Category: Security & Privacy Tips

Open Internet (RANT)

Open Internet (RANT)

Believe it or not, the Internet is meant to be open so that anyone can create their own web space and create their own things. Centralisation was made popular by Google originally and it was never what Tim Burners Lee wanted. Internet decentralisation is something which he is working towards as well which is great. The whole thing that seems to be the craze now is stealing people’s dynamic IP addresses and either DDoSing, DoSing or just jacking them off in an IRC chat or Discord server. For example, this site is not protected by CloudFlare as for some reason it really messes up the CSS and WordPress, I wanted my own blog however so I could ramble on my own platform and not be tied down to stupid centralised platforms such as the real WordPress site or Tumblr or even BlogSpot. Just because this site shows the dynamic IP address, doesn’t mean you have the right to post it anywhere or perform illegal take down acts. The Internet is open and allows people to do anything they want which is in the law. If you do perform illegal take downs on this address, I can always change it, that’s the point of a dynamic IP address.

The only reason CloudFlare exists is because this generation can’t seem to grasp the concept of morality and reason so they would rather commit illegal acts with people’s Internet protocol addresses. I’m so glad I was born in this era of AIDS.

Rant over.

Google Thinks It’s Okay to Scan Your Hard Disk

Google Thinks It’s Okay to Scan Your Hard Disk

There’s been a recent update to Google Chrome which is called “Clean Up Computer” and this was added in the version 65 update a few weeks ago without my knowledge or anyone’s for that matter as it was not even once mentioned in the update log for Chrome 65. This feature apparently “finds and deletes malware on your computer” with a button, but there is also a setting which is very dubious which says the following;

What this suggests to me and many others of the same volition is that Google is actually scanning all of your hard disks and most probably collecting data about your files and folders on your computer. We at WindowsLogic Productions recommend you turn this off so you’re more safe online and not unwillingly giving your data to Google. In theory this could even suggest they are actually downloading data from your computer and keeping it to find out more about you, scary stuff.

But that’s not all that Chrome collects… If you search, “privacy” in the Chrome settings, you’ll find a list of settings which are also quite dubious in the way they’re presented;

When your Google Chrome privacy settings look like mine above, you’re safe to start browsing on the Internet again. You can also gain more privacy with a VPN (Virtual Private Network), but these usually have a fee. Another option is by using a different browser which doesn’t track data such as WindowsLogic Productions Vivian or Mozilla Firefox.

Thank you for reading this post about how you can stay safer when using Google Chrome!