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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?

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this one?

Iron

[url="http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php"]http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php[/url]

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[quote name='Haggis' timestamp='1369525303' post='595714028']
this one?

Iron

[url="http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php"]http://www.srware.ne...srware_iron.php[/url]
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Yes, that's it. Have you used it? Is there anything all that different from regular Chrome (besides the google snooping)?

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

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[quote name='cooky560' timestamp='1369589159' post='595715168']
You can easily disable what little spying google does do by digging around in advance preferences.
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But but but, Google is SPYING on you, how do you [i]know[/i] it's really off? /conspiracy

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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.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=google.com ;)

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[quote name='macel' timestamp='1369590671' post='595715204']
Plenty of reasons to block Google. For one, Google.com is a known distributor of malware, if you don't believe me.. believe Google: [url="http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=google.com"]http://www.google.co...site=google.com[/url] ;)
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Any and all reasons to "block" Google are internet induced paranoid reasons with no basis in reality
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[quote name='macel' timestamp='1369590671' post='595715204']
Plenty of reasons to block Google. For one, Google.com is a known distributor of malware, if you don't believe me.. believe Google: [url="http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=google.com"]http://www.google.co...site=google.com[/url] ;)
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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.

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So much Google paranoia here.

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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1369591859' post='595715246']
So much Google paranoia here.
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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

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

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[quote name='macel' timestamp='1369590671' post='595715204']
Plenty of reasons to block Google. For one, Google.com is a known distributor of malware, if you don't believe me.. believe Google: [url="http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=google.com"]http://www.google.co...site=google.com[/url] ;)
[/quote]Some people should have to take a test before using the internet. They really really really should.

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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.

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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1369591859' post='595715246']
So much Google paranoia here.
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are you sure?

[url="http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20012213-245.html#!"]http://news.cnet.com...2213-245.html#![/url]

[b] [size=4]Report: Google, CIA fund predictive analytics firm[/size][/b]

[color=#768696][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=1][size=4]Google Ventures and CIA's investment arm fund Recorded Future, a start-up that [b][i]monitors Web and connects dots between people, places, events[/i][/b], Wired says.[/size][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#768696][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=1][size=4]so.. Google and CIA are known by a credible source.. the CIA. no conspiracy there... :/[/size][/size][/font][/color]

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[quote name='z0phi3l' timestamp='1369590003' post='595715186']
But but but, Google is SPYING on you, how do you [i]know[/i] it's really off? /conspiracy
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You don't. But it's not like they're camped out in your neighborhood sniffing your WiFi... :|

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Personally, if I felt that strongly about Google spying on me I would be using Firefox.

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1369604310' post='595715480']
You don't. But it's not like they're camped out in your neighborhood sniffing your WiFi... :|
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Nah, they'll just do it as they drive past! ;)
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