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(The Verge)   MS announces it's ceasing its "Scroogled" ad campaign after realizing people that use Google don't care much for privacy   (theverge.com) divider line 60
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2013-03-04 06:13:38 PM  

sasbazooka: Either I get Scroogled or Microshafted.

Meh.


Microshafted sounds like a much more mild version of getting ass raped
 
2013-03-04 06:40:29 PM  

Desquamation: 5 Hour's agency made their ads look cheap and shiatty so everyone would talk about how cheap and shiatty they looked, in turn talking about 5 Hour Energy. It's actually not a bad idea...


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2013-03-04 07:40:32 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm always of 2 minds about Google's obvious data mining practices.  I don't particularly like how much information they probably grab from me but it does make things so damn convenient sometimes.

I actually found out a new one this week that really surprised me.  I brought a new laptop and once I'd had a play around I decided it was time to start moving my bookmarked sites across from my old machine to the new one.  So I went on Chrome, logged into google and then just before I could power up my old machine I noticed that all the bookmarks had already appeared.  I had no idea that Google did that and it's kinda creepy but also useful.


That only happens if you log in to CHROME (not Gmail or google.com or whatever) with your Google account. I find it odd that you did that without realizing you were doing it. It's not really creepy considering how explicit they are.

Firefox has the same feature. Nifty thing about Firefox is that there are ways, with some know-how, to set up your own sync server without going through Mozilla's servers at all.
 
2013-03-04 08:45:54 PM  
I have a hotmail account and clicked the button to sign up for bing rewards whenever that first happened because why not.  I never actually accrued any points because I didn't search with bing and didn't stay logged in.

I recently got a Lumia 920 though, and that does stay logged in and does use bing.  It would appear that I now have the equivalent of like $4 should I feel the need to trade in for an amazon gift card.  So that's cool I guess.  At least they're reimbursing me for all the information they're collecting about my porn searching habits.
 
2013-03-04 09:51:35 PM  

jonny_q: Firefox has the same feature. Nifty thing about Firefox is that there are ways, with some know-how, to set up your own sync server without going through Mozilla's servers at all.


How-to

This may finally convince me to set up a linux system. Time to order a Raspberry Pi.
 
2013-03-04 09:56:22 PM  

seanpg71: I have a hotmail account and clicked the button to sign up for bing rewards whenever that first happened because why not.  I never actually accrued any points because I didn't search with bing and didn't stay logged in.

I recently got a Lumia 920 though, and that does stay logged in and does use bing.  It would appear that I now have the equivalent of like $4 should I feel the need to trade in for an amazon gift card.  So that's cool I guess.  At least they're reimbursing me for all the information they're collecting about my porn searching habits.


Its just their way of saying "Thank you and please cum again!"
 
2013-03-04 10:30:46 PM  
Nah, it's because my search history is just not that farkin' interesting. My search terms from the last few days:

search history
against me
SMART objectives
livingston mt business directory
livingston mt
remoras
slipknot lineup
montana legislature
zagat rated
android tracking app
android track phone
alexandra cousteau
spacex stock

Mine away. I give not shiat one.
 
2013-03-05 12:00:45 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Nah, it's because my search history is just not that farkin' interesting. My search terms from the last few days:

search history
against me
SMART objectives
livingston mt business directory
livingston mt
remoras
slipknot lineup
montana legislature
zagat rated
android tracking app
android track phone
alexandra cousteau
spacex stock

Mine away. I give not shiat one.


My search history:
Midgets
Midgets wearing stockings
Fruit
Fruit in Midgets
Fruit in Midgets wearing stockings
Balanced High Yield Mutual Funds
2 Midgets and a golden retriever
 
2013-03-05 03:59:51 AM  

The sound of one hand clapping: So I went on Chrome, logged into google and then just before I could power up my old machine I noticed that all the bookmarks had already appeared.  I had no idea that Google did that and it's kinda creepy but also useful.


You have to activate that by registering Chrome to an account that explicitly tells you it's storing your data online for that purpose.

If you find it creepy maybe you should read stuff before you click through the like three pages of tips, info, and documentation that activates said stuff?  It won't do that just based on signing into your email (because that would annoy the hell out of anyone that let other people use their computer more than from privacy concerns, I imagine).
 
2013-03-05 11:39:39 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Because if there's one company I trust with my privacy, it's Microsoft.


So much this. The idea that MS would somehow respect your privacy more than Google is laughable.
 
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