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Old 02-29-2012, 09:58 PM
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never had it on in the first place
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:59 AM
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Well that seals the deal of me never running for office......
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:18 AM
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I followed the link and when I signed into my Google account and went to History, it gave me the option to turn it on. I clicked on No Thanks. I assume it was never on in the first place.
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So what search provider is everyone going to use now?
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use Duckduckgo.com

google suxx !
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
x2.

It goes beyond just the ip address -- every computer's applications and configuration make an electronic fingerprint. You can be tracked by that profile even if you move your computer to a different ip address. "They" will know.
They, or anyone else doesn't need to have you log in to map your web habits. Everything is traceable through IP, computer fingerprints, and cookies. The idea that you'll be able to stay off the grid is laughable, and simply not true.

You might get less personalized ads, or fewer people that can re target you, but you are the product that internet companies resell. You will always be at a disadvantage.

If you want to really stay off the grid you can do a few things to make it tougher for companies like Google... none of which involves deleting your history.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by dickiedoo View Post
They, or anyone else doesn't need to have you log in to map your web habits. Everything is traceable through IP, computer fingerprints, and cookies. The idea that you'll be able to stay off the grid is laughable, and simply not true.

You might get less personalized ads, or fewer people that can re target you, but you are the product that internet companies resell. You will always be at a disadvantage.

If you want to really stay off the grid you can do a few things to make it tougher for companies like Google... none of which involves deleting your history.

100% correct, deleting your history in the hopes that your "surfing" cannot be detected is laughable. Every site you ever visited is stored and erased, stored again then erased again. Different companies have different policies on the length of time information is kept.

I have several brothers that work for the Gov't, what they tell me about this topic is truly scary!
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
100% correct, deleting your history in the hopes that your "surfing" cannot be detected is laughable. Every site you ever visited is stored and erased, stored again then erased again. Different companies have different policies on the length of time information is kept.

I have several brothers that work for the Gov't, what they tell me about this topic is truly scary!

I work with the WWW, and people ask me all the time what they can do about privacy. My reply is usually something like, "Don't do anything you wouldn't want read by your local news, or your grandmother." If you've searched, visited, or posted it will live somewhere.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:35 AM
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The EFF also offers some tips on staying anonymous (relatively speaking) while searching.

https://www.eff.org/wp/six-tips-prot...search-privacy

Yeah, it's not perfect. But it will put you ahead of most people out there.
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Originally Posted by seabob4 View Post
But Yahoo rats on Chinese dissidents. I'll stick with Google...
Google did the same thing -- cooperated with the Chi-con gov't.
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Took a look inside the C:\Program File\Google folder and was a little surprised to see a couple of file folders with very recent modifications dates -- today!!! It surprised me because I have not access anything Google today, not s/w and I have not yet log onto anything Google today.

Needless to say, but I will, I deleted all of the folders in there. There were not any program files in that Google folder, just tracking stuff.
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Man some of you guys seem reaaaaal worried about this... Lol
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:07 PM
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What happens to my search history if I buy a new computer every year?
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:11 PM
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I have aiways used Yahoo, I don't like Google, I'm tried of hearing about Google.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:24 PM
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You guys dont get it. No matter what you do or where you go , everything you do online can be traced. The only way to prevent it is to Hide or change your IP address. The problem is that when you do that your connection becomes to slow to deal with. If your not doing anything illegal who the hell cares? I'm big on privacy but the internet is not private and it never will be
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:34 PM
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I dont get it. Whats the big deal? What are you guys doing on the internet that no one can know about? Haha, some of you shouldn't answer that.
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
Its scary what you guys dont know about computers. If you are not signed into an account they still know. Every computer has an IP address which is unique. Try this Google "My ip address" it will show you the address and even show you a map which gets real close. Thats just a very quick BS search.
I do know I know next to nothing about computer land but I don't need to do a IP search to figure out you are near Fort Lauderdale, Florida!!!!!
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Originally Posted by lobstercatcher View Post
I do know I know next to nothing about computer land but I don't need to do a IP search to figure out you are near Fort Lauderdale, Florida!!!!!
See what I mean.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bumster View Post
See what I mean.
LOL Why would people pay google to tell them stuff about other people when they could come here and find it all out for free?
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Originally Posted by dickiedoo View Post
They, or anyone else doesn't need to have you log in to map your web habits. Everything is traceable through IP, computer fingerprints, and cookies. The idea that you'll be able to stay off the grid is laughable, and simply not true.

You might get less personalized ads, or fewer people that can re target you, but you are the product that internet companies resell. You will always be at a disadvantage.

If you want to really stay off the grid you can do a few things to make it tougher for companies like Google... none of which involves deleting your history.
I guess that means some of you won't be able to run for president like me
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