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Google, Chrome & Youtube - "online memory"
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greengeek


Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 4721
Location: Republic of Novo Zelande

PostPosted: Thu 09 Nov 2017, 02:39    Post subject:  

dancytron wrote:
I cut out the Chrome part:
Code:
rm -r /home/puppy/.config/google-chrome ; rm -r /home/puppy/.cache/google-chrome ; rm -r /root/.cache/google-chrome  ; rm -r /root/.config/google-chrome
Thanks - do you know of any way to set the Chrome homepage without building a profile that identifies the user/machine? Or any script-based way to set Chrome homepage with no profile?
Maybe the homepage can be passed as an argument?
#Google-Chrome @u /http://www.whatever.com

Or maybe there is some way to start Chrome with about:config arguments?
#Google-Chrome about:config /no_ssl
or
#Google-Chrome about:config /use_TLS_1.3_only

or whatever - as an alternative to a profile being used to configure Chrome?
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dancytron

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Nov 2017, 03:21    Post subject:  

I don't really know.

Here is a page I had bookmarked with the command line switches.

https://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/
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souleau


Joined: 23 Oct 2016
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Nov 2017, 05:47    Post subject:  

I am running Firefox portable by Shinobar, and a couple of months ago, I discovered that there's this folder inside the Firefox portable launcher, /mnt/home/firefox-portable-0.8.2/.mozilla/portable.default/storage/default/, where some websites that I visit can 'store' information, which, in theory, would make it easier for my browser to load the websites when visited.
Now, no matter what your security/privacy settings are, this information stays there, unless you yourself will go to that folder and delete the information manually.
It could be entirely inconspicuous in nature, but the sheer notion of websites placing information on your computer despite your security/privacy settings freaked me out, and I have been watching that folder like a hawk ever since.
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8Geee


Joined: 12 May 2008
Posts: 1265
Location: N.E. USA

PostPosted: Thu 09 Nov 2017, 18:43    Post subject:  

Well, here's something to think about...

In the USA the ISP can and usually does log your progress on-line for "security" purposes. However, the ISP's have been given the right to share with 3rd parties, and maybe even make some coin. So if you go shopping, or rent movies, etc., that "innocent" data is for sale. Therefore blocking stuff one does with the browser has a back-door through the ISP.

Despite the browser, the ISP is also part of this in the USA.

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belham2

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Nov 2017, 08:07    Post subject:  

8Geee wrote:


Despite the browser, the ISP is also part of this in the USA.

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8Geee



This is part of what I was trying to convey earlier.


Also, this will come back to haunt all----the allowing ISPs (soon it will be everyone who sets up portal access for anyone) to sit at the junction & package-up-for-sale what they are seeing. Think Equifax breach, but think in much deeper and larger terms. Unfortunately, our current administration doesn't understand and/or see the harm in what they've unleashed. They can only see the short-term, and that means ISP lobbyists who have both donated to their cause and have been clamoring for this change for years now. But, the great thing of this, they've set in motion the end game for how the current Net is structured. New so-called ''over-Nets" are and will be built, and most everything will be different. First up will be how unfathomable and realistically unbreakable encryption will be a foundation of these new Nets, and not an afterthought (as they are with the current WWW).
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musher0


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Nov 2017, 16:20    Post subject:  

Same in Canada. I agree with 8geee and belham2.

Come to think of it, no matter how tight you make your Puppy security, the ISP
connection address is out in the wild simply because you need to connect the
Puppy to the world.

My $0.02. BFN.

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