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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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  3. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Google is looking to expand.
     
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    You have a gift for understatement.
     
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  7. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    We have been waiting for a Google OS though. Now the question is, what if Google goes evil and they report everything about you? (since they already know everything)
     
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    I think they have been stalwart supporters of privacy thus far.
    I see no reason to be overly concerned - unless maybe they get a new CEO...

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  9. Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

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    Well.. then we'd be owned, operated and slaved to the mighty google corp.
     
  10. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    The thing is that Google stores one's search history. If the courts subpoened the data, I guess they would provide it...
     
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  12. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Well, that was not an individual case, but a broad search, a fishing for criminals kind of thingy:

    "Several privacy advocates said they did not object to government subpoenas in criminal cases in which someone is suspected of a crime, but they suggested that the latest demand was so broad it amounted to a fishing expedition."

    Would it be a pedophile case or a murder, I guess they would comply....and again, nobody can be sure they won't change policy in a heartbeat.
     
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  14. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    How in god's name do they store everyone's search history? That's insane.
     
  15. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    Wow, it does feel noticeably snappier compared to FF3.
     
  16. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    With unlimited data storage...

    "Many search engines currently collect and store information from each search query, holding information about the search query itself, the unique PC address (known as an IP number), and details about how a user makes their searches, such as the web browser that is being used.

    Users who create an account with a search engine hand over more data to the firms, including search history. Some search engines also enrich personal data held on their users with information from third parties.

    The report from the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party said search engine providers had "insufficiently explained" why they were storing and processing personal data to their users."
     
  17. Mr.Spock Back from the dead Valued Senior Member

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    wow, this browser is fast.

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    Wouldn't any firm holding that much info be a threat to US National Security?What if they were to "lose" something?
     
  19. Cyperium I'm always me Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, I think it's neat

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    Good move to put the tabs at the very top, wasted space otherwise and provides more view! Thumbs up from me.

    Hmm, but they could have a menu below the address bar instead of links. Would save more space and the links are not really needed anyway (but that's my position).
     
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  20. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    Not liking it so far

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  21. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    How does it make a difference on space if they are at the top or bottom?
    If they are at the top, they still take the same amount of space in the menu bar - just in a different area.

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  22. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Well, if the data can be accessed by unauthorized people, I guess. People in high or sensitive positions could be blackmailed based on their searching habits for example.
     
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    I assume that people are at present overwhelmingly users of IE6, IE7, IE8 -- though I don't know the percentages. These are fairly tolerant of minor grammatical errors in HTML -- and I rather imagine that there are plenty of websites tested on these browsers that are not entirely free from error. If the appearance of a page is different (or simply wrong, or fails) under FireFox, it's no big deal. So, if Chrome takes off in a really big way -- which seems at least a possibility -- it seems likely that its own tolerance of error could be important. It will be interested to follow how things turn out.

    I are currently developing a website (www.stampnik.com/philapal/) and immediately decided to view it under Chrome. FAIL! But the failure seems to be down to Chrome and not to me! I am investigating!
     
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