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Google tricks Internet Explorer, foils privacy settings, Microsoft says
foxnews.com ^ | 2-20-12

Posted on 02/21/2012 6:08:37 AM PST by rawhide

Google has secretly been bypassing your privacy settings in Internet Explorer, Microsoft claimed Monday afternoon.

The startling accusation came in a blog post Monday by Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Internet Explorer. On Friday, a Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that the search and advertising giant was bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Safari browsers on iPhones and desktop computers.

“When the IE team heard that Google had bypassed user privacy settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a simple question: is Google circumventing the privacy preferences of Internet Explorer users too?” Hachamovitch wrote.

“We’ve discovered the answer is yes: Google is employing similar methods to get around the default privacy protections in IE and track IE users with cookies."

... Google responded to Microsoft's accusations with a statement saying that the Windows giant "omitted important information from its blog post," noting that Microsoft's “self-declaration” protocol under which Microsoft asks "websites to represent their privacy practices in machine-readable form" is impractical to comply with -- and stating that the policy is widely non-operational.

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51 posted on 02/21/2012 4:20:34 PM PST by null and void (Day 1127 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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52 posted on 02/21/2012 4:21:45 PM PST by null and void (Day 1127 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: 1rudeboy

I don’t know if this is the best, but I am very happy with it:

http://search.yippy.com/

I have used it for years (since it went by a different name). Look it over. It comes Robin’s seal of approval. (for what that’s worth)


53 posted on 02/21/2012 4:25:07 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: rawhide

Goo gle is an arm of the thugs in the WH. Anyone that uses Goo gle, g mail, real email addresses to sign up on You Tube, etc. and does not hide their IP and prevent anything Goo gle on their computer is a moron and a glutton for punishment.


54 posted on 02/21/2012 4:32:05 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Thanks for the helpful tech advice...


55 posted on 02/21/2012 4:35:42 PM PST by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: 1rudeboy

Use Firebox, block Goo gle everything, don’t used Chrome or g mail, hide your IP, use Bing or Scroogle, check your register each week for anything that says Goo gle and delete the key. Tell Firefox to delete all cookies when you close firefox and use cleanup and ccleaner(free) to make sure all cookies and temp files are deleted.


56 posted on 02/21/2012 4:35:42 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Astronaut

Hushmail is better. It’s based in Canada and it’s encrypted. It’s our government that worries me about snooping, not Canada.


57 posted on 02/21/2012 4:38:43 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: rawhide

I can read my email on Safari... guess that needs to stop...


58 posted on 02/21/2012 4:39:34 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: CaptainKrunch

And I don’t plan on signing in to YouTube and posting comments there anymore either.
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Block your Ip or go through a proxy. Make up a fake email account, one you use for You Tube only. Sign up. Then post away on You Tube. Make sure you give full rebuttal to all the paid Obots that work You tube and there are 1000’s.


59 posted on 02/21/2012 5:04:01 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Texas Fossil

I don’t trust that one at all and here is why. It won’t let me search unless I allow my no script to allow goo gle.


60 posted on 02/21/2012 5:13:54 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: jellybean

You can add it to your firefox available search engines here:

https://www.startpage.com/eng/download-startpage-plugin.html


61 posted on 02/21/2012 5:26:08 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: mojitojoe

What do you use?


62 posted on 02/21/2012 5:33:10 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Just download this and run it at least once a day, it gets rid of most everything.

At the end of each day my routine is to run ccleaner and cleanup, then registry mechanic.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=223

Both are FREE and I’ve used them for years. You do have to pay for registry mechanic.


64 posted on 02/21/2012 5:38:43 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Texas Fossil

Check your Freepmail. I don’t want to make things easy for goo gle.


65 posted on 02/21/2012 5:46:45 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: null and void

Thanks for the Ping!


66 posted on 02/21/2012 6:06:22 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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67 posted on 02/21/2012 6:08:11 PM PST by LucyT
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To: null and void

Tnx, nully


68 posted on 02/21/2012 6:16:20 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mojitojoe
You can add it to your firefox available search engines here:

It's been my default search engine in Opera for a couple of years.

69 posted on 02/21/2012 9:42:48 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: rawhide

Why is Google the villian? If Microsoft didn’t offer CRAP for a product they wouldn’t have a problem.

Heck, my three year old Vista Home operating system (touted as a miracle yet again) can no longer download their own updates and there is nothing I can find to fix it and, believe me, I’ve tried.

Please, no posts telling what is better because I’ve seen enough alternatives to know there are always problems and differences that are annoying.


70 posted on 02/21/2012 10:00:12 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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71 posted on 02/21/2012 10:02:17 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mojitojoe

The problem deleting ALL cookies on MS and Firefox is that you have to keep logging back into sites used frequently.

I have to use a cheat sheet of all my log in ID’s and PW’s.


72 posted on 02/21/2012 10:03:34 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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mark


73 posted on 02/21/2012 11:46:03 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: 1rudeboy
Ok, so what’s the current best alternative to Google?

Yandex, if you don't care if Kommittee knows where you search. DuckDuckGo, if you do.

74 posted on 02/21/2012 11:54:07 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: mojitojoe
Use Firebox, block Goo gle everything, don’t used Chrome or g mail, hide your IP, use Bing or Scroogle, check your register each week for anything that says Goo gle and delete the key.

Scroogle is officially Tango Uniform, as of yesterday.

75 posted on 02/21/2012 11:59:58 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: BwanaNdege
As soon a Linux gets some functionality with the rest of the (unfortunately) MS speaking world.

Sigh.

I've been exclusively Linux since about 2003. I have no issues interacting with Windows computers/users. My kids' computer is Linux (they installed it themselves before they were 10--with zero help). They have no issues with Windows/internet/etc.

Learn what you are talking about before spouting off.

76 posted on 02/22/2012 5:08:45 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: cynwoody

Well the Chicago thugs in the WH and Goo gle finally won, at least with Scro ogle. Who’s next?

https://startpage.com/do/search

You can still go through a proxy or block your IP and use Goo gle. Set your programs to block them from putting anything on your computer and if you sign up for You Tube use a fake emails that you use for nothing else, and fake names. Sometimes I think it’s fun to just mess with them and it’s not hard to do. Of course chrome and g mail are a NO NO. If anyone uses chrome of gmail then they shouldn’t be worried about using goo gle because the tentacles are already firmly imbedded into their registry with a number that only a computer tech will be able to get rid of.


77 posted on 02/22/2012 8:09:15 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Fledermaus

The problem deleting ALL cookies on MS and Firefox is that you have to keep logging back into sites used frequently.
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You can set it to not delete your passwords and you really shouldn’t store passwords for things like credit cards, banks, paypal, etc. Everyone should keep cheat sheet just in case.


78 posted on 02/22/2012 8:18:34 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: mojitojoe

I don’t care to store passwords, just user ID info. That is what I get tired of redoing everytime I visit a site.

For example, I don’t care to have to log in to FR everytime I visit.


79 posted on 02/22/2012 3:25:42 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: Fledermaus

I’m not sure what you mean by used ID info.


80 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:34 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Fledermaus

I’m not sure what you mean by user ID info.


81 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:59 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: mojitojoe

Like “Fledermaus” here on FR. The Sign in sites us.


82 posted on 02/22/2012 5:27:53 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: mojitojoe

Like “Fledermaus” here on FR. The Sign in sites use.


83 posted on 02/22/2012 5:28:38 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

But they’re buying Yahoo, and Bing has its own problems.

What we need is a true Conservative search engine.


Google is buying Yahoo?
What problems does Bing have?
Agreed! Need privacy based conservative search engine. May have to be user supported.


84 posted on 02/29/2012 6:34:09 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: FourPeas

What add-on do you recommend


85 posted on 02/29/2012 6:37:49 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Firefox has an add-on to disable flash cookies.


86 posted on 02/29/2012 6:47:00 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

I use both Ghostery and Better Privacy. Then run both AdAware and SpyBot weekly. Rarely is there anything there for AdAware to SpyBot to remove, but I do occasionally need to use another browser which lets some tracking through.


87 posted on 03/01/2012 6:12:35 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: bushwon

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/?src=search

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/?src=search


88 posted on 03/01/2012 6:13:54 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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