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JamieCrawshaw_Linkeduik2gv

Member since: May 2012

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Mobile & Wireless, Virtualization, VDI, DaaS, Cloud Desktops

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  • tomhenderson

     Firefox with ghostery and no-script.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

     Sorry, DISCUS stinks, too. No aliases. They know you by your IP address anyway, so what's the point of aliases?

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

     IMHO, Rupert Murdoch is one of the most evil men in the world. My actions have nothing to do with him. And I'll agree with you that the management of the site has gone overboard in tracking. I don't have to like it, and actually whitelist this site and its evil crap. Why? I wonder myself.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

     Legally, I'm not interacting with Google, and they have no right to the information regarding my search basis with Yahoo, whose terms of service are different.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

     Thanks for the tip!

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

     Don't sputter. Do you understand the legal obligation that FB is under? Have you read the litigation results and the compliance that FB is required to perform? Have you read how to protect the privacy of your information on FB? If not, I suggest understanding the differences between Google and FB ToS. Then look at the FTC's orders in the settlement with FB. Then, you won't cough, or sputter.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    I think you "get it". Free isn't free in the case of Google-- and many others.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Thanks for the tip.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    I believe your inference is incorrect. There's lots of stuff I like. It's not a tinfoil hat, but long thought regarding how I interact with services online, and what the implications are.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    I don't care who powers what, unless their terms of service aren't what I'm prepared to be obligated with.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Good luck. Use active script blocking. Ghostery.com for each of your browsers. Keep it updated.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Incognito mode, proxies, these still bind you to their Terms of Service. Some actions don't use cookies. If you block the scripts, then you've protected yourself, but mere access is still recorded by your IP address; they know exactly who you are just by that. It's none of their business. And so, I don't go there.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    You could get any number of email systems that don't vacuum your content to be used to sell stuff to you, or as analytic information for others. I host my own, but if you're savvy, you can use TurnKeyLinux-hosted mail services inside the Amazon Web Services cloud. Many ISPs also have mail hosting that's not privacy robbing but you need to check with their terms of service.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Thanks for the tip.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Privacy is part of dignity. Do you want any dignity is the question to answer. If so, owning your own information is part of that privacy, part of that dignity.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

     No. I use active script blockers, like Ghostery. You should, too, in my opinion.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    I use a notebook running Linux Mint Mate and Firefox with Ghostery and no-script. I use Spotify for music, and Brasero, which doesn't track.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    What do I use for music? Spotify. I have my own collection of about 200 ripped CDs from my own collection. Videos are all my own. I use Banshee for other music playing. Or I play my own-- on my Telecaster or an acoustic. In other words, do I check before I use? Yes. Do I find the 17 trackers at ITWorld a bit thick? Yes. I delete cookies daily. I'm not particularly enamored by how social media tracks one's every move. I'm a fan of Dan Tynan's thoughts regarding how tracking is very onerous. It's a huge problem that makes going through TSA at airport security seem like small change.

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • tomhenderson

    Facebook offers privacy protections that are audited. It can be configured so as to prevent privacy problems. As regards my every day computing device, it's a laptop running LinuxMint Mate version. I run deb and Win7 and Win8 VMs. 

    Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Statement motivated me to give up over 3,000 Google+ Friends, and to stop using the Google search engine and the rest of their products, attractive as they were. Finding alternatives is definitely do-able. Here's where I am, one year later.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • We tested the Lenovo ThinkServer RD630 in our network operations center cabinet at nFrame in Carmel, Ind., and found that it fits the bill if you're looking for a powerful, versatile 1/2U server.

    1 year 31 weeks ago

  • The race for virtualization dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.

    1 year 31 weeks ago

  • 1 year 40 weeks ago

  • When we tested mobile device management (MDM) last year, the products were largely focused on asset management - provisioning, protecting and containing mobile devices.

    1 year 41 weeks ago

  • Much of the attention being paid to this week's Windows 8 launch focuses on the new Metro-style interface and the fact that Microsoft is extending its desktop OS to tablets and smartphones.

    1 year 43 weeks ago

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