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Blinding Google

new AVG free privacy feature

2:45 pm on Sep 1, 2015 (gmt 0)

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The other day my AVG FREE install notified me of another free privacy and blocking feature I could activate.
It's called Privacy Fix and is accessed through the AVG Zen panel. It allows you to opt out of sharing personal data, tracking cookies and social buttons and widgets. It also specifically turns off Google search history, what you watch on Youtube and your +1's, comments and reviews that Google could use in delivering ads to you. It also blocks personal data from Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. One aspect I particularly like is the display that shows how much (in USD) that Google WON'T be making off your personal data when you enable these features. So, if you want to keep your data to yourself, give it a try.
8:28 am on Sept 11, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Google, does not care about your likes or youtube related video. It does care about your IP and it's history, something AVG can`t stop..unless you are using an above average dedicated proxy service, that changes your IP every say 30 seconds. Staying off the grid while surfing that same grid is way more complicated than a simple checkbox on a free antivirus software.

Don`t want to sound mean, just giving you the truth.
3:31 pm on Sept 11, 2015 (gmt 0)

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True, but if you turn off the plus 1's, social buttons, Google analytics, etc. Google can't TRACK you across properties it doesn't own, which is nice since those things are on a TON of sites. The FF extension Ghostery does much the same thing.
3:49 pm on Sept 11, 2015 (gmt 0)

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You'd be amazed at the reach of Google tracking..I'm currently being shown videos as suggestions in the sidebar of Youtube today, based upon what I was looking at on a site yesterday that uses directrev ( not owned by Google )..I run Ghostery, adblockplus and no script on linux mint17.2..doesn't stop any site that you whitelisted something on, selling on the contents of your cookie or your unique IP tags and preferences / history, to any other site or ad system..

What G can't get directly about you from Doubleclick and the rest of it's directly owned properties, it can and does just buy or trade to get from others..

Block every thing..and 90% of the web would be blank pages..block most things, and those that you don't block sell your details to those that you do..in real time..