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Google warn me that my FF Browser? send automatic quieries?
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nooby

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2012, 10:51    Post subject:  Google warn me that my FF Browser? send automatic quieries?  

I should have made a copy now my memory fails me.
I was looking for some info on Samsung advertising a new Smartphone.
I could not see from the picture what smartphone the girl in the picture
was holding. So I started to ask google for

samsung ads smartphone Korean
or similar questions. Suddenly Google "search filter" something
Jumped in saying them noticed activity from my browser they did not like.

Could I have a malware that I don't know of that exploit some feature
when one do searches that Google recognized.

Or could my bahavior be like some fancy "Bot" that also
like or love to ask about Samsung smartphones or whatever.

Second time this happen. First time I did searches on a user that I thought could be a spammer on Raffy's forum.
His Username was odd looking as if the user name was the spam thing.

Suppose I join here with user name SwedishMeatBallsInc that would be very obvious a blatant spamming for you go buy and enjoy instantly Smile

Google did not like that I wrote "Username" linux forum
and the tried variations of those searchwords.

Have or has any of you encountered similar warnings from google?
They even thought I was a "Bot" and asked: "Are you a Human or a Bot?"
or similar wordings

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Barkin


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 04:50    Post subject: Re: Google warn me that my FF Browser? send automatic quieries?  

nooby wrote:
Have or has any of you encountered similar warnings from google?
They even thought I was a "Bot" and asked: "Are you a Human or a Bot?"
or similar wordings


If you try to use Google via Tor (anonymity network) you get a CAPTCHA test from Google to find out if you are a human or a bot, e.g. screengrab attached.

The Google blurb ...

Quote:
About this page

Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot. Why did this happen?

This page appears when Google automatically detects requests coming from your computer network which appear to be in violation of the Terms of Service. The block will expire shortly after those requests stop. In the meantime, solving the above CAPTCHA will let you continue to use our services.

This traffic may have been sent by malicious software, a browser plug-in, or a script that sends automated requests. If you share your network connection, ask your administrator for help — a different computer using the same IP address may be responsible. Learn more

Sometimes you may be asked to solve the CAPTCHA if you are using advanced terms that robots are known to use, or sending requests very quickly.

http://www.google.com/sorry/?continue=http://encrypted.google.com/search%3Fq%3Dgoogle#
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 05:15    Post subject:  

BTW an alternative to using Google anonymously via Tor is DuckDuckGo* unlike Google they don't track you.


[* &$%king stupid name, but it is a reasonably good search engine ... https://duckduckgo.com/?q=puppy+linux ]
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 05:58    Post subject:  

nooby I noticed some strange results with Google this morning.
They could be changing their search engine parameters - they seem more geared towards advertising customers (AGAIN!)

Google like to profile its users. So it sifts and sorts, sniffs and catalogues and then pumps out content they get a percentage on.
It why they forked Android, so they can control your chrome browser to display money making content.

Consider it a marketing war.

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nooby

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 06:28    Post subject:  

Thanks to both of you.

Barkin Yes but I don''t use Tor so
it can be my persistent need to find out if a username
is a spammer or not. Some spammer bots are very "stupid"
they join every easy to join forum same day. So if one use
google search then on see them have joined a lot of forum
and placed text there that is very similar regardless of what that forum is actually about.

Google did not like me finding out Smile

But that Duck Duck things is not liked by some.
I have no link now. I am too lazy. Maybe they wrote about it
on puppylinux.info if you want to find it.

Lobster yes sad they dominate Android in that way.
I would ahve been very cool if Android was free from such

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 06:50    Post subject:  

nooby wrote:
Barkin Yes but I don''t use Tor

If you had blocked or deleted the Google cookies that could also prompt the are-you-a-robot question.

nooby wrote:
I have no link now.

If you mean the Google are-you-a-robot question you can see it via the link below ..

http://www.google.com/sorry/?continue=http://encrypted.google.com/search%3Fq%3Dgoogle#

Its nothing to be concerned about: not a problem with your computer.
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