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 Post subject: Question about Chrome
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:43 am 
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A certain person has suggested to me very strongly that Google collects data of what you do and you can't turn it off. Is there truth to this?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:23 am 
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yes they do colect data but after a couple month they delete it

i use chrome and i like it i dont care much about them having my data because i dont do stupid stuff like watch porn or something


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Chrome
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:27 am 
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Dwood15 wrote:
A certain person has suggested to me very strongly that Google collects data of what you do and you can't turn it off. Is there truth to this?


There are currently countless blogd, articles and stories out there on this subject. How true is it or is it true? I really don't know. There seems to be a very large following out there of very paranoid people who seem to think Google is collecting everything from my DNA to my bathing habits.

Google is in the information business. They collect and sell information for their living. Nothing after all is free. Just how much of that information could be considered private is anyones guess. Google trys hard to present a squeaky clean image but seems to be faultering with their Chrome EULA and recent changes to that EULA.

This should make for interesting discussion.

Ron


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yahoo and microsoft collect private data to


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All you have to do is read the EULA and other contracts to which you've agreeduf you've installed the software.

Every stupid conspiracy blog I've seen makes two mistakes:
A) they assume their personal info is valuable, and
B) they don't undestand that surfing habits are only valuable as aggregate data.

Your surfing habits are completely worthless. The habits of a million people .. that is a data gold mine.

The google conspiracy is just a bunch of ignorant FUD.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:45 pm 
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Jipstyle wrote:
All you have to do is read the EULA and other contracts to which you've agreeduf you've installed the software.

Every stupid conspiracy blog I've seen makes two mistakes:
A) they assume their personal info is valuable, and
B) they don't undestand that surfing habits are only valuable as aggregate data.

Your surfing habits are completely worthless. The habits of a million people .. that is a data gold mine.

The google conspiracy is just a bunch of ignorant FUD.


You make the driving point. As long as Google isn't selling my passwords away i'm good.


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