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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Caveman Jim, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Have any of you who use Yahoo news noticed that when you select a headline then a popup appears asking for permission to track your physical location?
    I have tried to send feedback to them but have not been successful.
    I wonder if this is the new NSA guidelines that Congress shoved down our throats recently.

    Rant over... ARRGGGGHHHHH... for now...
     
  2. Blaylocke

    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    Most of the sites I go on now want to access my location. I think it might be more to do with cookies for advertising. Still BS though.
     
  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Just makes me wonder WTHIGO with our gubberment spying on us. A little gun shy, if you will...
     
  4. Blaylocke

    Blaylocke Lewis County Active Member

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    No doubt. I can't click the "NO" button hard enough :laugh:
     
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  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    ...people still use Yahoo?
     
  6. DeadEyeMcGoo

    DeadEyeMcGoo Seattle Active Member

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    Free Firefox add-ons:

    Ghostery - Shows who's tracking you and allows you to block them, their cookies and their nefarious ways: Ghostery

    Do Not Track Me- When enabled, Firefox will tell advertising networks and other websites and applications that you want to opt-out of tracking for purposes like behavioral advertising. Mozilla Firefox Web Browser ? Do Not Track ? mozilla.org

    NoScript - Prevents javascript and malicious code from running on sites you visit.

    BetterPrivacy - offers various ways to handle Flash-cookies set by Google, YouTube, Ebay and others... https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/

    Using privacy protection and ad-blocking software on your browser should be the very first step you take in protecting your online activity.
     
  7. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I still know some people using Hotmail and Lycos. I didn't know Lycos was still around until the luddite emailed me.
     
  8. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    haven't seen an AOL email in a while.. are they still around?
     
  9. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Who knows - I haven't seen the junk mail CDs coming from them trying to get people to sign up in a few years...
     
  10. Mezzovex

    Mezzovex Sherwood Active Member

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    Omg those CDs. My mom used to keep them all "just in case"

    Aol still exists... my mom still uses it.
     
  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sad.
     
  12. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I am still computer illiterate about a lot of things on this noisy box with a fan. Any help appreciated. PMs are preferred.
     
  13. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    Not a NSA thing, most website you go to look up your IP address for connecting you with ads or companies close to you or selling items that pertain to the website you are at or searching for. Sites also sell your info to companies for the purpose of mass communications and networking. This way they don't need to pay you $30 and a hotdog for sitting in on a focus group to figure out if you like boxers or briefs.
     
  14. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    Yahoo take down my old e-mail just because i don't want to shear my cell phone number.