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Subject: Why would anyone ever use Google and its services?
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I find that Teh-Ziod is NOT attractive for the reasons
she/he does not correct format sentences, therefore for intelligent matured members of society that may interact with her/him, may find her/him UNattractive for the reason that she/he does not comprehend with their level to successfully have a conversation therefore it will be socially an awkward interaction which may be wanted to be avoided

second i do not find it physically possible for a PERSON to be a ice cream truck.

Given that this forum has a lot of Google and Chrome fanboys, I would figure that you all would find this to be informative.

Google's motivation, in all that it does, is to index your data an sell you to advertisers. Advertisers are the customers, and you are the product. Android, Gmail, the search engine, Google Drive, Google+, and so on--they all exist solely to index people's data and serve them ads. 96% of Google's revenue comes from advertising. It is their core business.

Screenwise Trends panel.

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Android location tracking.

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Google Search+ is violating users' privacy.

Criticism of Google.

Don't track us.

Don't bubble us.

The incredible amount of information continuously leaked onto the Internet, and therefore accessible by Google, is of great use to penetration testers around the world. Johnny Long of Hackers for Charity started the Google Hacking Database (GHDB) to serve as a repository for search terms, called Google-Dorks, that expose sensitive information, vulnerabilities, passwords, and much more.

Google: 'Google Drive's TOS:' (Cloud Storage)
"You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours. When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content."'

Google Chrome Tracking:

Installation-ID:
A copy of Google Chrome includes a generated installation number which will be sent to Google after the installation and the first usage. It gets deleted when Chrome checks first time for updates.If Chrome is received as part of a promotional campaign, it may generate a unique promotion number which is sent to Google on the first run and first use of Google Chrome.

Suggest:
Depending on the configuration, each time you put something in the address line,this information is sent to Google to provide suggestions.

Alternate Error Pages:
Depending on the configuration, if you have typed a false address in the adress bar, this is sent to Google and you get an error message from Google's servers.

Error Reporting:
Depending on the configuration, details about crashes or failures are sent Google's servers.

RLZ-Tracking:
This Chrome-function transmits information in encoded form to Google, for example, when and where Chrome has been downloaded.

Google Updater:
Chrome installs a updater, which loads at every Windows in background.

URL-Tracker:
Calls depending on the configuration five seconds after launch the Google homepage opens in background
>a botnet is a collection of compromised computers connected to the internet (these are also known as 'bots'). when a computer becomes compromised, it becomes a part of a botnet. botnets are usually controlled via standards based network protocols such as irc and http.
regular botnet:
>user installs program that may have function
>program sends data to the botnet in the background
>often pops up ads and redirects requests
>tracks user information and sends statistics to the c&c
>can send commands like auto-updates

chrome:
>user installs program that has a function (browsing)
>chrome sends data to google in the background
>has ads in the new tab page among other things
>redirects requests at times based on mass user tracking
>tracks user browsing behavior, all searches, etc, sends it to google (c&c)
>can auto-update itself
>ability to run in the background even if the browser is closed
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The opinion of Achronos on Chrome
Posted by: Achronos
Chrome is garbage.

Anyway, the OP is describing a problem with Windows Live ID, not a specific browser. The best solution for that kind of issue is to clear your cookies, restart your browser, and stop hitting "save password" when you sign into Windows Live ID.Posted by:The EAKLEMy thoughts exactly.

Chrome is the way to go. I have issues on Bungie with IE and Firefox.Posted by:Posted by: Meowth
lol
internet explorer

Posted by: Achronos
I also maintain that Chrome is weaksauce, and IE9 is fast and works very well (I think it is much better than FF4, for example, with the exception of the Firebug addon).


Posted by: Achronos
This is a bad plan.Posted by: Posted by: BOB570
Use Google Chrome.

Posted by: Achronos
Lol, no. Not even close.

Chrome is fairly easy to support because it is essentially Safari (both use WebKit as their renderer). Of course, Safari isn't spyware. I mean, it is your business if you want to use a browser that, in its first iteration before everyone noticed, had a EULA that declared ownership of everything you typed into it. Now they "just" have an ultra-google toolbar in it.

Do no evil, right? Sure. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, I guess.

FF4 is a great browser, I just don't like using it very much except when using Firebug. IE9 is incredibly fast, and a solid product all around. IE8 is not - don't confuse the two.
Posted by: komark
OT. Chrome is by far most widely used browser on this website. I think it should carry a little more weight on the web team.



Posted by:Achronos
As far as we can tell, there is a hard to reproduce bug in Firefox 3.x - bungie.net is not the only site that this happens on.

The problem is not reproducible on Firefox 4. Although, I've been using IE 9 lately given its rather remarkable performance and general improvement across the board. I'm not too impressed with Firefox 4, and Chrome, as usual, feels like Google spyware, no matter how many times they correct their EULA.


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  • 11.10.2012 8:37 PM PST

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I keep telling myself to switch from Chrome but the other browsers suck.

  • 11.10.2012 8:38 PM PST

Break down, every single one of you.

Because it give me the information I want.

  • 11.10.2012 8:38 PM PST

Because if Achronos says it, it must be true!

That wasn't sarcasm, by the way. Deleting Google Chrome now.

  • 11.10.2012 8:39 PM PST

Chrome must sell a lot of info to pronz advertisers.

  • 11.10.2012 8:41 PM PST

Key

Google > Bing and anyone who says differently is stupid.

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  • 11.10.2012 8:45 PM PST

Use the Chromium browser. It is Chrome but it strips all of Google and it's trackers.

  • 11.10.2012 8:47 PM PST
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I find that Teh-Ziod is NOT attractive for the reasons
she/he does not correct format sentences, therefore for intelligent matured members of society that may interact with her/him, may find her/him UNattractive for the reason that she/he does not comprehend with their level to successfully have a conversation therefore it will be socially an awkward interaction which may be wanted to be avoided

second i do not find it physically possible for a PERSON to be a ice cream truck.

Posted by: CrazzySnipe55
Google > Bing and anyone who says differently is stupid.

©
DuckDuckGo>all other search engines.

  • 11.10.2012 8:47 PM PST

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Posted by: WhitestKidUKnow
DuckDuckGo>all other search engines.


LOL

[Edited on 11.10.2012 8:48 PM PST]

  • 11.10.2012 8:48 PM PST

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Posted by: WhitestKidUKnow
Posted by: CrazzySnipe55
Google > Bing and anyone who says differently is stupid.

©
DuckDuckGo>all other search engines.
No images. No good.

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  • 11.10.2012 8:54 PM PST
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I find that Teh-Ziod is NOT attractive for the reasons
she/he does not correct format sentences, therefore for intelligent matured members of society that may interact with her/him, may find her/him UNattractive for the reason that she/he does not comprehend with their level to successfully have a conversation therefore it will be socially an awkward interaction which may be wanted to be avoided

second i do not find it physically possible for a PERSON to be a ice cream truck.

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Posted by: WhitestKidUKnow
DuckDuckGo>all other search engines.


LOL
I don't see what is funny, I get good search results from them and they don't willingly give up your info.

[Edited on 11.10.2012 8:55 PM PST]

  • 11.10.2012 8:55 PM PST

Posted by: Gen Petitt
ME2 was known for stupidity and being retarded

It might have enslaved half the world, but Google, you're still a damn fine search engine.

  • 11.10.2012 8:55 PM PST

In space, no one can see your shame. The utter beauty of the stars and galaxies will leave you lost in the desolate wasteland of rocks and dust, and that, children, is why astronauts are crazy people.
On a side note, I am a grammar & vocab-friendly guy. So don't assume I'm a smart ass if you get into a complex argument with me...

Forget the complex stuff.
I just use it because it is superior, and overall, it's just faster than other browsers.

  • 11.10.2012 8:56 PM PST

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No, acnboy. Spartain Ken 15 is a lesser being. Much like the bacteria that lives in your shi­t.
Posted by: mike120593
My shi­t bacteria takes offense to that comparison.

Don't make me lel. You won't like me when I lel.

I'd delete Chrome if it wasn't the fastest, best looking and easiest to use browser.

  • 11.10.2012 8:58 PM PST

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Anyone that thinks Chrome is a botnet (particularly because of a quaint and inaccurate little picture) is a fool.

Personally, I fail to see how a program that tracks, records, and optimizes my usages trends to display personalized (and hardly noticeable) ads and streamline searches and utilities is a bad thing.

[Edited on 11.10.2012 9:00 PM PST]

  • 11.10.2012 8:58 PM PST
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I find that Teh-Ziod is NOT attractive for the reasons
she/he does not correct format sentences, therefore for intelligent matured members of society that may interact with her/him, may find her/him UNattractive for the reason that she/he does not comprehend with their level to successfully have a conversation therefore it will be socially an awkward interaction which may be wanted to be avoided

second i do not find it physically possible for a PERSON to be a ice cream truck.

Posted by: WPUA x Epsilon
Forget the complex stuff.
I just use it because it is superior, and overall, it's just faster than other browsers.
The fact that everything you do, google willingly gives up that info to advertisers and the government is complex?

Also, I used to use Chrome back I thought the same thing, before I found out about all this. I haven't even noticed a difference in speed between Chrome and Firefox.

  • 11.10.2012 8:59 PM PST

If we disagree, it's nothing personal, opinions are opinions.
Antagonizing me to build a false sense of worth is so damn cute.

Brighten your day with science.


Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey
Anyone that thinks Chrome is a botnet (particularly because of a quaint and inaccurate little picture) is a fool.

  • 11.10.2012 8:59 PM PST
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I find that Teh-Ziod is NOT attractive for the reasons
she/he does not correct format sentences, therefore for intelligent matured members of society that may interact with her/him, may find her/him UNattractive for the reason that she/he does not comprehend with their level to successfully have a conversation therefore it will be socially an awkward interaction which may be wanted to be avoided

second i do not find it physically possible for a PERSON to be a ice cream truck.

Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey
Anyone that thinks Chrome is a botnet (particularly because of a quaint and inaccurate little picture) is a fool.
So Achronos, Who referred to Chrome as "Spyware", is a fool now?

  • 11.10.2012 9:00 PM PST
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Pretty pathetic that you'd go and find all those links and quote them. I use Google products because they are the best. It's not like people are saying "huhuhuh look, John Frusciante went to pr0nhub today!" with my data.

  • 11.10.2012 9:01 PM PST

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Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey
Anyone that thinks Chrome is a botnet (particularly because of a quaint and inaccurate little picture) is a fool.
So Achronos, Who referred to Chrome as "Spyware", is a fool now?


Spyware =/= botnet, but yes.

  • 11.10.2012 9:01 PM PST
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I find that Teh-Ziod is NOT attractive for the reasons
she/he does not correct format sentences, therefore for intelligent matured members of society that may interact with her/him, may find her/him UNattractive for the reason that she/he does not comprehend with their level to successfully have a conversation therefore it will be socially an awkward interaction which may be wanted to be avoided

second i do not find it physically possible for a PERSON to be a ice cream truck.

Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey

Posted by: WhitestKidUKnow
Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey
Anyone that thinks Chrome is a botnet (particularly because of a quaint and inaccurate little picture) is a fool.
So Achronos, Who referred to Chrome as "Spyware", is a fool now?


Spyware =/= botnet, but yes.
Well, I'm sure you know more then one of the people that maintain this site about computers.

  • 11.10.2012 9:03 PM PST

You must obey your google overlord.

  • 11.10.2012 9:03 PM PST

If we disagree, it's nothing personal, opinions are opinions.
Antagonizing me to build a false sense of worth is so damn cute.

Brighten your day with science.


Posted by: WhitestKidUKnow
Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey

Posted by: WhitestKidUKnow
Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey
Anyone that thinks Chrome is a botnet (particularly because of a quaint and inaccurate little picture) is a fool.
So Achronos, Who referred to Chrome as "Spyware", is a fool now?


Spyware =/= botnet, but yes.
Well, I'm sure you know more then one of the people that maintain this site about computers.


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  • 11.10.2012 9:04 PM PST
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They call me graland.

The thing that annoys me with Chrome is that it comes packaged with everything, sometimes even in updates. I don't always have the option to deny it; I have to go back in later and manually uninstall it.

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Posted by: WhitestKidUKnow
Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey

Posted by: WhitestKidUKnow
Posted by: theHurtfulTurkey
Anyone that thinks Chrome is a botnet (particularly because of a quaint and inaccurate little picture) is a fool.
So Achronos, Who referred to Chrome as "Spyware", is a fool now?


Spyware =/= botnet, but yes.
Well, I'm sure you know more then one of the people that maintain this site about computers.

When did Achronos say it was a botnet?

  • 11.10.2012 9:04 PM PST