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I hate google.
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That's why Firefox and noscript = win.

I don't allow any google domains (googlesyndicate,doubleclick,googleadservices,google-analytics, etc.) Because of how they operate as a company. They want to data mine everything about you and know everything about you. It is not for your good either. Fair warning.
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It's like getting ants in your kitchen. If you didn't drop the food and leave it there in the first place, they wouldn't have come.

Uhhhh, no... Not at all. doh.gif Allowing sites you interact with to leave cookies is a useful feature. Abusing that to shove your ads in there and spy on people is malicious. There's a reason why Google stopped doing it as soon as the WSJ called them out on it.
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NoScript + Adblock + Ghostery + HTTPS Everywhere + HTTPS Finder. A potent combination. biggrin.gif
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NoScript + Adblock + Ghostery + HTTPS Everywhere + HTTPS Finder. A potent combination. biggrin.gif

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no tin foil hat ?
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It's not a hole in the browser, it's a hole in the W3C standard. That's a big difference.

Making it easy to stop tracking would fundamentally change the nature of the internet, which is why W3C had such a laughably lax standard in the first place (guess who sits on the W3C?). It's funny that MS is complaining about this now, because they can't possibly actually want user tracking to become more difficult. Maybe it's a question of hurting enemy #1 (Google) more than themselves.
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lol okay google collects what you search and stores it so they can make ads that might actually interest you not give you and ad for a new car when you are searching for a toilet plunger instead they will take into account your past searches and advertise things that you might actually be interested in thus making the ads more successful and in a perfect world getting you a better product.
post #28 of 31
just change the third party cookie to refuse.and you can always set the other setting to ask if you want to accept cookie.wish ms would add a black list like if you tel no once if it is very similar refuse cookie this way you wouldnt get cookie spammed
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lol okay google collects what you search and stores it so they can make ads that might actually interest you not give you and ad for a new car when you are searching for a toilet plunger instead they will take into account your past searches and advertise things that you might actually be interested in thus making the ads more successful and in a perfect world getting you a better product.

this ^
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