update-manager --no-focus-on-map ??

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Thu Jan 7 00:37:15 UTC 2016


On Wednesday 06 January 2016 18:58:36 rikona wrote:

> Hello Ralf,
>
> Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 6:22:14 PM, Ralf wrote:
> > On Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:43:08 -0800, rikona wrote:
> >>I mentioned it because they said they modified the google engine to
> >>remove the ability to report stuff. That is what makes me suspicious
> >>of chrome, etc, even if opera says they have 'privacy' [whatever
> >> that means nowadays]...
> >
> > You might be interested in Iridium.
> >
> > "Iridium is a free, open, and libre browser modification of the
> > Chromium code base, with privacy being enhanced in several key
> > areas."
> >
> > https://iridiumbrowser.de/download
>
> Interesting... but not completely clear on privacy vs security - two
> different things. They seem to use them interchangeably. They seem to
> concentrate on security when referring to specific changes. not much
> specific re privacy - it is likely that their Chromium may still keep
> google well informed.
>
> As they say: "Chromium (which Iridium is based on) is a very secure
> browser, yes. But it does call home to Google. "
>
> Epic really DID remove that kind of thing from their Chromium, and
> google cut them off completely and banned them and the Epic browser.
> google simply will NOT permit ANY real privacy...
>
> > I never tested it myself.
> >
> > Btw. even TOR isn't 100% secure, but nowadays I experienced it as
> > faster than in the early days, OTOH I seldom use TOR.
> >
> > https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#AnonymityAndSecurity
>
> I used that quite some time ago - very hard to do at that time, and
> slow/unreliable too. I was also using anon proxies then, and noticed
> that, over time, only a few kept operating. Others were somehow always
> flooded beyond capacity and at some point gave up. After a while I
> decided that the 'permanent' ones were probably run by some 3-letter
> gov agency and not really secure. :-))
>
> --
>
>  rikona

Nah.  Really?  Whodathunkit. :)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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