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News Google tries to dodge UK privacy suit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 16 Dec 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Dave Lister

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    Back in January legal form Olswang - legal 'firm' ?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Ah, the joys of typos that result in perfectly valid words and therefore don't get a squiggly red line under 'em. Fixed, ta!
     
  4. Dave Lister

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    What get's me is autocorrect always replacing english words with american words and single handedly destroying all those years in english classes !
     
  5. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Oh, where do I start? ;)
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    'BONSAI!!!!' and 'GERANIUMS!!!!' is running joke amongst my friends due to backstabbing auto-correct [Supposed to be Banzai and Geronimo respectively]
     
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  7. Umbra

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    When I used the spelling"Realise" on another forum (this forum also puts a red line under it) I was quite viciously flamed by what seemed like half the American population who suddenly turned into the spelling police, when I explained that many countries spell it that way rather than "Realize" I was then informed that it was because all Europeans are illiterate and would not "recognize" (sic) true English if it kicked them in the head :duh:

    I decided boredom was the better part of valour and couldn't be bothered to reply...:rolleyes: it's VALOUR :wallbash:

    No offense meant to our American members, thanks for putting up with our butchering of the English language :D
     
  8. Umbra

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    I use "Duck Duck Go" they don't track you or save details, not used google for ages, you can live without it ;)
     
  9. Assassin8or

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    I really did try to use Duck duck go because I do value my privacy (as attested to by my plethora of Firefox privacy plugins.)

    But I like results which I can read and pick the information out that I want. I can't get on with Bing similarly, I just seem to prefer the Google format for absorbing information quickly from searches.
     
  10. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Does Google still use the "Don't be evil" motto? It's feeling more and more like they've forgotten it.

    Use whichever spelling you please, you'll butcher the pronounciation either way. :lol:
     
  11. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Thats long gone. Their new motto is "Be a slimey *****"
     
  12. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    You do realize that this is about DoubleClick (google ads), so using different search engine won't help you when google ads are embedded in every second website :).
     
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    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Thats where the ghostery addon comes in. I'm blocking double click and google analytics right now with it.
     
  14. Umbra

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    I forgot to mention the Ghostery plugin I've tried a few privacy plugins but I find Ghostery is the best at the moment.
     
  15. schmidtbag

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    This whole situations is so.... stupid. While I understand the UK court system has every right to be annoyed, they over-exaggerated the problem. It definitely is a douchebag move of Google to basically say "if you want it, come and get it" but honestly what is a law system without pursuit? If you murder someone, you can't expect them to walk over to the police station and turn themselves in.

    For the record, I think this whole Safari thing being a "mistake" is such BS. I don't see how they could let such an obvious issue get past them so easily.

    Anyway, I think what really bothers me is today, people are so full of nothing but hot air. I am really bored of people saying "mar mar mar I hate google because they record my searches" or "the NSA is listening to my phone calls blah blah blah" and yet nobody does anything about it (switching to a competitor doesn't help if you still use any of Google's services). Personally, I don't care - I knowingly use google search without disabling the tracking feature, because it is really that little of a concern to me.
     

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