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    Thumbs down Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    Its amazing just how much data your fav Browser collects.

    People worry about Microsoft.

    Just found this hidden gem ( well never knew about it)

    IF you are using Chrome type in the address bar chrome://conflicts

    Modules loaded
    This page lists all modules loaded into the browser and renderer processes and modules registered to load at a later point.
    Third-Party Module Features Status
    The IncompatibleApplicationsWarning feature is enabled, while the ThirdPartyModulesBlocking feature is disabled.
    While its designed to show any conflicts it also shows just how much info CHROME collects ( hope no ones got any secret sites) Google will sure know about them
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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    While you're at it THIS is worth a look.

    And

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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    There's no need to worry about microsoft, just avoid it.
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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    There's no need to worry about microsoft, just avoid it.
    Its not Microsoft I was referring to, it was only tongue in cheek in the title, meaning there's a lot worse companies collecting personal data.

    Chrome is a cross platform Browser, so doesn't matter what OS you use ( Windows, Linux or MAC - iOS) , chrome will still collect data about the user.
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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    That horse has bolted , and it let the cat out of the bag :-)

    Its too late, even smart TV's are collecting data on what youre up to ,1 brand of TV was caught out recording conversations & passing that onto to 3rd parties
    NZ hosted email, by law has to be collected & saved by the hosting company in case the authorities want a looskee
    Free email services trawl through your emails so they can deliver ads relevant to recent emails
    Google VANs roaming the streets looking for unsecured wifi & then listening in & slurp up data : they actually got away with doing that
    Your cellphone allows you to be tracked , in more ways than 1 .
    Backdoors in OS's .

    We let it all happen, 1 step at a time Only ourselves to blame
    Buy that Google, Amazon, Apple device that just sits in your homes, listening & waiting for your voice commands

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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    nah.
    It's so easy with google:

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    Likewise Firefox, turn off all the remember stuff in settings and never have auto login, or cookies or anything.

    MS on the other hand, do their best to make it difficult for you to turn this stuff off.
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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    nah.
    It's so easy with google:

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    Likewise Firefox, turn off all the remember stuff in settings and never have auto login, or cookies or anything.
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    Dont believe that for a moment. Google still collect data about a person. If anyone believes that they dont they are fools.

    I unblocked B.M. to see what he posted, and the picture shown says it all.

    Got all that sort of thing turned off, but when going to another PC sure enough signs of previous activity. Mines also set to not record activity, but digging deep - going into show - Guess whats there
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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    ...1 brand of TV was caught out recording conversations & passing that onto to 3rd parties...
    I think all the "smart" voice-operated TVs do that - sitting in the corner listening to EVERYTHING 24/7 and then sending every voice-sample overseas for analysis; just in case you said "TV - turn on"

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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Dont believe that for a moment. Google still collect data about a person. If anyone believes that they dont they are fools.

    Of course.
    If you are using the internet, it is a public noticeboard.

    However, you can take steps to minimise this stuff.
    And remember, if you want it private, keep it off a PC (or other internet connected device)
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    Default Re: Holy Crap - People worry about Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    I unblocked B.M. to see what he posted .........


    Donít worry, your secrets will be safe with us!

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