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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Norton removed DuckDuckGo as my home page 3 years and 4 months ago
Conduit is indeed a horrible PUP that hijacks your web browser.
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/conduit-sea...
a comment on the General Rambling Yahoo prompting Chrome users to "upgrade" to Firefox 3 years and 6 months ago
I feel like this will annoy many users. It is not limited to Yahoo search; all Yahoo sites will prompt users.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZHtq4cJ...

BTW, they also reference DuckDuckGo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZHtq4cJF...
a comment on the General Rambling Possible Updates to fixtracking.com 3 years and 10 months ago
Hi,

The 1st possibly needed update is for HTTPS Everywhere's new "SSL Observatory" feature. It sounds like users should answer "No", unless they feel the protection it provides is more important than not being tracked.
http://imgur.com/M9tp2Cf,TCiFTAf,QMJVVfb...

The 2nd possibly needed update is for the "data choices" in Firefox. I do not know if these choices/features are new or not:
Enable Telemetry
Enable Firefox Health Report
Enable Crash Reporter
http://imgur.com/M9tp2Cf,TCiFTAf,QMJVVfb...
http://imgur.com/M9tp2Cf,TCiFTAf,QMJVVfb...

-Mike
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Can Google track Chrome users through Google Translate? 4 years and 1 month ago
According to this page:
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/02...
"If you choose to translate a page, the text of that page is sent to Google's translation service for translation. Your cookies are not sent along with that request and, if the page you are on is encrypted with SSL, Chrome also sends the translation request over SSL"

So that implies that Google can track you when you select to translate a page.

However, I am wondering if this feature tracks you even when you do not select to translate a page.

And by "research" I mean "look at what traffic is being sent with a tool like Wireshark."
a comment on the General Rambling Can Google track Chrome users through Google Translate? 4 years and 1 month ago
I was talking to my German friend, and I typed a German word in DDG to look up its definition. I forgot to put !gt on the end.

http://imgur.com/a/xGpcb#0

As you can see, the Chrome browser offered to translate the DDG results page. So I am wondering if the Chrome Browser's Google Translate feature is another way that Chrome can track you, and if it should be disabled as part of the instructions on http://fixtracking.com/ .

I can research this myself, but I thought I'd check if anyone knew the answer 1st.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Reimagined and Redesigned 4 years and 1 month ago
I love these 2 changes:
1. Until you hover the cursor over a search result, you only see the domain name. When you hover over, you see the full URL.
2. The "more from <domain name>" link is only visible when you hover over.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Reimagined and Redesigned 4 years and 1 month ago
No problem.

Also, I thought I'd point out that the behavior is sort of like "focus follows pointer."

I heard that a study found determined focus-follows-pointer is very unintuitive, but I cannot find that study.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Reimagined and Redesigned 4 years and 1 month ago
I'm delighted to see auto-suggest.

I do have one big issue with it though.

I am OK with it automatically changing the search bar string to the auto-suggest result when I hover over such a result, but I cannot get the original search string back. If I move the cursor off of the auto-suggest results, it leaves the last hovered over auto-suggest result in the search box.

Similarly, if I use the up and down keys, I cannot get the original search bar string back either.
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