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A public notice about your private history (Or Google will do bad things to you).
Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/27/12 | Kathleen McCaffrey

Posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:39 PM PST by Lakeshark

I don’t worry that some of my information can be easily accessed on the web. I think I’m typical of most people in my generation who have grown accustomed to taking privacy into their own hands. My rule of thumb is this: if it’s a free service on the internet, you’re probably the product. In many instances, that’s not a terrible trade off. Facebook, for example, uses my information to target ads to my profile, but I can think of worse violations of my privacy in exchange for an easy platform to share information with my friends.

Google is revising their privacy policy in March, though, and it doesn’t look up my alley (and it probably won’t be up yours). So don’t wait for some dopey Congressman to slap a large, sweeping law that will invade more of your personal liberties (think SOPA). Take matters into your own hands and enter a 21st century frame of mind, one filled with personal responsibility: How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect (courtesy of the Electronic Frontier Foundation).

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To: Proud2BeRight

Likewise—I am not sure what they mean here. Is a Google account you have to sign up for, or does the mere fact of having used Google as a search engine mean that they have an account with your computer’s ID in it? If that is the case, can they reconstruct every search you have ever made with that computer?


21 posted on 02/27/2012 7:48:33 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: muawiyah

While you’re in a government office on the taxpayers dime you have no privacy, nor should you. If you find those terms unacceptable find another job.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 7:53:11 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: The Mayor

You’re on top of things! :)

I also changed my search engine to “Startpage.com”. It’s supposed to be more private than Google, Yahoo, etc.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 7:54:15 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: Lurker
Wasn't in there on the taxpayer's dime ~ this was USPS and it's financed out of postage and fees for services.

You people really need to get this straightened out ~ there's no need for any government employee's personal business to be available for public consumption.

24 posted on 02/27/2012 7:59:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: LUV W

I heard that and will check it out.
Good to be back on.


25 posted on 02/28/2012 7:14:57 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor

Sure is good to be back HOME!

I did it...it was easy. I don’t know if it would make a difference
but it never hurts to be cautious! :)


26 posted on 02/28/2012 7:16:46 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: The Mayor

You and I are the only people I’ve seen so far. LOL!

what can we get into. :D


27 posted on 02/28/2012 7:18:27 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: muawiyah
You people really need to get this straightened out ~ there's no need for any government employee's personal business to be available for public consumption.

When you're using equipment paid for by the taxpayer and you're on the clock every single move you make should be available for public consumption.

Government paid slugs need to get that little fact through their thick skulls. You work for us. We own your asses. If they don't like it, GTFO and find another line of work.

28 posted on 02/28/2012 7:19:53 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker
You ever stop to think how utterly stupid that is of you? What you are doing is going on record with language that will simply stimulate those government employees you hate to search for you and publish your stuff.

There's no reason you need to know more about any government employee than what you'd be able to find out about one of the judges who sits on the court that authorizes wiretaps.

In fact, you can't even find the home address of most federal judges.

BTW, I can find those addresses ~ it's actually pretty easy for most jurisdictions.

29 posted on 02/28/2012 7:24:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
What you are doing is going on record with language that will simply stimulate those government employees you hate to search for you and publish your stuff.

Tell 'em go ahead. I'm not saying anything here I wouldn't say to their faces. I've had 3 different government jobs and in every single one every move I made on the taxpayer clock was subject to public scrutiny one way or the other.

In fact, you can't even find the home address of most federal judges.

Wanna bet?

30 posted on 02/28/2012 7:27:08 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lakeshark

Done. Thanks!


31 posted on 02/28/2012 7:27:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lurker
Try it. Maybe the site manager will let us post them as we find them.

Or, maybe not.

I have no doubt that would attract some attention nobody needs.

32 posted on 02/28/2012 7:33:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: LUV W

Thanks .. had just read about those crooks
and thieves. Thankfully, I stopped using
Obama’s tools long ago.


33 posted on 02/28/2012 7:35:41 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: onyx
I do not have or use google.

wanna bet? Use your address bar to search for a word. Watch the lookup site it uses.

I still haven't figured that out.

34 posted on 02/28/2012 7:35:56 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: Lakeshark

bm


35 posted on 02/28/2012 7:38:20 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: LUV W

I posted coffee finally and have to find primary results.


36 posted on 02/28/2012 7:42:15 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lakeshark
I think the concern is very warranted. Here is something else that raises further alarms on Google's behavior.

How Google Tracked Safari Users

In other news:

Google in EU showdown over privacy rules
37 posted on 02/28/2012 7:46:54 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Principled

Been using ixquick for years- and I don’t have a google account.


38 posted on 02/28/2012 7:52:32 PM PST by matthew fuller (Elevators smell different to midgets.)
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To: The Mayor

Well, I think the results were pretty predictable, if not what we might have wished.

This has been the craziest primary cycle! :)


39 posted on 02/28/2012 7:54:56 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: Lakeshark

Do not Track Plus (http://www.abine.com/faqs.php) which I found out about right here on FR a while ago, seems to be working very well.


40 posted on 02/28/2012 8:02:13 PM PST by expat1000
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