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A Less Personal Computer

Discussion in 'General Security' started by lotuseclat79, Apr 21, 2010.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

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    A Less Personal Computer (2 web pages).

    Google's nascent operating system will be fast and safe. But in return, you'll be asked for your personal data.

    The issue is - who do you trust regarding your privacy?

    -- Tom
     
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    Speaking of "who do you trust..." I couldn't even view that article you linked. I run Privoxy and at first Privoxy wouldn't even let me through. I forced it, then Firefox Noscript blocked the main script. I temporarily allowed scripts from that site, but it still wouldn't display. To display it I would have had to bypass Privoxy, which I won't do. The site wants me to disable all security; I don't trust them and I don't need to view their content.

    I certainly don't trust Google, and I won't be using their OS at any conceivable point in the future. As a corporation, Google seems to be responsible. However, their capabilities are frightening, the amount of information they collect and keep is awe-inspiring, and their intentions could change overnight, or could be changed by a court order or a hacker.

    If I don't let them have the information to begin with, I simply don't have to trust them.

    I recommend that everyone lie to the machine at every opportunity.
     
  3. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

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    Hi jiml8,

    The website link to the article at technologyreview.com is published regularly by MIT. It is a safe website. Sounds like your Privoxy restrictions are a bit too restrictive to be useful in this case.

    -- Tom
     
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