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    PORCUS MAXIMUS Rockntractor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadCat View Post
    Chrome is the biggest piece of spyware to ever hit the internet.

    If you don't mind thousands of Google computers keeping track of your every keystroke, have fun with it.
    I hadn't thought of that. When I was playing with it it did ask me for permission to save or share information a couple of times and I checked no!
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    I don't know what to think about Google. I love using their products and I'm glad that a big company is promoting open-source technologies, but the information collecting does concern me a little bit. If you do install Chrome and are concerned about privacy, turn off the crash reporting option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swirling_vortex View Post
    I don't know what to think about Google. I love using their products and I'm glad that a big company is promoting open-source technologies, but the information collecting does concern me a little bit. If you do install Chrome and are concerned about privacy, turn off the crash reporting option.
    Put a packet sniffer on it (Chrome) and watch what get sent where.

    You won't like what you see.

    rm -rf obama*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    * i pick up a lot of old p3 and p4 computers for nothing and give them to people i know that don't have computers.*.
    That's very nice of you. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    That's very nice of you. :)
    It doesn't really cost anything and I like to tinker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadCat View Post
    Put a packet sniffer on it (Chrome) and watch what get sent where.

    You won't like what you see.
    I've seen it, but that's just the auto-completion for the information bar. When you type in something, it sends out those requests so that it pulls in those next lists of words. The same thing is done when you go to Bing or Yahoo's search site. If it was broadcasting your IP Address over an unencrypted GET, then I'd be concerned.

    Of course, for the truly paranoid, there's always Scroogle. I'd also recommend wearing a tin-foil hat to be safe. :)

    https://ssl.scroogle.org
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