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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Thanks for the info and links.

    I've installed the extension for Chrome and it's amazing and interesting how many sites it has flagged with a heads-up warning.
    What about Chrome itself?
    And thus google and related services.
    They collect more private and personal information than just about anybody else
    https://medium.com/swlh/what-does-go...e-899dc6edef47

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Thanks for the info and links.

    I've installed the extension for Chrome and it's amazing and interesting how many sites it has flagged with a heads-up warning. Several of which I would have thought were quite innocent. ie: some shopping and best price comparison sites.
    Remember though the Browser Extensions are still in beta, there will be some false positives.

    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/foru...es-for-chrome/

    https://forums.malwarebytes.com/foru...s-for-firefox/
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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    What about Chrome itself?
    And thus google and related services.
    They collect more private and personal information than just about anybody else
    https://medium.com/swlh/what-does-go...e-899dc6edef47


    So what??? Even if they do, they don't have much more information than anybody could find looking in the phone book or directory.

    And as for any tracking, I really appreciate that they are currently helping me find a replacement iPhone case for my wife with the various suggestions they may offer. Many offers on sale or discounted. But actually I think most come from amazon, eBay or aliexpress, not google but I appreciate the help and savings regardless.

    Did you have something more specific in mind as to what "more private and personal information" google may be collecting, and is any of it if they are actually a bad or harmful thing??

    I seem I actually get less intrusion type of stuff using Chrome vs using Safari, and I would probably still be using Safari if it would work for all sites properly, but it became too frustrating so I just switched, and Firefox was actually my first choice, but they made some changes and some things didn't work the way I wanted or as useful.






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    Remember though the Browser Extensions are still in beta, there will be some false positives.

    Got it, Thanks.
    Quite understandable.





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  4. #109
    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Did you have something more specific in mind as to what "more private and personal information" google may be collecting, and is any of it if they are actually a bad or harmful thing??
    If you read the article you will find that they claim google (as in Alphpabet Inc.) has a lot more information about you than you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    If you read the article you will find that they claim google (as in Alphpabet Inc.) has a lot more information about you than you think.

    Yup, did that and read it even before replying. But I don't even use or bother with a fraction of the stuff they suggest and mention.

    Even if I did, as I said, not much that would even be of any concern to me.





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