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  • 1.0 stars

    "the facebook of browsers (yes, it spies on you)"

    March 28, 2013  |   By whoda_thunkit

    Pros

    NONE! there are NONE.

    Cons

    -google spyware
    -memory hog
    -silly minimalist design
    -doesn't render all websites well unlike IE and FF.

    Summary

    Do you use google chrome, android, gmail, google search, youtube.
    congratulations! google now has your info. stored INDEFINITELY!
    Google knows the content of your emails, who you correspond with, what websites you visit. Google probably knows you better than your parents, siblings and your significant other.
    not only that, google shares your information with intelligence agencies.
    did you believe google when they told you they "don't read your emails"? they don't but they'll be there for a loooooooong time probably even after you're dead on some server somewhere.
    use google sheeple, use it.
    google loves you and probably knows when you'll get h0rny as well because that's when you visit those naughty sites.

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  • Reply by whoda_thunkit on April 3, 2013

    true, they all do just like apps on all smartphones threaten user privacy. Just like all operating systems have backdoors allowing government agencies to access your computer (windows, mac, linux distros).
    I guess it's a matter of picking the lesser evil. In browsers, chrome is at the top of the list followed by opera.

  • Reply by EricVonZipper on March 30, 2013

    Just kidding - your reviews usually spot-on, esp about Opera.

  • Reply by EricVonZipper on March 30, 2013

    So, Microsoft, Opera, Mozilla, antivirus w/toolbars, all search engines don't spy on you and sell the exact data as Google??? Wot dat u be smokin' der boy?

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