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Google Chrome has become surveillance software. Itís time to switch.
WaPo ^ | June 21, 2019

Posted on 06/21/2019 3:06:25 PM PDT by upchuck

Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.

Over a recent week of Web surfing, I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ad and data companies ride shotgun while I clicked around the Web.

This was made possible by the Web’s biggest snoop of all: Google. Seen from the inside, its Chrome browser looks a lot like surveillance software.

Please follow the link and read more about this.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: browser; browsers; computer; google; internet; snitchware; technotyranny
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The Slimjet browser I use is based on Chrome. But it doesn't track you around the Internet. Not tracking you is one reason Slimjet is generally faster than Chrome.

I use Duckduckgo for searches, unlike Google, they don't track you either.

For add-ons I use Ad Block Plus and Ghostery. Both are excellent. To get around paywalls I use the Reader View add-on. outline.com is also good for this.

1 posted on 06/21/2019 3:06:25 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck; null and void

[Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week.]

I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya. A Google product spying?

Say it ain’t so! (no offense)


2 posted on 06/21/2019 3:07:55 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: upchuck

Firefox and Duckduckgo

I’m still being watched, but I must be pretty boring.


3 posted on 06/21/2019 3:09:35 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler ("NUTS!!!")
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To: upchuck

I use Chromium. It’s bright and shiny like Chrome but without all of the nasties.


4 posted on 06/21/2019 3:09:35 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I heard a joke the other day that the CNN poll showed . . . No that was it. The CNN poll.)
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To: upchuck

The best part, if you want to read the article you have to turn add blocking off.

Hmmm....


5 posted on 06/21/2019 3:09:36 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is The I read in the papers.)
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To: upchuck

Been using Brave:

https://brave.com/

Loving it!


6 posted on 06/21/2019 3:10:19 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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To: upchuck

Brave browser. It blocks trackers and ads. You can watch Youtube without ever seeing an ad.


7 posted on 06/21/2019 3:10:51 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: RandallFlagg

It’s installed maybe used once.

I will try to do more with it.


8 posted on 06/21/2019 3:14:48 PM PDT by wally_bert (Disc jockeys are as intwerchangeable as spark plugs.)
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To: upchuck

Google has been running a program on the sly called “software reporter tool” that scans the content of your computer and reports it to Google, under the ludicrous claim that they are looking for software incompatible with Chrome.

Yes it is probably on your computer right now if you have Chrome installed. You don’t even have to use it - it will launch itself at 5am when most people won’t notice. If you have some modest tech skills you can disable it to use Chrome safely, but they don’t own up to this at all and didn’t ask permission.


9 posted on 06/21/2019 3:16:01 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was a worse attack on the USA than was 9/11)
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To: Overtaxed

Brave also has Tor built in incase you don’t have a VPN.

Great product.


10 posted on 06/21/2019 3:17:48 PM PDT by crusher2013
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Google Chrome has become surveillance software."

Become? It was designed that way since its inception.

"It’s time to switch.

Should have never downloaded it in the first place.

11 posted on 06/21/2019 3:18:06 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: upchuck

duckduckgo.com


12 posted on 06/21/2019 3:20:23 PM PDT by sauropod (Yield to sin, and experience chastening and sorrow; yield to God, and experience joy and blessing.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Me too. Great piece of s/w.


13 posted on 06/21/2019 3:21:31 PM PDT by sauropod (Yield to sin, and experience chastening and sorrow; yield to God, and experience joy and blessing.)
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To: crusher2013

Yes indeedy.


14 posted on 06/21/2019 3:22:41 PM PDT by sauropod (Yield to sin, and experience chastening and sorrow; yield to God, and experience joy and blessing.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

“I must be pretty boring”

We know.


15 posted on 06/21/2019 3:23:03 PM PDT by fruser1
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The biggest killer of mankind

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...


16 posted on 06/21/2019 3:23:27 PM PDT by null and void (Stamp out philately!)
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17 posted on 06/21/2019 3:26:00 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: upchuck

Amazon owns WaPo.

Conflict of interest.


18 posted on 06/21/2019 3:27:12 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: upchuck

I’m using Brave, trying to ditch Firefox completely.


19 posted on 06/21/2019 3:29:31 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown
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To: upchuck

Bfl.


20 posted on 06/21/2019 3:31:10 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Do you know anyone who isn’t a socialist after 65? Freedom exchanged for cash and control.)
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