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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 12:36PM #1
Weepingangelofthetrees
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September 27, 2010 


Already Afraid to Open Your Web Browser? Meet the “Evercookie”



"Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family."
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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 12:41PM #2
Ebon
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Oy vey! I think that crosses the line from nuisence to criminal.

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 12:43PM #3
appy20
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I happen to be deeply bigoted against Flash.  I absolutely agree With Steven Jobs on that point.  IMO, Flash is evil.  LOL  People up to no good often exploit Flash. 


I have wondered why there is not more consumer rebellion against all of this stuff. I guess it is because they have most of us over a barrel.  We would have to pay for more things if such things as cookies were not utilized.  

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 12:44PM #4
teilhard
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"You WILL be assimilated ... Resistance IS futile ... "

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 12:49PM #5
Ebon
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Sep 28, 2010 -- 12:43PM, appy20 wrote:

I happen to be deeply bigoted against Flash.  I absolutely agree With Steven Jobs on that point.  IMO, Flash is evil.  LOL  People up to no good often exploit Flash. 


I have wondered why there is not more consumer rebellion against all of this stuff. I guess it is because they have most of us over a barrel.  We would have to pay for more things if such things as cookies were not utilized.  



Flash has it's uses but, granted, it's often abused.


I think the main reason there isn't consumer rebellion is how few people actually know how computers work. People tend to view their PC as a magic box sat on their desk. Every few weeks, I get a call from my mother because she's filled her PC with all kinds of spy and adware. And then, I have to spend several hours on the phone, talking her through removing the plethora of crap that she's filled her system with. 

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 12:55PM #6
appy20
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Sep 28, 2010 -- 12:49PM, Ebon wrote:


Sep 28, 2010 -- 12:43PM, appy20 wrote:

I happen to be deeply bigoted against Flash.  I absolutely agree With Steven Jobs on that point.  IMO, Flash is evil.  LOL  People up to no good often exploit Flash. 


I have wondered why there is not more consumer rebellion against all of this stuff. I guess it is because they have most of us over a barrel.  We would have to pay for more things if such things as cookies were not utilized.  



Flash has it's uses but, granted, it's often abused.


I think the main reason there isn't consumer rebellion is how few people actually know how computers work. People tend to view their PC as a magic box sat on their desk. Every few weeks, I get a call from my mother because she's filled her PC with all kinds of spy and adware. And then, I have to spend several hours on the phone, talking her through removing the plethora of crap that she's filled her system with. 





I don't blame your mother.  I blame the brilliant jerks that can't find something worthwhile to do with their genius.   People who buy computers may not be as literate as they should be but hat doesn't mean others have the right to destroy their property or spy on them.  I think if shot a few of these jerks on a regular basis to make a point, the problem could get partially solved.  LOL


 

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 1:03PM #7
Ebon
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Sep 28, 2010 -- 12:55PM, appy20 wrote:

I don't blame your mother.  I blame the brilliant jerks that can't find something worthwhile to do with their genius.   People who buy computers may not be as literate as they should be but hat doesn't mean others have the right to destroy their property or spy on them.



Agreed. There are a lot of brilliant people in tech who manage to make a living (and, in some cases, fortunes) without acting like jerks.


  I think if shot a few of these jerks on a regular basis to make a point, the problem could get partially solved.  LOL 




I could get behind that! First before the firing squad: The bastards who keep filling my inbox with ads for viagra (which I don't need), life insurance (which I don't want) and cheap drugs (I'm British).

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 1:13PM #8
appy20
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Sep 28, 2010 -- 1:03PM, Ebon wrote:


Sep 28, 2010 -- 12:55PM, appy20 wrote:

I don't blame your mother.  I blame the brilliant jerks that can't find something worthwhile to do with their genius.   People who buy computers may not be as literate as they should be but hat doesn't mean others have the right to destroy their property or spy on them.



Agreed. There are a lot of brilliant people in tech who manage to make a living (and, in some cases, fortunes) without acting like jerks.


  I think if shot a few of these jerks on a regular basis to make a point, the problem could get partially solved.  LOL 




I could get behind that! First before the firing squad: The bastards who keep filling my inbox with ads for viagra (which I don't need), life insurance (which I don't want) and cheap drugs (I'm British).




 LOL.  I don't need viagra either.  It seems to me, people smart enough to get past spam blockers and load that stuff into our boxes ought to be smart enough to figure out what gender we are.  

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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 4:28PM #9
Stardove
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In my either my junk or Norton Spam folder this morning I had an email from myself...not!


The other day I received an email with just a link.  I did not click on the link, but did reply to the sender I believed she had a virus and did not send the link.  Then to day BOOM I got an email from myself which I did not send.


Just did a virus scan and other than a few tracking cookies my laptop was clean.  I am thinking by replying to the email the same "mystery people" nabbed my email a second time from the same person who happens to work for the IRS.  Although the first email came from her personal email account.


 


PS.  the subject did have via%gra in it.
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4 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2010 - 4:31PM #10
appy20
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I received an email from myself recently. I think it was last week. I didn't open it.  

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