kris at FreeBSD.org
Wed Sep 10 06:55:52 UTC 2008
jef moskot wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Sep 2008, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Yes, firefox etc also does exactly the same thing [ie, collect all
>> your browsing data]. You can just disable it in the browser
> So we all agree that Google is, in fact, using Chrome to harvest
> information. No conspiracy theories or debate about open source necessary.
> It's nice that this can be turned off, but we all know the vast majority
> of users will not do this.
My point is that suggestions that this new browser is some kind of game
changer in terms of retention of private information are bunk, because
as far as I can tell it does no more than e.g. firefox, which also sends
the same information to google by default.
> Can I throw my tinfoil hat in the recycle bin now?
Sounds like a good place for it :)
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