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    Chrome = Run by Google, tool to accumulate information on your browsing habits/interests. Self-defeating to use google if you're trying to limit google and other companies access to your browsing information. Firefox is much better about privacy in general.
    It is our human duty to enjoy life. We’ve got to be greedy about living. We learned that greed is a vice, but that’s old. Greed is a virtue. Especially this greediness for life.

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    I'm not so paranoid. Oh well. I agree that Firefox -- the concept -- is great. I really got used to it over the years, and had it so well customized. It has taken me a long while to get accustomed to Chrome, but it just... works. Fx has grown so bloated over the years, and they have yet to fix the memory that has plagued it for eons. I mean, seriously, is there a reason Firefox needs to consume 700 Megs of RAM? And Fx is slooowwww. Chrome is a greyhound while Firefox is a pug.
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    Yeah I still use Firefox 90% of the time because it has more addons and that sort of thing than Chrome but it does hog a crazy amount of RAM and it has become very bloated and slow. I can run pretty demanding games on my PC and they still use less RAM than Firefox

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    I prefer bulldog to pug.
    It is our human duty to enjoy life. We’ve got to be greedy about living. We learned that greed is a vice, but that’s old. Greed is a virtue. Especially this greediness for life.

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    What is wrong with sites watching what you do? Especially browsers tracking where you go?

    Who cares? Privacy is what I do on my own property and in my own head, not what I do in the middle of a Starbucks. I cannot figure out what it is people are so freaked out about. OMG THE LIBRARY KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT I READ. EVERYTHING. THEY USE IT TO ORDER MORE BOOKS I WOULD PROBABLY LIKE, AND MAKE ACCURATE SUGGESTIONS!

    What exactly is the hubris behind Google tracking your data? Providing more efficient software? Offering businesses better insight into who their customers are and what they want? Collecting helpful social trend data to understand our society better?

    I mean when was the last time someone was blackmailed by Google because Google would tell their boss they were on KKF at work, or email their wife a list of porn sites they frequent? I mean, really?

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    Exactly.
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    It wasn't entirely a rhetorical question, either. If anyone has a good example of Google hurting people or abusing their power using this data, I'd love to know. I use Google stuff for everything, I've been using them since I switched from Metacrawler in 2000.

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    If you are comfortable with being tracked and having detailed information about you being logged in to date collection sites and used as a means of creating revenue (how google makes money) then by all means you have nothing to be concerned about. I personally find it creepy. I'm uncomfortable with the concept of my likes and interests being a commodity. I'm also uncomfortable with it being outside of my control. But really I just find it creepy. Its like the internet equivalent of big brother watching over everything you do and legitimately caring about it.

    Moreover its not like the system isn't abused either. The government uses the information collected from google to prosecute. People have hacked google to collect information that isn't otherwise available for sale from google. Even google employees get in on the big brother power.

    These aren't too over-the-top in the heinousness department but it underscores that problems with the system do occur. And they care about everything you do. That bothers me, so I choose not to play into the system. Call it paranoia if you want but it makes me more comfortable.

    And Maxim, that dog looks awesome.
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    But if you have nothing to hide, why try to hide it?
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