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Old 02-02-2020, 10:30 AM   #11
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I don't believe that G's sharing would be/is limited to Alphabet-owned subs/companies when it would benefit G's bottom line...
You could be right. But their business model is such that they really do need to limit who they share data with. In other words, I'm relying on their goodness but on their own self interest.

Google has also been pretty careful about outright lying, whereas Avast did actually lie (that's a major reason why their extension was originally pulled from the Mozilla app store.)
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:34 AM   #12
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I tried AVG many eons ago but moved on to another antivirus--Avira I think and then Avast free...
It's the same company at the moment.

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I rarely use google to search. 99.999% of the time I use duckduckgo.com which is not supposed to track but...who knows. If I can't find what I'm looking for in the search results returned from DDG, then I try google but most of the time DDG returns useful results.
DuckDuckGo is the only search engine I can think of the offers a decent alternative to Google. Most of the time the search results are good enough, the site is decent and it offers something that none of the others do. None of the other engines do that.
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:36 AM   #13
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I don't have a problem with advertising. It is what keeps the web effectively free. Without it we would probably end up with a subscription model or have many Jimmy Wales pressing us for donations every time we logged on to a site.
That's why I use AdBlock plus and it's "approved ads". There was a lot of indignation when they started that, but I totally get it. And it works fine - it keeps the annoying (and NSFW) stuff out of my face, while letting respectful sites and advertisers get some revenue.
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:25 PM   #14
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barrie: I am quite happy to see ads.
Different strokes for different folks...more power to you...'-}}]



Actually, one significant reason I block ads is that you don't know who's serving them up and if there is any malware coming along with them. In addition to using a an adblocker, I also use one of 2 addons--Request Policy or iMatrix--which allow me to see and control site/page crosslinks (some pages have as many as 60!) which also block ads--and, fingers crossed tracking and info gathering...




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Old 02-02-2020, 03:27 PM   #15
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kayza: but on their own self interest.
There is a fair amount of validity in that...



>>DuckDuckGo is the only search engine I can think of the offers a decent alternative to Google. Most of the time the search results are good enough

Yes...that's what I've also found and why I continue to use it...'-}}




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Old 02-03-2020, 08:47 AM   #16
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I also like DDG's Privacy Essentials plug-in. It rates the current site based on how many/which trackers are in use, privacy policy, etc. It can be a little harsh: this site, for example, gets a C+ because it's http not https and because its privacy policy isn't on file somewhere or other. But there are no trackers.

It also will give you a list of the top ten baddies you've visited recently in terms of trackers. Google slamdunks all of the others.

   
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Old 02-03-2020, 01:10 PM   #17
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steve: It rates the current site based on how many/which trackers are in use, privacy policy, etc.
Ohhhhh...interesting! I didn't know (or perhaps ignored) about this...will definitely take a look...



Annnddd....I figured there might be a catch...ddg's privacy essentials won't work in older versions of FF or in current versions of PaleMoon...oh well...




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Old 02-04-2020, 04:51 AM   #18
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This.

And at the same time, it can be entertaining to see some of the utterly off-the-wall* stuff they throw at me.

* off-the-planet in some cases

Should "This" have been a link?


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Should "This" have been a link?


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Barrie,

No, "this" was meant to be "What Barrie Just Said".

   
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