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[–] Warden 1 points 122 points (+123|-1) ago 

OH MY GOD, HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO CHANGE BROWSERS TO FIND A NON-FEMINIST COMPANY!?

First I changed from Google after its bullshit privacy settings, now Firefox's CEO pulls this one. I'm sure Safari and Explorer aren't that good either because Apple and M$...

Fuck this, I'm downloading Opera.

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[–] Centinel 0 points 60 points (+60|-0) ago 

Opera? You might want to look up Pale Moon. It was forked from Firefox and is now sufficiently different to be called its own browser. It's like Firefox how it used to be: lean, mean, and without any of the random crap like Pocket and Australis that Mozilla has forced upon users.

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

I'll look into it. The worst part about changing browsers is having to enter the passwords for each account. Fuck.

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

Why not Konqueror?

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

I've had Palemoon for a few years,loved it when i can use it.

Had still used FF as a main browser because RES didnt work in Palemoon...But after the latest r****t censorship,there's no need to go back.

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[–] realpatrickstewart 29 points 14 points (+43|-29) ago  (edited ago)

First I changed from Google after its bullshit privacy settings,

Everyone is always talking shit about Google but no one ever backs that shit up with facts.

Chrome fucking rules. And Google has been suing the shit out of people who are trying to fuck over privacy, and open source. They also just added file system and directory-level encryption to the Linux kernel so they can padlock entire Android systems (from the government) without bogging down the CPU. And as a bonus, all of our Linux systems get a working encryption system for free. And all of the code is open source so you don't even have to trust them that it works.

They're mounting air quality monitoring systems to all of their Google maps cars so that we can finally sue the balls off of polluting corporations that lie--because poor towns can't afford to run their own systems and the validity of their "homemade" air monitors would be questioned.

Am I saying they're squeaky clean? Hardly. But they're not fucking removing games with the confederate flag, like Apple. They're not kicking people out of their company who don't support gay marriage, like Mozilla. Projects that resist social justice shit don't get taken down, like at Github.

I welcome anyone to give clear, credible evidence of Google fucking up. But all I ever see is "They're selling out data! They're the devil!" as if every single other company in the world isn't already doing the same thing (and worse!)--companies that you willingly associate with every day. Have a credit card? Enjoy people going through every one of your purchases, and giving it to the police at a moments notice! Have a drivers license? Enjoy your mugshot being randomly displayed at "line ups" during courts trials. My father was on a jury, only to see my brother on a line up alongside other random shots and the actual criminal... because he fit the description of black hair, goatee, and height. You're a random number generator's toss from showing up at court proceedings.

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[–] Warden 2 points 49 points (+51|-2) ago 

Literally one search away:

http://theamericangenius.com/tech-news/hidden-google-chrome-privacy-issues-know/

http://lifehacker.com/5763452/what-data-does-chrome-send-to-google-about-me

All I had to type was "google chrome privacy issues". The articles are old as all fuck, sure. But if they were like that past 4 years, now they're worse. Remember "Don't be evil"? Good shit. Now it's "You can make money without doing evil".

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[–] 2038905? 5 points 13 points (+18|-5) ago 

What about Google hiding torrent links?

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

Everyone is always talking shit about Google but no one ever backs that shit up with facts.

I welcome anyone to give clear, credible evidence of Google fucking up.

Hmmm... let me try!

@Warden 's claim was about Chrome's privacy

October 7, 2008 CNET reports Chrome sends everything that you type in the address bar to Google http://www.cnet.com/news/googles-omnibox-could-be-pandoras-box/

December 11, 2008 - Chrome's initial stable public release

2010: Microsoft produces a video about ways Chrome doesn't respect user privacy and IE does http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Google-Chrome-internet-explorer-ie8-Privacy,10050.html

2013: FSF Lists Chrome as a program with remote access from Google http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-even-more-important.en.html

2014: Security bug in Chrome allows others to use Microphone to record user: https://www.talater.com/chrome-is-listening/

2015: Rick Falkvigne reports that Chrome installs a plugin secretly, that bypasses free/open source review process and listens to the room with the computer running Chrome: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2015/06/google-chrome-listening-in-to-your-room-shows-the-importance-of-privacy-defense-in-depth/

It seems like even from the pre-release version up until the present version Chrome has been the subject of privacy abuse scandals.

They're mounting air quality monitoring systems to all of their Google maps cars so that we can finally sue the balls off of polluting corporations that lie--because poor towns can't afford to run their own systems and the validity of their "homemade" air monitors would be questioned.

This part is wicked cool! But - it doesn't have anything to do with Chrome's privacy

But they're not fucking removing games with the confederate flag, like Apple

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/23/google-confederate-flag_n_7649306.html

But all I ever see is "They're selling out data! They're the devil!"

They do that too, you're right. That's why people are so concerned about what Chrome does with your auto complete data.

2011: User explains how hidden fields on websites can abuse Chrome autofill to collect user information https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/xfKNQMlce9w

2011: Blog explains the same https://www.julianevansblog.com/2011/09/google-chrome-autofill-privacy-and-security-issues.html

2011: Stackoverflow post answers which regular expressions in html Chrome autofill uses to fill out form information http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7223168/how-to-trigger-autofill-in-google-chrome

All of those are without even sending the data to Google

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[–] honkylips 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Google has been suing the shit out of people who are trying to fuck over privacy

Google wants your privacy all to themselves.

edit: Sorry, I guess I'll need to be more blatant.

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/05/4_ways_google_is_destroying_privacy_and_collecting_your_data_partner/

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/18/corporations-google-should-not-sell-customer-data

http://upstart.bizjournals.com/news/technology/2013/08/15/6-data-categories-google-collects.html?page=all

... ironically, you can just Google it and quite few hair-raising things will pop up, and we're not even at the level of them floating balloons over countries full of uneducated people, supplying them information and having them track/record/point us as they drive our cars. Anyhow, Google is not a nice company, they are in the business of altering your behaviour just like any other ad agency, but at a massive scale.

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

But they're not as douchy as Google, that's a plus in my book.

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[–] OmicronPersei8 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I stopped buying hardware from SparkFun for this very reason. Their Marketing Director, Jessica McDonald , gave an ignorant and bigoted talk at SXSW. See for yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BzDmZHYCrw

I won't give money to companies that support this kind of nonsense.

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

Can Fandoms Fix Tech's Gender Gap?

I just... HHAHAHHAHAHAHAHH

Fandoms

AHHAHAHAH FANDOMS HOLY SHIT

I saw the title, I was like "nah fuck that". I heard the typical whiny-ass voice, I was like "I need to see how feminist this one is, how much feminism is running through xir/xyr veins". I saw her hair + body and... let's just say she doesn't do much exercise, which isn't that strange, nerds and geeks can have a healthy lifestyle too! What a surprise ain't it?

I've never heard about this company, don't know what they sell or who they do business with, but I'll stay away.

Also, that title is pretty much "feels before reals".