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#101 2013-11-12 00:21:05

bobbym
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Re: Ixquick

Here are a couple of things.

1) They tell how long I have been on the internet.

2) How many bookmarks I have.

3) What version I have.

4) How many addons I have and how they are configured.

5) How many plugins I have and how they are configured.

In addition plugin container is constantly dialing home and is undocumented.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#102 2013-11-12 00:26:42

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Re: Ixquick

That is more than a couple. What could happen if the data in those points was given out to them?

You could also choose to not send it by Switching Off the Data Sharing.

In addition plugin container is constantly dialing home and is undocumented.

What does that mean?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#103 2013-11-12 00:29:54

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Re: Ixquick

You could also choose to not send it by Switching Off the Data Sharing

It is off!

What could happen if the data in those points was given out to them?

They tabulate the number of crashes too. Hackers are very interested in that stat. Why should I trust them anymore than I do Microsloth or my neighbor for that matter?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#104 2013-11-12 00:46:19

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Re: Ixquick

If it is off then they're not getting it.

Its only the number. Besides, it is needed to make the browser better


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#105 2013-11-12 00:52:35

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Re: Ixquick

Not true, it is off and that is what they are getting. When it is on they get even more.

Besides, it is needed to make the browser better

Supposing I do not want them to try and make the browser better at my expense?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#106 2013-11-12 00:57:01

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Re: Ixquick

Not true, it is off and that is what they are getting.

How did you know that?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#107 2013-11-12 01:07:37

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Re: Ixquick

They say that when it is turned off no more of that information is transmitted but a signal is sent to Mozilla to delete previous information. Obviously they have something because by default when installed it is on. Why should there be such a feature anyway? Wasn't the old method of fixing bugs good enough?

plugincontainer.exe contacts mozilla all the time. It gives information about the videos you watch. All with the excuse they want to help me. To shut it off you have to get into the config files.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#108 2013-11-12 03:35:43

Agnishom
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Re: Ixquick

Maybe you should write your own browser


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#109 2013-11-12 06:45:40

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Re: Ixquick

That probably could be done but what about Cox Communications?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#110 2013-11-12 22:09:36

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Re: Ixquick

bobbym wrote:

That probably could be done but what about Cox Communications?

what's that?


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#111 2013-11-12 22:25:59

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Re: Ixquick

The name of my provider.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#112 2013-11-13 00:21:12

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Re: Ixquick

Estabish your own connection company and be the CEO of it


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#113 2013-11-13 06:19:27

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Re: Ixquick

Interesting idea but one has to be funded by the banks and we have talked enough about them.

CEO? I never wanted to be the boss of anything because I am too lazy.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#114 2013-11-13 13:25:30

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Re: Ixquick

Using HTTPS wherever possible will prevent the man in the middle to listen to the data stream


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#115 2013-11-13 13:31:37

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Re: Ixquick

It really does not even protect us very well from hackers let alone from agencies who are in the spy business. With your browser, provider and OS all saying that they will freely hand over any information that they can gather about you I do not see how we are secure.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#116 2013-11-13 22:03:25

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Re: Ixquick

well, i feel you should check it once.
I read it and its worth.

http://astonishwebanalytics.blogspot.in/2013/10/google-one-of-biggest-and-most-popular.html


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#117 2013-11-14 03:39:10

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Re: Ixquick

Secure from whom? Google turns over your history to whomever wants it for cash. Of course, to law enforcement there is no charge.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#118 2013-11-17 06:31:06

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Re: Ixquick

Data is sooooo impratical. -__-


Hey.

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