Privacy software

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Nothing_Much, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Nothing_Much

    Nothing_Much Banned Contributor

    If you're interested in major privacy (and browsing the Dark internet):

    More info:

    If you want basic privacy from Google, but want a Chrome-like browser (Plus additional features):

    Here's some information as to what Google can do with your personal information:

    "Information we collect

    We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful or the people who matter most to you online.

    We collect information in two ways:

    Information you give us. For example, many of our services require you to sign up for a Google Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number or credit card. If you want to take full advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible Google Profile, which may include your name and photo.

    Information we get from your use of our services. We may collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you visit a website that uses our advertising services or you view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:

    Device information

    We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). Google may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Google Account.

    Log information

    When you use our services or view content provided by Google, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include:

    details of how you used our service, such as your search queries.
    telephony log information like your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls.
    Internet protocol address.
    device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
    cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Google Account.
    Location information

    When you use a location-enabled Google service, we may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.

    Unique application numbers

    Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to Google when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.

    Local storage

    We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.

    Cookies and anonymous identifiers

    We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a Google service, and this may include sending one or more cookies or anonymous identifiers to your device. We also use cookies and anonymous identifiers when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as advertising services or Google features that may appear on other sites."

    More information on their site:[/spoiler]
  2. Sharkey

    Sharkey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Iron is junk, just basic default config differences realistically. Unless they've revamped the project since I last looked at it.
  3. Nothing_Much

    Nothing_Much Banned Contributor

    It's more than just that, it doesn't track or use your personal info against you, unlike Chrome or Chromium.
  4. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Just so you know: TOR is a junk as well.
  5. Enigma

    Enigma Server-Clearing Cynic Contributor

    I don't really understand why some people get so worked up over Googles policy, but maybe thats just me.
  6. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Conspiracy theory, fella. Uncle Sam is watching you.
  7. Tomatketchup

    Tomatketchup Banned Contributor

    Media hyped it up, like always.
  8. mohawkg2

    mohawkg2 Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    I thought this said piracy software. xD
  9. [TC]CreepingDeath

    [TC]CreepingDeath Australian Skial God Contributor

    Privacy is and always has been a myth. If you don't want people to find out you've done stupid things then don't do stupid things.

    The only privacy I want is that nobody sees me naked besides the wife.
  10. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    VPNs like HMA are doing pretty good job.
    Are you embarrassed of your own body? :D
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