[lubuntu-users] Google NOT as default homepage

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 16:04:46 UTC 2016

On 5 December 2016 at 16:57,  <scrooyahoo at riseup.net> wrote:
> No hard feelings, you may thank me in a couple of years once you realise my
> concerns.

Your extended answer does not in fact respond to my point in any way.
It's just a paranoid rant about privacy.

Furthermore, try not to be so patronising. I think it is very likely
that I have been on the Internet for considerably longer than you, and
from your previous posts, I think it is very likely that I know a
great deal more about it than you. In fact, I have given you advice
and assistance on this list before. Being told that I do not
understand is no way to repay that.

If you read my sig, you will see a CIX.co.uk email address. If you
knew your way around the Internet well, you'd know that that was a
service from the mid-1980s; it was one of the very early online
systems to allow Internet access. That email address is 25 years and
one month old.

It isn't my first. I first got online in 1985.

So don't try to instruct me about how to use the web, the Net or the
issues or concerns about it.

If you are so paranoid that you don't want to visit Google even once,
well, go learn how to edit the browser's config file and change the
homepage before it is first launched. It's doable but not trivial. Or
remove it and replace it with a browser whose security you prefer, or
use a privacy-focused distro.

But do not try to force everyone else to use an inferior search engine
because it bothers you. Like your paranoia, that is irrational.

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