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December 12, 2011

Wladimir Palant high? how are google ads not intrusive? google is among the worst privacy violators

Filed under: bizarre must awesome want,catch 22,DARPA,irony — Sagacious Himself @ 8:59 pm
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I am hardcore anti-privacy-rape ergo I block 99.999% of ads with a reasonable tolerance for false positives.  My privacy is NOT a commodity.  What’s more I champion the privacy of the naive.

https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads

https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/exceptionrules.txt

@@||google.com/uds/*$script,subdocument,document,domain=suche.netzwelt.de
@@||google.com/aclk^$domain=suche.netzwelt.de,subdocument
@@||googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk^$domain=suche.netzwelt.de,subdocument

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Google profits by RAPING the privacy of its users and ALL those with whom its users interact.

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The checkbox is slightly less obscure than the about:config preference extensions.adblockplus.subscriptions_exceptionscheckbox

JD5000 would be aghast! I miss ComputerCops (CastleCops)

Privacy rape enabled by default?  That is soo unacceptable we need a whole new word to escape understatement.

Fortunately AdBlock Plus continues to be useful for content liberation research.  Still no stand alone XUL loopback proxy?

The tide in the android adblocking game is shifting in favor of privacy.

More elaborate local net filtering it is!  Oh the joy.  After epiphany I shall have some time to tinker.

“blocking ads harms free content”

really?  That tired argument.  It is obviously NOT free if the cost is privacy rape.  I HATE the promotion of android applications under the banner of free and the backhanded slap with adware flavor of malware.  Editing the APK is generally as trivial as blocking net connections.  A little more esoteric to deprive apps of reliable network state information.   The Spirit of Mozilla applied to android..

 

Blocking ads does not harm ANY free content or free software.  Blocking ads prevents one from being victimized by the heinously irrational defective business model syndrome.

“Respect my privacy” 

is the second highest concern to the allow unobtrusive ads model.  Google privacy rape?  Ring any bells?  Take a few moments (or hours if you’re a bit slow) to consider how google profits. How does allowing google ads respect privacy?  (hint: it doesn’t)

Now I’ll get to produce a PDF flyer for distribution to “everyone” how to reclaim the privacy AdBlock Plus supposedly provides.  oh goodie!  Or maybe I’ll get to repackage the extension and distribute it.  Yes, license complaints.  How’d that work out for zottmann?

Allowed adp comment with less eloquent objection but interesting malware analogy.  This is exactly what google android market does: allow “acceptable” malware.

selling != not-selling

If it is free there is no cost.

If there is a cost it is not free.

Yes, Johnny, words have particular meaning. Profound umbrige is taken against abuse of “free” as it is libelous against the thousands of f/OSS developers.

Giving away product and whining that no one purchased it?  What is your definition for insanity?

Don’t want your content in the public sphere?  Don’t place your content in the public sphere!  How challenging is this?  (genius not required)

Do Not track FARCE

until the evils of fine grained Geo IP Location are addressed one would be equally well served creating a do not track post-it note and affixing it to one’s monitor in the hopes of compliance. ISPs need offer privacy conscious users the option to have an IP address issued from a pool NOT related to where one resides/works/exists while surfing.

give the gift of education

google & privacy [poster]

 

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March 28, 2011

appbrain fast web installer to circumvent “market” requires gmail account self defeating

Filed under: AYBABTG,irony — Sagacious Himself @ 2:01 pm

I have not added google credentials to my android.  Oh noes, no market.  whatever.  AppBrain requires the very element market requires.  Brilliant  “circumvention”.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/fast-web-installer/com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.apppusher

Fortunately we have F-droid repository for F/OSS

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January 22, 2011

I can NO longer in good conscience recommend prevx [to the computer illiterate] since feckless webroot acquisition

Filed under: CIO,irony,software overview — Sagacious Himself @ 4:46 pm

Since prevx was acquired by webroot they have “acquired” a decrease to zero integrity

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=285741
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/webroot-acquires-prevx-106436478.html

Sure the news is a little dated but I wanted to reaffirm a recommendation before issuing it again… which now is not going to happen.

Once upon a time “what should I do to protect my [windows] machine” could have been answered with “buy a prevx license”.  In good conscience did I recommend this single “security product” to most everyone from barely-able-to-turn on computer illiterates to power-users.

No longer.  The bloatware/malware PRODUCERS, webroot, now controls the ship.  Webroot software, like norton, FIRST design priority is license validation at an unacceptably HUGE resource cost.  Webroot code is also fundamentally malicious.

Prevx was trustworthy.  Until demonstrated otherwise prevx as a webroot product is completely untrustworthy.

Recommendation revoked

… sadly as more people “discover” email I need continue re-educate them on BCC usage.. sigh

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January 2, 2010

categorize, firefox extension, brings same level of circuity (paradox) as TBE brought chaos to feature conflict

Filed under: All Your Base,CIO,DARPA,firefox,irony,overview — Sagacious Himself @ 9:04 pm
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categorize brings extra big ‘helping’ of circuity and paradox to ‘simplify’ firefox bookmarking through radical fundamental change.

http://techuser.net/bookmarks/

screenshots live on machine through which I’m RDP’ing into here so stay tuned for the awesome ‘fun’ this extension brings

fascinating decision to cram addons manager into a sidebar, fascist mindset greying out buttons for non-compliant use of existentially challenged keywords, tooltips where uneeded and missing where critical — help burried in documention with ‘convenient’ one click access… and so much more!

spellcheck is behaving poorly so I have ceased caring for this post.

lions, tigers, and bears… animal instrict to rip, shred, and destroy if given physical proximity to extension developer…. or maybe I would wield a HUGE syringe of haloperidol for that pediaphile fanboi.  [sic & sick]

Before experimenting sort out how to download xanax.


July 31, 2009

itardPhone voicemail sucks

Filed under: irony — Sagacious Himself @ 11:20 am

iphone voicemail sucks so what are you going to do?  nothing.  you can’t

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Jesse Ruderman, firefox whiz, overt fan of the needless www host, waxes on the subject not realizing the HTC phone series is a few clicks away

http://squarefree.com/2009/07/29/iphone-voicemail/

complains that when he misses a call and gets voicemail as a result, the iPhone forces him to click both Recents and Voicemail to clear badges.

So what are you going to do about it?  Nothing likely you have an iphone.  But if you were a developer and hacker like Jesse?

How could Apple address Cronin’s complaint

apparently nothing.  No one can do anything about iphone voicemail sucking.  You iphone itards will have to live in an obamaesque state of hope (lessness).

So go have an obama beer and enjoy the shiny suffering.

HTC phones on the otherhand put USERS in charge.

March 20, 2009

direct011 hubris – brazen hacker proof claims rewarded

Filed under: irony — Sagacious Himself @ 12:18 am

brazen hacker proof claims rewarded

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d’oh

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