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c327
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Google Privacy Settings

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Currently using Google as my browser on this Windows 10 PC. Today I am getting a google popup when I open the browser that asks me to take a privacy check-up? I looked through the mile long privacy settings and I am highly concerned about the security and privacy of this browser. Fact is there is no privacy with this browser. How can you turn all of the things they collect off ? This is all supposed to take affect on May 25, 2018.
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I would not worry about it, most browsers are insecure and collect data anyway in some form or other, with add-ons, cookies etc. If you really want anonymity online use the onion browser (TOR) and a decent virtual private network(VPN). All the big online firms (little ones too) are getting ready for this up coming EU directive regarding data gathering and protection - the joys of international law in different regions. I have lost count the number of emails I have had from Google, M$, banks etc telling me about privacy policy changes. Google asks me to review it every other week!
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Browsers collect data on where and when you visited sites, and sell some info to retailers and spam mailers.. just on the edge of legality! Some personal info is still regarded as private, unless you authorize release. Those ad companies will hound you with reminders of where and what you looked at for months! The loss of "no third-party cookies" blocking should be reverted.
VPN is a fairly safe way to stay off the snooper fishing (phishing?) grounds.
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Post by evasive »

using those two words in one line "Google" and "privacy" is a no-no.

For me, the exact moment I gave up my privacy was when I connected to the internet for the first time somewhere in 1994-ish still using a 14k4 dialup-modem.

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Google leaks a lot of personal information even in incognito mode. I must use ghostery and another extensions to protect myself from viruses
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Baba_Grin wrote:Google leaks a lot of personal information even in incognito mode. I must use ghostery and another extensions to protect myself from viruses
Quite comical, given you have a google mail account linked to your profile...

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