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Offline Solar

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Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:20:11 AM »
But it gets worse.

Google users are sharing their shock at discovering Chrome's built-in anti-virus Chrome Cleanup Tool is scanning private files on their computers. The browser component, added in 2014 to scan and remove malicious or system resource heavy software, is behind the outcry

The discovery was made by Kelly Shortridge, a cybersecurity expert at New York based startup SecurityScorecard.

Ms Shortridge noticed that the tool was scanning files in a documents folder on her Windows PC and was concerned that it may be collecting data.

She shared her findings on Twitter, where she said: 'I was wondering why my Canarytoken (a file folder) was triggering and discovered the culprit was Chrome.

'Turns out Google Chrome quietly began performing AV scans on Windows devices last fall.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5577055/Chromes-built-anti-virus-tool-scanning-private-files-computer.html
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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 11:10:56 AM »
But it gets worse.

Google users are sharing their shock at discovering Chrome's built-in anti-virus Chrome Cleanup Tool is scanning private files on their computers. The browser component, added in 2014 to scan and remove malicious or system resource heavy software, is behind the outcry

The discovery was made by Kelly Shortridge, a cybersecurity expert at New York based startup SecurityScorecard.

Ms Shortridge noticed that the tool was scanning files in a documents folder on her Windows PC and was concerned that it may be collecting data.

She shared her findings on Twitter, where she said: 'I was wondering why my Canarytoken (a file folder) was triggering and discovered the culprit was Chrome.

'Turns out Google Chrome quietly began performing AV scans on Windows devices last fall.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5577055/Chromes-built-anti-virus-tool-scanning-private-files-computer.html
Keep reading where files, photos, videos are getting uploaded off people's phones, without their involvement, as well.

Is this just another whole phase in the swamp fight ?  Has somebody been making complete and total use of Google, FB, Twitter, Youtube, etc. to just run people's lives and everything else  ?

Trump will have to spend billions just to be able to staff the investigations, AFTER he gets the Clinton-Obama-FBI cases going.

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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 11:24:21 AM »
Keep reading where files, photos, videos are getting uploaded off people's phones, without their involvement, as well.

Is this just another whole phase in the swamp fight ?  Has somebody been making complete and total use of Google, FB, Twitter, Youtube, etc. to just run people's lives and everything else  ?

Trump will have to spend billions just to be able to staff the investigations, AFTER he gets the Clinton-Obama-FBI cases going.
I was shocked, yes shocked to find out Google could snoop private files beyond their browser.
I expect it from the Govt/NSA, but I didn't expect Goog to take the risk, unless they did it on behalf of the Fed.
That in itself is outright theft.
Sad thing is, my Chrome was screwing up, so I uninstalled and reinstalled it just two days ago. I guess I'm going to have to get used to using Brave.
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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 12:05:50 PM »
I was shocked, yes shocked to find out Google could snoop private files beyond their browser.
I expect it from the Govt/NSA, but I didn't expect Goog to take the risk, unless they did it on behalf of the Fed.
That in itself is outright theft.
Sad thing is, my Chrome was screwing up, so I uninstalled and reinstalled it just two days ago. I guess I'm going to have to get used to using Brave.

I like BING.

Liberal, but not GOOGLE-EVIL.

Until I read otherwise.

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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 05:07:06 PM »
I was shocked, yes shocked to find out Google could snoop private files beyond their browser.
I expect it from the Govt/NSA, but I didn't expect Goog to take the risk, unless they did it on behalf of the Fed.
That in itself is outright theft.
Sad thing is, my Chrome was screwing up, so I uninstalled and reinstalled it just two days ago. I guess I'm going to have to get used to using Brave.

I have always used Mozilla firefox

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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 08:54:47 PM »
I dumped Mozilla for a good reason.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/04/03/mozilla-ceo-steps-down-amid-protest-over-gay-marriage-views.html

I would support him solely based on the bullying Conservative CEOs get for supporting Conservative issues (regardless of the issue or the product/service).
Here is your first lesson about Free Speech...

...shut up about it!

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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 09:01:18 PM »
I would support him solely based on the bullying Conservative CEOs get for supporting Conservative issues (regardless of the issue or the product/service).
That's why Conservatives dumped Fire Fox, they really screwed the guy over, simply because he didn't agree with the left
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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 01:40:24 PM »
Suggest those whose privacy has been breached, respond
by cramming false and misleading information into the spy
orifices of these drones; in order to corrupt their data.

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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 01:58:47 PM »
I dumped Mozilla for a good reason.

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/04/03/mozilla-ceo-steps-down-amid-protest-over-gay-marriage-views.html
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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 02:32:10 PM »
Have you noticed that all the High Techies are Lefties?  (It has to be the pot they smoke)
Actual physical work is not befitting of girly me. :biggrin:
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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2018, 12:30:32 PM »
Actual physical work is not befitting of girly me. :biggrin:
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No matter, since you do the heavy lifting; the mental work

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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 02:09:59 PM »
Have you noticed that all the High Techies are Lefties?  (It has to be the pot they smoke)

Not sure if it's the weed, or maybe all that smog and pollution having gone to their heads. Lol

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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2018, 02:23:12 PM »
So what does everyone use? I used Mozilla years ago when it got so slow I dumped it for Google Chrome but I keep hearing more and more bad things about it. I also use IE.

Are there any better alternatives?

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Re: Google Chrome Is Spying On you
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2018, 02:40:54 PM »
So what does everyone use? I used Mozilla years ago when it got so slow I dumped it for Google Chrome but I keep hearing more and more bad things about it. I also use IE.

Are there any better alternatives?
Try Brave, they don't track.
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