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by KBD47
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

@KBD47 i did PAUSE my activity when i first got my gmail account but it's always a good idea to do a privacy check especially if you access google with an android sometimes these activities are turned on when you accept some new terms for a gps app https://myactivity.google.com/ it used to be much ...
by KBD47
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 70
Views: 1241

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

The only place I use CDs is in my old 2002 Grand Prix as that is the only way besides the radio to hear music in it. I used to buy digital music and burn it to a disc, but haven't done that in awhile and my last CD burner in a laptop was replaced by a second hard drive so not likely I will even buy ...
by KBD47
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

It is insane how much info Google collects. I figure Google knows more about most people than anyone but God. People who use Google should also go under "My Account" and "Personal info & Privacy" "Go To My Activity" and drop down the window that says: control what activity gets saved.. Mine looks li...
by KBD47
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

From the article: Take weekends into considering and Google has an eye on your workouts, the restaurants you frequent, where do you shop, and places you hang out. Whenever I visit someplace, it doesn’t take much time to get notifications from Google. Total BS for me. I constantly use Google as serc...
by KBD47
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

Truth, and I've spent the last year and a half experimenting with going "Google-Free" on my Android Moto G initially and now Moto G4. It's not easy, the phone has to be bootloader unlocked and rooted and you have to really, really want to be rid of Google because so much in the Android world depend...
by KBD47
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

I use Ublock Origin and Privacy Badger along with Https Everywhere on Firefox. I try to eliminate the junk wherever I can. Gmail is hard to get away from because even if you don't use it, someone you know probably does and your replies end up on Google servers anyway. But switching search engines is...
by KBD47
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

Pierre wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:23 pm
well - - that Link has a PayWall on it.

but, the first paragraph is right - - beware of Google as well as of FaceBook.
My apologies. I didn't see a paywall. maybe my ad-blocker got me past it.
For some reason people seem to want to give Google a pass, but they are worse than Facebook.
by KBD47
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 248

Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

Who Has More of Your Personal Information? https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-has-more-of-your-personal-data-than-facebook-try-google-1524398401 I think Google sometimes gets a pass regarding privacy from the Linux community because Google has often been friendly toward Linux. But the bigger Google/Al...
by KBD47
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vs Debian
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Linux Mint vs Debian

linuxnewbie98 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:52 am
I ended up choosing Mint XFCE and removing Debian!
Mint Xfce is pretty sweet :)
by KBD47
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint vs Debian
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Linux Mint vs Debian

Install Debian and then install Mint--dual boot. I'd split that hard drive into 250 gb for each. That way you can enjoy both.
Edit: Xfce on Debian, Cinnamon on Mint :)
by KBD47
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 is almost here.
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 is almost here.

They are dealing with memory leak issues on Gnome right now. Not sure if they will have it fixed before Ubuntu 18.04 release. Fedora has the same issue. I have tried to like Gnome, and it has some good points, but almost from the start of the 3.0 release it has been a hot mess.
by KBD47
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I don't know why I waited so long... but here we go...
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: I don't know why I waited so long... but here we go...

Hi grinch!
You made a good choice starting with Linux Mint :)
by KBD47
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 56
Views: 1085

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:14 pm
yes...privacy badger does, though i do it manually with it...until i have it totally trained, i click it on with every page i open and anyplace i see facebook, i drag the slider to block...works great...DAMIEN
Nice tip. Thanks!
by KBD47
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 56
Views: 1085

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I take it that Firefox's onboard tracking blocker does not stop Facebook trackers? How about Privacy Badger?
by KBD47
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 56
Views: 1085

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Facebook is a voluntary surveillance agency. If the NSA or other government agency were gathering such info people would be screaming at their congressmen. But Facebook gets a pass because it's convenient. And because Zuck is feeding money into congressmen's coffers. My hope is that Europe has the s...
by KBD47
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install mint on 2nd drive butignore windows 10 on first
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Install mint on 2nd drive butignore windows 10 on first

Fedora does this, only installing grub and picking up just the drive you put it on when on a second drive without affecting the first drive install. Mint has always seemed a bit 'grabby' for lack of a better word, when dual booting. But hypothetical: sda - other drive sdb - Mint. If you install grub...
by KBD47
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

Have a look at MX17 ( https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10063 ) if you want a light weight Debian distro. It's very easy and in my opinion, easier to use than Mint 17 and 18. You can select either 64 or 32bit versions. I've just switched my Dell Studio 1537 (from 2008) to the 4.15.0-1-amd64 kernel. W...
by KBD47
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox does not save passwords!
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Firefox does not save passwords!

Just curious, are you signed into Firefox? If so maybe sign out then log in again and make sure you give it time to sync or just click on the 3 lines up in the top right corner of Firefox and click on the circle next to your sign in name.
by KBD47
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?
Replies: 34
Views: 800

Re: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?

It's been known for awhile now that Facebook has gathered user info without the user's consent: https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-is-gathering-personal-information-without-consent-belgian-privacy-watchdog/ Surprised to see so many smart people here defending Facebook, which is nothing but a sur...
by KBD47
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Tor anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3509

Re: Tor anyone?

16 Best Tor Alternatives For Anonymity https://www.quora.com/Why-TOR-is-not-secure-anymore I would not rely upon Tor. It is a target for intelligence agencies and you can be sure they are running exit nodes. A VPN is a better choice. For average users good practice is to use a browser like Firefox w...

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