 10-03-2008, 07:59 PM   #56
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yea it rocks, but it also collects a lot of personal info. there is a downside to everything...
How does a search engine collect alot of personal info?, it will obviously collect what you typed in, but I wouldn't call that alot of personal info
 
Old 10-04-2008, 05:41 AM   #57
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Actually, search engines are required to submit this type of info to the govn't. Google at one point refused, in the interest of their customers' privacy, but they were soon muscled into submission. So yes, the govn't knows everything about you, even more than you know about yourself, and soon they will be watching you everywhere you go. Do anything suspicious and you'll be considered a terrorist, taken to the ministry of love and interrogated. Big Brother is watching you.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 08:32 AM   #58
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How does a search engine collect alot of personal info?, it will obviously collect what you typed in, but I wouldn't call that alot of personal info
They can also record your IP and put a tracking cookie on your computer, both of which will be used for tracking trends which they can then use to tweak their advertising and search results.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 10:36 AM   #59
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Well, back to the Chrome browser thing... there is one feature that I kinda find useful. You can turn any website into a standalone application (kinda). You can place a shortcut on the desktop with the "site/application". Running it, will start that site without any browser buttons.

While this may sound completely useless for sites where you spend time not doing anything or learning anything useful (like youtube), I can see how this is useful for kiosks, stores with a computer open to the public to search their products and even inside companies.

Another thing I liked is that each tab runs as a separated process. In theory, if a tab crashes, the whole browser won't die with it. In practically, it does not work at all since Chrome crashes all the time. You can also drag tabs, turning them into a separated window (and also dragging a window directly into a tab), pretty much like Safari does.

Another thing I liked, is not original either, but taken from Opera, which is the speed dial.

All in all, it is a browser with potential: It steals features from other browsers like Opera and Safari and it is all blue and ugly like XP's default Luna theme.

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Old 10-04-2008, 12:32 PM   #60
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They can also record your IP and put a tracking cookie on your computer, both of which will be used for tracking trends which they can then use to tweak their advertising and search results.
And you can also delete said tracking cookie. I still don't see how they have a lot of your personal info by using their search engine.
 
  


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