You’re probably saying huh? along about now, but this copy/paste speaks to an internet reality and something Google leads the pack in – if you’re alright with all that then no need to read any farther as this reality obviously hasn’t and won’t make any difference to you.
The intrusive nature of Google is actually lending itself to being labelled as malware by a growing number of internet security suites – you okay with that as well?
Yeah I know, you love Google, it’s fast, trendy , and there’s that loyalty thing, but loyalty should be predicated on mutual respect and a two way street – suppose there are alternative browsers based on the open source Chromium, a fork of Chrome, equally as fast or faster that has stripped all the invasive tools from your browsing experience?
Would you be interested in one of them or content to continue being pimped and have every aspect of your internet time data mined and sold?
I’ve blogged about privacy issues before and believe it has become a defining issue of the times, the above is from one such browser by the name of Epic, there are others like SRware and Ixquick – Epic may stand the tallest among them as Goggle demanded they surrender the IP addresses of users and Epic told them to take a flying leap, that David and Goliath thing – the underdog people are inclined to rally behind.
Anything you currently do on your present browser of choice you can pretty much do on any of the three mentioned, probably faster, and undeniably more secure and respectful of your privacy.
Of course this gives a wedgie to Google, their ilk, and those infamous “social networking sites” but I consider that to be turn about is fair play – after all they’ve been pimping people for years and arrived at the point where they contend they have a right to do anything they want to with a battery of attorneys, an obscene amount of wealth, and more than one politician authoring and voting in favor of legislation to facilitate this egregious claim.
And please, don’t even try to go to the if you’re not doing anything wrong you don’t have anything to worry about thing, as I’ve said before if that is the metric, the one you believe in, then never close drapes on your windows and allow your neighbors to open every piece of snail mail that comes to your house and read the entire contents – post your assets and debits on a neighborhood telephone pole for all to see, in fact set up some outside speakers that can broadcast your cellphone or Skype conversations – if a family issues arises let everyone in on that as well. If you have to take a laxative or ingest a lot of fiber inform everyone…after all you’re not doing anything wrong.
If you’re an advocate of “going green” one of these non GMO “growers” is about as close as you can come to on the internet – by green I mean more of an organic experience meant to address the environmental pollutants so prevalent on the net……not the green Google and others are stuffing their pockets with.
Here’s something else to consider – Google, yahoo, etc are making a lot of noise about their concerns for your privacy, they’re even offering “extensions” to insure that in an effort to lull you into a false sense of security or complacency – and that do not track option you click on? Googles already said it doesn’t matter to them, they’re going to continue doing what they want to do.
This from the very people who assisted NSA programs like Prisms – so the question can only arise if they’re really concerned about privacy why would any demand of Epic a list of IPs for those whose use Epic?
Why would malware and spyware companies increasing classify Google as a major offender?
So why not check out an alternative? Nothing to lose and a lot to gain.
As these alternatives are based on open source and not supported by pimping should you decide they are the vehicle for you you might want to consider sending them a small donation… in effect handing a stone to David.
Think about the below from the Epic fb site – you’re being pimped like a common whore and yet unlike a common whore not even receiving a penny.
Maybe you can rationalize that in some convoluted way but if you have children or other family members can you do the same when it comes to them? Are you willing to?
From November of 2014:
“Firefox is going to use your browsing history to target ads to you! Apple is going to use your Browsing History to target ads to you! Mozilla already makes nearly $1 MILLION A DAY!! Apple makes $500 MILLION A DAY!!!!!
And that’s not enough…so they’re selling your privacy.
We believe privacy matters. Epic doesn’t sell you out, in fact in Epic there is no browsing history to sell “