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[–] Adrinus 0 points 125 points (+125|-0) ago 

Well Fuck. I hope this is an oversight due to some shared malware database, and not a deliberate attempt at censoring the internet...

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[–] derram [S] 1 points 84 points (+85|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I'm betting they'll start using the same excuses they used when they made it nearly impossible to install add-ons from outside the chrome store.

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[–] HyphenSam 1 points 115 points (+116|-1) ago 

That's what made me switch to Firefox.
I don't care if I fuck up my browser. I do whatever I want, Chrome.

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[–] Mother_Lover 0 points 44 points (+44|-0) ago 

I stopped using Chome after they started blocking Java and Silverlight so a bunch of websites I visit don't function at all. Google did their best to make their browser popular so they can push their agenda on web users and I'm not okay with it.

I use Maxthon and Firefox now, they're better.

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[–] LookAtThatBlubberFly 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

firefox fixed that for me

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[–] ack 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

That's when I made the switch to Firefox.

It basically broke YouTube Center (one of the addons that make Youtube better) , and Chrome Store makes lots of excuses to keep it out of the store. Sure, I can install Tampermonkey and place the youTube Center script in there - but why not install Firefox and not have to deal with any of these?

Also, in case anyone is thinking of rolling back to an older version of Chrome and disabling automatic updates - Chrome has made it a major, major PITA to disable automatic updates. You need to fiddle with group policy settings and then configure some sort of group policy override before it even works. Fuck that.

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[–] Acer-Red 2 points 48 points (+50|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Well, it doesn't seem to be blocking those sites for me. So maybe they got reported for malicious content? I've seen that before where I get a similar message for a site that contained malicious ads. Though there was an option at the bottom to continue after you clicked "details."

EDIT: It appears that some of the sites have resolved the issue. Details can be found at TorrentFreak: https://torrentfreak.com/chrome-blocks-major-torrent-sites-over-harmful-programs-150710/

Apparently the same thing was happening to some people on Firefox.

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[–] Kilgore_Trout 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Dude, you are totally fucking up the narrative on this thread and I think you should quit your shenanigans this instant.

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[–] Tournament_Shorts 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

This needs to be the top comment. Wish I had some upvotes to spare.

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[–] bubblesort 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Thanks! I was confused for a minute also, because I didn't get the warning on any of those sites.

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[–] localbum 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Ditto. All but one go right where I want them to go with no red screen 'o warning. The one that does, well, it's the lesser-trustworthy of the bunch. So, I dunno what all the fluff is about - personally.

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[–] coyotebutt 1 points 20 points (+21|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Agreed, wasn't it shown that Google cooperates with the MPAA/RIAA heavily in the Sony leaks?

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[–] utybo 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Of course it is. Google has a lot of power over the entire internet. I mean, their browser, Chrome is used all over the world and they have the most used search engine. What do you expect?

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[–] Andman17 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

It's them censoring the internet I bet. Always assume the worst when it's google.

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[–] Zodi 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Well they did get rid of their slogan of "Don't be evil"

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[–] Sprkzrz 1 points 78 points (+79|-1) ago 

Might have to stop using chrome..

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[–] 1rash 1 points 36 points (+37|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Check Vivaldi out. It is being developed by the old Opera team.

Edit: It's not open source. So if you're looking for an open source option, this is not for you. Old Opera was not open source either but users like me loved it so much because we trusted the team. If you are not a hard core Opera fan, maybe look for other options.

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[–] jo-ha-kyu 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

It's not open source, which sort of sucks. Or, it is open source but I couldn't find a place to download the source. Considering the fact that the reason people are considering leaving Chrome is because a company that makes a closed source browser decided to do something stupid (and you have no choice in it), going to Vivaldi seems just as stupid of an option. Who says they can't pull the same crap?

There won't be anyone there to fork Vivaldi when they pull the same crap. Also, it's a pretty poor job seeing as they've taken Webkit and put a skin on it. Why not use Chromium? (That said, Chromium silently downloaded a binary file after you install it, even on GNU/Linux - that binary file listens on your mic for when you say "Google" (or something like this)).

There are plenty of fully free browsers; Firefox only being the biggest of them.

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[–] ooli 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Thanks so so much.. I used Opera for year ...until 12.. Then it went really really really awful. I tried all the other option without finding anything worthwhile. Installing vivaldi right now [Have a virtual Goald]

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[–] CrackingYs 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Better download it before Chrome starts blocking that too.

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[–] boater 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Going from an open-source browser to a close-source browser sounds like an absolutely horrible idea, especially if the company has not made a statement concerning why they are pursuing closed source development for something as important as a web browser.

With Chrome you can at least obtain a copy completely free of any Google stuff and verify it's not spying on you:

http://www.chromium.org/

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[–] a345345 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

www.openmailbox.org is amazing for email

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[–] Amphi_ 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I would love to abandon Google, however I've tried and given up using DuckDuckGo in the past and again recently. Apart from obvious searches (such as recipes, music etc.) there is no competition when it comes to the relevancy of Google's search results. Small things like dates of posts are missing on DDG too.

Example: Google DuckDuckGo

At a glance, Google gives me lots of information without having to click through links. DuckDuckGo does have the news bar, but it is otherwise lacking.

I am personally against Google's practices, however the extra time spent searching online through using another more "ethical" search engine is not worth it for me.

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[–] AeonicArchangel 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Even better, use Pale Moon. It's a really decent branch of Firefox before it started going downhill. Even uses DuckDuckGo by default.

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[–] 9sj3n 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

good on us, I just got myself my own personal encrypted email at Tutanota and changed my homepage and search services to DDG

fuck everything about being harvested and steered around like cattle

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[–] The_Wanderer 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Oddly enough, I stopped using it about a year after a I stopped using reddit (~4 years ago). I didn't feel right using the browser of a company cooperating fully with the NSA, "accidentally" acquiring more data from their users than was consented to, and deliberately manipulating their search algorithms to obscure or remove "infringing content".

I wouldn't even use their search engine if there was remotely any competition. Sadly, Bing just can't hack it.

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[–] Devieus 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

There's DuckDuckGo, not really competition, but it's private.

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[–] TheMightyCraken 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Try DuckDuckGo, but if you can't go with Bing. They actually have quite a good search result algorithm (obviously not as good as Googles, but its something) and you get free CGs by using Bing (nice pocket money).

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[–] 9sj3n 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

and they have the balls at the same time to say on NPR they won't try to prevent scammers from being clickfactoried (and other nefarious methods) to the top of the list, AND taking money to put sponsored links at the top, AND just being straight up evil about everything else they have control over as well.

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[–] dubdubdubdot 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I want to as well, but its so damn hard, chrome is just so shiny and integrated with android and other google services.

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[–] 9sj3n 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

that sentiment is why they are getting to do this without immediate ostracism.

It's literally ironic

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[–] Calorie-Kin 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't have this problem with Chrome.

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[–] Terkala 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Same, I just checked those sites.

If they do start blocking them, that'll be the moment I switch to another broswer. It's not like there is no competition.

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[–] Pllatinum 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A beautiful comment to remind us all how awesome competition is.

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[–] MrNPC 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I just checked KAT. nothing wrong with it. Its not like I can download firefox again if it becomes an issue

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[–] FlanFrog 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Google might be rolling it out gradually, starting with certain user groups or regions. It took about a week before Chrome's shitty new bookmark manager was forced on everyone. Luckily Google reverted back to the old one last month.

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[–] 1rash 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

me neither. But if this is remotely true I will stop using Chrome altogether.

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[–] ferryboat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Me neither. But I did a couple a days ago on KAT.. Maybe they fixed the issue?

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[–] ReverendJ1 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

You use a browser that pays you? Do tell.

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[–] ThatOneArabGuy 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've been using Microsoft Edge (Included in windows 10 preview) recently. Not gonna lie, if it had adblock and click-to-drag to new tab support it would be better than chrome in just about every way

Edit: Figured out I could modify my HOSTS file to block apps system wide!

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[–] boater 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The open-source version of Chrome is called Chromium:

http://www.chromium.org/

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[–] rks 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Remember when Google was "Do not be evil" ?

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[–] coyotebutt 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Google's "Don't be evil" slogan was never about privacy or censorship, it was about clearly distinguishing ads from actual search results.

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[–] rks 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Ah, a slogan with fineprint then.

Do not be evil ! unless we like it like that

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[–] Bateman616 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Now is "be motherfuckingly evil and rule the world"

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[–] Caboose_Calloway 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Remember operation "Enduring Freedom" ?

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[–] utybo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"freedom"...

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[–] be_gt 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

well what a surprise, the big G is starting to be more of a g with the censoring. Well I guess that is what happends when you are in a more dominant market position on monitizing other peoples content...

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[–] Granitosaurus 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Just noticed it first hand yesterday when helping my girlfriend to find some ancient show on kickasstorrents. This taunting red screen doesn't even let you through, I mean there's no button to ignore it - what you have to do is click "details" and then there's a vague underlined piece of text you have to click to avoid the block. The worst thing is that it's not even cached so you have to go through that 2 button click on pretty much every page.

Dropped Google Chrome since the NSA scandal and never looked back, seems like I'm not missing out on much at all.

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[–] mnko 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You can disable this behaviour by going into settings -> advanced settings and unchecking "Enable phishing and malware protection".

Or switch for Firefox :)

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[–] The_Wanderer 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's not even Chrome specifically doing this bullshit (bad enough on its own anyway, though); I had the same damn thing happen on a download that was quite clearly not malware (support forum even had a topic about it being erroneously flagged). It's Google's actual malware detection list doing this shit. Mozilla never did respond with anything in the topic more than a non-committal "Uh...We...Don't actually control that. So....Er...Maybe it might get fixed?" kind of reply, so I turned it right the fick off and just run regular virus scans.

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[–] onbeskarakterli 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Chrome does the same thing whenever I download ROMs or kernels for my phone. I have to go through the download list and recover them one by one. It is stupid because those zip files don't even contain any executable files.

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[–] DaveyCakes 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ah fuck it. I'll just keep using Mozilla; using Chrome and Google search just feels like shitting where I eat.

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[–] utybo 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What is your search engine then? Duckduckgo?

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[–] 49_celsius 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Absolutely. Leaving Google really isn't as tough as most people make it out to be - every other search engine is more than competent.

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[–] DaveyCakes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Actually it is on Firefox, just Google for safari though (for my uni pages). But my point was primarily using a browser, and a search engine by the same company seeming like a poor idea. It'd be entrusting your entire browsing experience to one company, specifically one that's mastered using their consumers as the product.

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[–] RamenJunkie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I use Bing myself.

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[–] The_Wanderer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm curious to know as well.

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