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Google scares me

Post by hippiewannabe » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:27 pm

I haven't dropped in here in for a week or three, but apparently Google knows I'm a fan. I was on another forum, and found a good place for one of my favorite Thoreau quotes, "I made myself rich by making my needs few". I wanted to double check the exact wording, so I searched "I made myself rich". This came up first:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10107&hilit=made+m ... h&start=30

I'm impressed, but even more appalled. We're so worried that the NSA might know our porn preferences while looking for terrorist threats, but we have willingly given right-minded liberal California tech corporations all the intimate details of our lives. How do I block that?
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Re: Google scares me

Post by asiab3 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:59 pm

Don't blame the tech corporations for a preference you can change… ;)

Turn cookies in your browser to "off" and browse in "private" or "incognito" mode if your browser supports it. And if you're using Internet Exploder, well, that's borderline asking for it. If you're not 100% satisfied, don't post things online you don't want strangers knowing. I still type-write my personal letters to friends and send them via post with a signature seal over the envelope fold. That Amskeptic fellow is too damn hard to keep track of, so he gets a pass……

For the vast populations of internet users that don't expect or care for online privacy, (myself included,) the tracking features of websites are often handy and helpful. The search on this forum has been known to suck, so I can type a few choice words into a Google search and get IAC forum results MUCH quicker than on here.
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Re: Google scares me

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:30 pm

asiab3 wrote:Don't blame the tech corporations for a preference you can change… ;)

Turn cookies in your browser to "off" and browse in "private" or "incognito" mode if your browser supports it. And if you're using Internet Exploder, well, that's borderline asking for it. If you're not 100% satisfied, don't post things online you don't want strangers knowing. I still type-write my personal letters to friends and send them via post with a signature seal over the envelope fold. That Amskeptic fellow is too damn hard to keep track of, so he gets a pass……

For the vast populations of internet users that don't expect or care for online privacy, (myself included,) the tracking features of websites are often handy and helpful. The search on this forum has been known to suck, so I can type a few choice words into a Google search and get IAC forum results MUCH quicker than on here.
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