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To: jessduntno

Concerning “Chrome” ...

I don’t trust google. I use an anonymous search engine (ixquick).

Maybe I’m paranoid, but I suspect google products of being elaborate phishing expeditions.

Don’t trust Apple either. Believe it or not, I trust Microsoft more, though I trust Linux the most.

FireFox works for me. Gets along fine with all my other apps. Oh, and I don’t use anybody’s “tool bars”. If they’re not phishing expeditions, they’re bloatware. Total cruft. If I want something, I’ll ask for it, thank you, I don’t want anybody second-guessing my keystrokes.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 8:13:53 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

“I don’t trust google. I use an anonymous search engine (ixquick).”

I hear you. But when I stripped everything out, even the oldies ran much better, loaded faster and smoother performance all around.

I run it at home too...maybe I’m a little less cautious than I ought to be...


27 posted on 11/21/2012 8:34:18 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Westbrook

“I don’t trust google.”

“Maybe I’m paranoid, but I suspect google products of being elaborate phishing expeditions.”

“Don’t trust Apple either. “

I understand where you are coming from. I finally decided it wasn’t worth the trouble of avoiding google since my ISP would turn over any information anyone wanted. So, I use gmail, blogger, google documents, and so on. They’re free, work well, and I ignore the adds.

I do try to foil apple and google as much as possible. I have an extension called “ghostery” that allows me to block tracking scripts. It is amazing how many sites have extensive tracking scripts running. If interested, install it and check out sites lick Drudge, CNN, ESPN. Some sites will have 20 tracking scripts running.

On my mac, I use “Little Snitch” to block a lot of outgoing traffic directed to apple.

Then there is the whole issue of the NSA. They probably capture everything that travels through the web.


42 posted on 11/22/2012 5:41:05 AM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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