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What the heck, at google???
Vanity | 2-20-2010 | vanity

Posted on 02/19/2012 11:36:10 PM PST by LegendHasIt

OK, a few hours ago I tried to do a google search.... Something very benign (I do all my searches for things that 0bama & co wouldn't like with other search engines anyway).

So I type in my search terms and click the button.

And it comes back with a page saying "We have detected unusual search patterns coming from your computer. You must identify yourself to continue., with blanks to fill in, and one of those security scramble graphics where you have to type in the letters/numbers to prove you aren't a robot.

Of course I got the heck out of there immediately, and swore to never use google again, since I don't trust them anyway.

Then a full computer scan with Ad-Aware reported a "hostile entry attempt from google.com" and submitted it for "Threat Alliance analysis".


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: google; googleidentity; hostile
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Anyone else seen this? I wonder if google was hacked, or if it is just a preview of their soon to come deeper personal identity mining requirements.

Or perhaps Skynet has indeed become self aware.

1 posted on 02/19/2012 11:36:14 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

I got one of those on google the other day. The message said unusual traffic detected on my network, then the little type in the wavy letters box.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 11:42:19 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: LegendHasIt

I do not use Google directly. I use Google indirectly thru startpage.com

Startpage.com enters Google searches thru their own proxy or some such. They isolate you from SkyNet. Give it a try.


3 posted on 02/19/2012 11:45:18 PM PST by tpmintx (Problem: The people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: LegendHasIt
"unusual search patterns"

What does this even mean?

4 posted on 02/19/2012 11:45:52 PM PST by the anti-liberal
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To: LegendHasIt
Google, social media, stupid cloud, pic/video hosting, forums, smart phones, GPS devices, every keystroke, every word = our tickets to the ovens. Time to pull the plug, no kidding.

5 posted on 02/19/2012 11:50:56 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: sockmonkey; the anti-liberal
It was slightly different for me. Had blanks for name and email address too, and 'search patterns' rather than traffic.
(I have a static IP, and am the only computer on that network, and had only used google twice during the day, although I did several searches at youtube early in the afternoon.)

What does this even mean?

Beats the heck out of me.
I do do a lot of 'prepper' type searching, which we know that the Administration hates, but like I said, I use a different SE for that kind of stuff.

6 posted on 02/19/2012 11:54:43 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: I see my hands

Yeah, I have refused to buy an I-phone or I-pad, or an Android (google) phone or tablet because I know that they track and report your every movement.

Never used facebook or twitter, even before their sins were discovered.

And I turn on my old ‘dumb’ cell phone maybe once a month.


7 posted on 02/19/2012 11:59:34 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

Hate to clue you in but you are already being tracked just by being on your computer and posting——particularly on this sight. We are consider extreme by those who don’t like our view point.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 12:08:45 AM PST by Nifster
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To: LegendHasIt

Google= the DNC


9 posted on 02/20/2012 12:12:24 AM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: tpmintx

How can we “trust” Startpage?


10 posted on 02/20/2012 12:15:28 AM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: LegendHasIt

I can only assume that they suspect you of being some kind of a search bot, making millions of searches a minute, since only this kind of a search would cause them problems. I doubt they would care about the content of the actual search, and wouldn’t try to stop you from making certain types of searches they might disagree with politically. This could be possible if maybe some bug on your computer is doing these random searches without your knowledge.


11 posted on 02/20/2012 12:22:51 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Nifster
Oh golly gee, thanks for cluing me in. I thought they loved FR in D.C. and that Napolitano had us on her 'friends list'.

This seems a little different.

12 posted on 02/20/2012 12:24:47 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

BTTT to reboot...

This stinks..


13 posted on 02/20/2012 12:24:47 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma; All

Yeah, And I’m running “’spybot’ now. It has been locked out of many of the files and folders that it checks, and is reporting hundreds of errors..

Looks like I’m going to have to do a “System Restore’.

Maybe it wasn’t google themselves, but a hacker.


14 posted on 02/20/2012 12:29:12 AM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

Google is paid to ensure some websites end up at the top of a search.

Somebody has probably figured out how to use a bot to put their particular website on top.

By using that filter, they are ensuring whomever is doing the searching is actually human.


15 posted on 02/20/2012 12:32:32 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nifster

What do you mean this site? I just come to DemocraticUnderground to look at pictures of rainbows and talk about how we can reach humanity on a more human level of transcendence while.... oh, wait.


16 posted on 02/20/2012 12:35:45 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: Jonty30
Google is paid to ensure some websites end up at the top of a search.

Got a link for that?

I've got a web site that isn't taking off. Sounds like you've got the solution! Where do I click? How many hits do I get per dollar?

17 posted on 02/20/2012 12:37:43 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

I don’t have solutions.


18 posted on 02/20/2012 12:40:02 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: 21twelve

Sorry I am guilty of stating the obvious... should have know better


19 posted on 02/20/2012 12:45:14 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Jonty30
I don’t have solutions.

But you said Google does. Where do I click to pay them to boost my site?

20 posted on 02/20/2012 12:45:39 AM PST by cynwoody
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