A Less Personal Computer

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lotuseclat79

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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.
 

lotuseclat79

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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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