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Old 07-27-2018, 04:56 PM   #31
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And you know, when you start translating these Russian sites it's almost a surprise how like everybody else's sites they are.
 
Old 07-27-2018, 07:24 PM   #32
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The Dark Side is using a Chromium fork? How vanilla.
Mine shows:
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Yandex
 20122018, Yandex
Yandex Browser is based on Blink, Chromium, Opera Turbo and other software.
The software doesn't feel "illicit" or "dirty". Can't imagine why anyone would exclude the use of it based solely on what, ethos?

Tableau is just "expose" (on Firefox) or a Mac.
RSS wants 3 feeds to cull content. No.
Yandex Zen shows me Television Network Icons.
Custom backgrounds was cool, for a minute. It wanted me to log in to something.
So I grabbed a data center shiny.

We'll see.

John out.
 
Old 07-31-2018, 09:55 PM   #33
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So I noticed today that going to my bank or PayPal,(but NOT my credit card company) initiates a notice in the address bar, next to the bookmark thingy, saying "Protected Mode"... with a little explanatory bubble.
All the extensions are temporarily disabled, too.
This is totally new to me, and I'll need to follow up, but does any other browser do this?
If it's even a real thing, even.
 
Old 08-01-2018, 12:55 AM   #34
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I try not to use software from nations known to rip people off by cybercrime. Even some super-cheap Chinese android phones and tablets have keyloggers and backdoors built in from the factory.
Then start by ditching Android and Windows altogether (if you haven't done so already) it's no secret that Windows sends all your personal details to the bloody (to not use any expletive here) NSA, and in regards to Google, well, only God knows what they do with your data (if God existed, that is).

Edit: it's not just the 'evil' Russians and Chinese, you know? The US government and the businesses linked to it are way worse.

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Old 08-01-2018, 08:38 AM   #35
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Software from nations like the USA is safe to use, because there are severe penalties for cyber crime.
:lol:
you just made my day!
would you also apply this adorably naive statement to online services?
maybe i should rethink my attitude towards google - seems like they're the "good guys" after all...
:lol:

btw i'm not saying that cyber crime does NOT happen in russia, or that the russian government is NOT corrupt - but to form this into a good guys vs. bad guys statement where the USA are "better" than that - that's just naive, and probably also brainwashed by recent (after helsinki) united states propaganda.
 
Old 08-01-2018, 10:06 AM   #36
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you just made my day!
would you also apply this adorably naive statement to online services?
maybe i should rethink my attitude towards google - seems like they're the "good guys" after all...
Yes, that's pretty hilarious actually, mostly in light of the recent scandals about MS backdoors open to the NSA, Google sharing their users' data with other businesses
and FB sharing their users' personal details with the US government. Not sure if this qualifies as cybercrime, but it certainly has traits of a global fascist State (yeah, yeah, call me a "conspiracy theorist" if you want , but it won't change the fact that the US gov and the private companies want to monitor EVERYHTHING you do online, be it to control people or to sell people stuff).

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Old 08-01-2018, 12:54 PM   #37
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recent scandals about MS backdoors open to the NSA
the the NSA key entry in registry hive? 15 years old if so. And it's fake news then and now.
 
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So the Dark Side ain't so dark.

It's an education.

For years now, I've been looking for a way to reduce American influence on what I see on the Internet. Now, don't get excited and start a flame war - think about it - isn't nearly everything you see as an English speaker painted in American shades and tones? What about everybody else?

Well, with yandex you can see what a different segment of the world is seeing and talking about. Just put up with the bad translations and hear what's up. It's enlightening and refreshing. And, of course, like all good things, appreciating the opportunity will take some work.
 
Old 08-01-2018, 07:55 PM   #39
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So the Dark Side ain't so dark.
I though MS Windows was the Dark Side?
 
Old 08-01-2018, 08:28 PM   #40
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HA HA HA HA you win!
 
Old 08-02-2018, 12:17 AM   #41
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It's an education.
may i assume that you yourself are from the USA, the country still and ceaselessly trying to divide the world into a bright side and a dark side?
it seems everybody else has understood that, 30 years later, the old divisions do not apply anymore.

thank you for trying to empirically debunk that.

in other words, there is no dark side.
(or if there is, it's multinational, quasi-monopolistic mega corporations)

PS: sorry for the generalisations. i know not all americans are like that, and i know there's equally naive people elsewhere. but tendentially, this good-guy-vs-bad-guy mentality has been the US' domain for a long time...

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Old 08-02-2018, 02:02 AM   #42
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the the NSA key entry in registry hive? 15 years old if so. And it's fake news then and now.
I don't know if this NSA registry key entry exists or not, but not so long ago (about one and a half years ago or two years ago) it was all over the news the fact that new Windows versions share their users' data with the US government, so I doubt it's "fake news" as you say. As we say in Spanish: "you can't hide the sun with a finger" (meaning you can't ignore what's obvious).
 
Old 08-02-2018, 04:04 AM   #43
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the the NSA key entry in registry hive? 15 years old if so. And it's fake news then and now.
Perhaps you've forgotten about EternalBlue and DoublePulsar?
 
Old 08-02-2018, 08:22 AM   #44
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No, I'm not from the USA, rather their northern neighbour. Up here, we have always felt under mild threat of domination by the cultural explosions from there. Nothing serious, just an edgy awareness of differences.

So as far as TV-radio, movies, news, etc-everything, we're inundated by our southern neighbour's output, and can't always see other viewpoints.
 
Old 08-03-2018, 04:33 AM   #45
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^ i see.
but i've seen some good canadian tv series / films that differ refreshingly from the standardised, so-called "hollywood" stuff.
 
  


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