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    Posted: 17 Feb 2012 at 10:06am

Report: Google ad code tracks Apple browser users despite privacy settings

Pretty sleazy and the statement from Google was just as sleazy; if it was no big deal why did they stop it immediately and why are they are "working to put a stop" to the practice. Huh? You have rogue coders putting stuff in that you don't know about? Seems to me that it would be an area of tightly controlled code and nothing would go live unless it was a company plan.

Bogus, bogus, bogus.

Nor am I absolutely sure about the "no personal information". If it worked off the +1 function they know full well who you are. The question also is did they know where those people were as well?

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2012 at 11:21am
Sketchy business practices for sure.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2012 at 2:59pm
Do no evil...just track it.  Sounds like they have fallen for "the love of money" syndrome. 
Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2012 at 10:47am

But wait, there's more!

Google tricks Internet Explorer, foils privacy settings, Microsoft says

I always presume that anything I do on the internet is exposed anyway but still....

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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2012 at 2:14pm
Ok...it's not the end of the world. But still...if Google did that in real life instead of internet travel...they'd be in jail I imagine.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2012 at 4:38pm
Do Not Track Plus for Firefox - Download.com

It says it's cross platform.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2012 at 4:47pm
The Opera beta has a do not track feature plus some interesting performance enhancement ideas. Looking forward to it.
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 2012 at 8:10pm
Very nice!  Had not heard the latest on the upcoming new Opera version.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2012 at 6:25am

For better or worse it looks like Google has replaced Microsoft as a favorite punching bag.

The Case Against Google

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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2012 at 7:56am
"It is trying to maneuver into position to operate in a post-pc, post-Web world..."  ?  Are we the last ones left on the web?  LOL
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2012 at 8:10am
"Post-pc" world. That reminds me of something I read a few days ago:
Bill Gates' $160 Billion Nightmare: The Cloud That's Raining on Microsoft's Parade - DailyFinance
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2012 at 12:31pm
Yep, Google.
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