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#1 Somnus

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 23:37

A few weeks ago I was reading about a version of Chromium that blocks Google from snooping on everything you do, but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it.

Does anyone know? Is it any good?


#2 Haggis

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 23:41

this one?

Iron

http://www.srware.ne...srware_iron.php

#3 OP Somnus

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 23:46

this one?

Iron

http://www.srware.ne...srware_iron.php


Yes, that's it. Have you used it? Is there anything all that different from regular Chrome (besides the google snooping)?

#4 Ambroos

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 23:55

There is hardly any "spying" going on. They log some things to keep track of what install and update methods work best to provide timely updates to users, but that's pretty much it.

Not using the regular Chrome or Chromium is just ridiculous if you ask me.

#5 Richard C.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 17:25

You can easily disable what little spying google does do by digging around in advance preferences.

#6 Anibal P

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 17:40

You can easily disable what little spying google does do by digging around in advance preferences.


But but but, Google is SPYING on you, how do you know it's really off? /conspiracy

#7 macel

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 17:51

Plenty of reasons to block Google. For one, Google.com is a known distributor of malware, if you don't believe me.. believe Google: http://www.google.co...site=google.com ;)

#8 Anibal P

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 17:52

Plenty of reasons to block Google. For one, Google.com is a known distributor of malware, if you don't believe me.. believe Google: http://www.google.co...site=google.com ;)


Any and all reasons to "block" Google are internet induced paranoid reasons with no basis in reality

#9 xendrome

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 18:05

Plenty of reasons to block Google. For one, Google.com is a known distributor of malware, if you don't believe me.. believe Google: http://www.google.co...site=google.com ;)


You obviously have no idea what that page is even describing, because if you did you would realize how ridiculous and ignorant that statement made you look.

#10 Javik

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 18:10

So much Google paranoia here.

#11 Ambroos

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 20:08

So much Google paranoia here.


Welcome to Neowin. The last year the majority of this site's vocal members has turned seriously anti-Google for some reason. The others have turned seriously anti-Microsoft. A small minority remains neutral :p

#12 TrekRich

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 20:46

No one is forcing anyone to use google services on the internet. I dont mind Google and i dont mine Microsoft.

#13 rippleman

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 20:48

Plenty of reasons to block Google. For one, Google.com is a known distributor of malware, if you don't believe me.. believe Google: http://www.google.co...site=google.com ;)

Some people should have to take a test before using the internet. They really really really should.

#14 HawkMan

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 20:56

Not using chrome isn't going to help you. even if you don't use any google services any time you use a webpage that uses google for something(pretty much any of them) anonymous data about you gets reported, while the data is anonymous, they generally are able to tie the same "anonymous" user to the data, even with multiple users on the same IP. and the data isn't all tat anonymous either.

basically whether you use Chrome or not, google has your number, so it's the least of your problems.

#15 chrisj1968

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 21:11

So much Google paranoia here.


are you sure?

http://news.cnet.com...2213-245.html#!

Report: Google, CIA fund predictive analytics firm

Google Ventures and CIA's investment arm fund Recorded Future, a start-up that monitors Web and connects dots between people, places, events, Wired says.
so.. Google and CIA are known by a credible source.. the CIA. no conspiracy there... :/



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