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Monday, June 24, 2019

The Dangers of Chrome

Geoffrey Fowler, the Washington Post's technical correspondent, has spent a week looking at Google Chrome and is less than happy with what he found:
"My tests of Chrome vs. Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of Web surfing on my desktop, I discovered 11,189 requests for tracker “cookies” that Chrome would have ushered right onto my computer but were automatically blocked by Firefox. These little files are the hooks that data firms, including Google itself, use to follow what websites you visit so they can build profiles of your interests, income and personality.

Chrome welcomed trackers even at websites you would think would be private. I watched Aetna and the Federal Student Aid website set cookies for Facebook and Google. They surreptitiously told the data giants every time I pulled up the insurance and loan service’s log-in pages.

And that’s not the half of it.

Look in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser. See a picture or a name in the circle? If so, you’re logged in to the browser, and Google might be tapping into your Web activity to target ads. Don’t recall signing in? I didn’t, either. Chrome recently started doing that automatically when you use Gmail."
His preference is now Firefox.

The sad, and unpalatable fact is, that whatever you do online is highly likely to be vulnerable to spying, hacking and targeted ads. Neither the state nor private companies can be trusted with the data that they gather from your web activities.

On that note I am surprised at the bizarre "targetted" adverts that I receive when on Facebook; these range from adverts for top hats, Dracula jackets/coats, monocles to women's corsets!

Guys, if you are going to "target" me at least send me adverts for things that I am likely to want!

Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.

Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.

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Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts

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  1. I have been using Firefox for years. Ever since it was launched. I also use an ad blocker too. Very useful.

  2. Anonymous11:16 PM

    People do not have a clue what they are disclosing when they go online.
    The same moronic bastards that cry about invasion of privacy are quite content to check the many online credit score websites.