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Firefox does not trust Google - Vanity
Little House on Unaka | February 21, 2012 | don-o

Posted on 02/21/2012 3:32:57 AM PST by don-o

Listening to the local news this moring, they were reporting on Virginia's legislation requiring "rans vaginal ultrasound". I had not heard that term, so I tried to do a Google search. Firefox flashed this:

This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect securely to www.google.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.
Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.

What Should I Do?

If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: google
I have been hearing about changes in Google's privacy policy, but have pretty much ignored that until now. Should I be worried?
1 posted on 02/21/2012 3:33:01 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o
that's "trans vaginal ultrasound"
2 posted on 02/21/2012 3:37:45 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

I have no problem searching with Google.

And I’m running Firefox.

Maybe you should check your Privacy or Security settings.

Under ‘Privacy’ I checked ‘Tell websites I do NOT want to be tracked’.

Maybe that will make a difference.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 3:45:47 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: don-o

Two things I use:

https://ixquick.com/ as my search engine. They do not record your IP Address.

And, another little program called “Do No Track Plus” from
http://www.abine.com/ which blocks tracking cookies.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 3:58:27 AM PST by radioone
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To: don-o
The pro aborts have been claiming this is some horrendous invasive procedure when in fact most abortion facilities already do it to determine fetal age (whether they can send you home with a ru-486 pill .. their highest profit procedure or do a surgical abortion and determine the rate they will charge) ... The machines are dirt cheap , made in China and can be found on eBay for about $1100 with shipping..heres an example

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-NEW-FULL-DIGITAL-Portable-Ultrasound-Scanner-Machine-with-CONVEX-Probe-USB-/280828139128?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4162a95678

In the end this will be (for PP) a profitable exercise as it will be one more "non-abortion" procedure they can charge medicare/medicaid for.

5 posted on 02/21/2012 3:58:40 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Bigh4u2

Discovered my problem was my computer clock. It had reverted to 2004 (had a power outtage) last night and it rebooted itself.

But, I am still interested in the whole Google reach out (around?) And I did find and check the box you mentioned.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 4:05:23 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Bigh4u2

“Under ‘Privacy’ I checked ‘Tell websites I do NOT want to be tracked’.”

Unfortunately this does not work for FF versions under 4.0. I am still running FF 3.6 under Windows 2000. Versions 4.0 and above do not work on my PC. Any other suggestion other than get a new PC?


7 posted on 02/21/2012 4:11:23 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: duckman

Linux Mint! It’s free!

Or, get Windows XP.

I’m surprised that you can’t upgrade on your computer because my wife’s computer also runs 2000 and her FF version is either 4.0 or higher.

Her ‘privacy’ settings do have that box, so you should be able to upgrade FF as well.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 4:17:23 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

Ooops!

I see where you did check the box, but it didn’t work.

Like I said. I don’t have that problem with Linux.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 4:19:00 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

“I’m surprised that you can’t upgrade on your computer..”
I tried FF 4.0; but had to back it out. I was receiving ‘screen over writes’ on the tool bars and various sections of the display screen, making the current screen unreadable. Almost as if the screen was not cleared from the previous display. FF was no help they told me to upgrade.


10 posted on 02/21/2012 4:22:55 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: don-o

Sounds like you need a new motherboard battery.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 4:25:00 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: don-o

Ping for later reading


12 posted on 02/21/2012 4:26:14 AM PST by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: radioone

Thanks


13 posted on 02/21/2012 4:31:48 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: duckman

Did you try changing the ‘font’ size under ‘Content’?

It should have fixed that problem although most of the time ‘fold overs’ of the screen are related to a Graphics driver problem, and not a program fault.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 4:33:41 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

“Did you try changing the ‘font’ size under ‘Content’?”
How do you do that? I am PC challenged at times. I would appreciate the help!


15 posted on 02/21/2012 4:43:15 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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16 posted on 02/21/2012 4:46:16 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Neidermeyer
I had a trans-vaginal ultrasound. It was either when I was pregnant and could not empty my bladder or it was prior to surgery for a tubal pregnancy.

Either way, it was weird. The tech covered the appropriately shaped transducer with a condom and handed it to me. I didn't even get a cigarette when she was done.

17 posted on 02/21/2012 4:46:19 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: duckman

Up on top of FF go to ‘Tools’, ‘Properties’,click ‘Content’ tab.

Middle of page has the ‘Font and Colors’ section.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 4:55:43 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: don-o

Chrome doesn’t trust Google either. And Chrome is a Google product.


19 posted on 02/21/2012 5:01:56 AM PST by dangus
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To: Bigh4u2

Thanks, I found it and it worked.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 5:04:45 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: duckman

Cool!


21 posted on 02/21/2012 5:06:06 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

I never ever use Google for search, as they record your IP for every search that you do.
While that may not be any big deal, one has to question
why they do it.

I use Startpage for all searches.
It was a privacy expert that said that using Google may not be a good idea.

If you really have to use Google, you can have startpage search Google through the back door, so your IP is not recorded.


22 posted on 02/21/2012 5:21:56 AM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

I actually use both.

Using Google is a habit I guess.

I’m not worried too much about them ‘snooping’ because nearly everything about me is ‘out there’ because I’m a licensed HAM operator.

Unavoidable.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 5:24:38 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: don-o
Is that anything like "trans siberian railroad"?

CC

24 posted on 02/21/2012 5:25:55 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: Bigh4u2

The MacHeads must be sleeping in - 23 posts w/o

“Get a Mac”


25 posted on 02/21/2012 5:28:11 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

lol!


26 posted on 02/21/2012 5:31:26 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

“I’m not worried too much about them ‘snooping’ because nearly everything about me is ‘out there’ because I’m a licensed HAM operator.”
______________________________________

Not sure what that has to do with anything.
Being a HAM does not disclose ANY information about you
other then your address and license class.
DE W4EX
Licensed in 1958

That being said, I myself would not be paranoid about using their search, but I feel better in giving them the finger by using another search.
Good to let them know that you do not like their snooping and storing data on you.


27 posted on 02/21/2012 5:32:00 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Celtic Conservative

More like ‘Trans Siberian Orchestra’..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDS8U08Swb4&feature=related


28 posted on 02/21/2012 5:35:50 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: AlexW

If you really have to use Google, you can have startpage search Google through the back door, so your IP is not recorded.

________________________________________________________

How do you do this? What is startpage?


29 posted on 02/21/2012 5:47:19 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: AlexW

“Being a HAM does not disclose ANY information about you
other then your address and license class.”

Along with your name.

With that ‘little’ information, a person who is into ‘identity theft’ can do a lot.

It really doesn’t take much.

BTW.. I haven’t been active on the airways for quite a long time. Moved to my ‘new’ house over 10 years ago and just never set the ‘shack’ back up..


30 posted on 02/21/2012 5:48:16 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SumProVita

Startpage.com


31 posted on 02/21/2012 5:49:05 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

You wanna post some eggs to go with that spam?


32 posted on 02/21/2012 5:49:30 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

You wanna post some eggs to go with that spam?


33 posted on 02/21/2012 5:49:39 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

That’s part of the Freepathon...


34 posted on 02/21/2012 5:51:45 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: don-o
By default, google uses secure http (https). The text after the "This Connection is Untrusted" line indicates that the "google" site was unable to securely identify itself as really being google.

Consider the possibility that a virus (or something else) is trying to redirect your google search to some phishing site that looks like google.

35 posted on 02/21/2012 5:52:35 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Bigh4u2

Thanks. ;-)


36 posted on 02/21/2012 5:53:48 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: PapaBear3625

It was my ‘puter clock. Thanks


37 posted on 02/21/2012 6:02:00 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Bigh4u2

Yah. Most unfortunate, intrusive and annoying part


38 posted on 02/21/2012 6:02:53 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

Yep. When I set my computer time to think it’s 2010, I get the same message. The site ID used to set up a secure connection contains a date/time which gets it rejected if it’s too out-of-whack relative to your computer’s notion of what date/time it is.


39 posted on 02/21/2012 6:22:56 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: don-o
Here you go.


40 posted on 02/21/2012 6:40:30 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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41 posted on 02/21/2012 7:56:46 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: don-o

Google, “google + safari”

There has been a recent security lapse on the Mac side of the fence as well.


42 posted on 02/21/2012 8:53:53 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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