Chrome Privacy Protector

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  1. whitedragon551

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    http://www.webtlk.com/2009/12/04/alternative-way-to-protect-your-privacy-in-google-chrome/
     
  2. firzen771

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    how does this compare to UnChrome? and does this actually work?
     
  3. tsec

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    Google and privacy - epitome of antithesis.

    :ninja:
     
  4. Carver

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    I use SRware Iron it doesn't broadcast a client_id
     
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    This is what chrome lovers should use, Iron.
     
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    o_O
     
  9. the Tester

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    The screenshot looks similar to Unchrome.
     
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    The title of this topic made me laugh :D . The first time today. Thanks.
     
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    If Chrome is so good, why are people so busy making alternatives like Chrome Plus, and Iron? I don't see a Firefox Plus or an Opera Plus. o_O
     
  13. Saraceno

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    Interesting read. I still think if the company is developing features that all the other chrome versions don't have, then that would be a reason to keep parts of the code closed.

    As one of the developers said, they are spending personal time developing the product. If they eventually make money from the home page search (such as firefox - with its default google search page), then I hope they are rewarded. (I'd want to be if it were my time and effort being injected into the project). I know it'd be easy to change the search page in an instant if I had a problem with it.

    Until they are found to be doing something shifty, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Otherwise if I don't use the browser, I'll be using a browser that isn't as easy to use. For example, the highlight text and drag - to open a new window, is a great feature.
     
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    I'll repeat again, from my point of view it's not safe to use Iron. Their latest stable build dates from the 9th of august. As far I can recall this even is a pre-version of Chrome 3.0 :ouch:
    Since this date we had several (security) updates. Including, but not limited to:
    Chrome 3.0.195.33
    Chrome 3.0.195.32
    Chrome 3.0.195.27
    Chrome 3.0.195.25
    Chrome 3.0.195.24
    Chrome 3.0.195.21
    Chrome 3.0.195.20
    Chrome 3.0.195.17
    Chrome 3.0.195.10

    This leaves open at least three advisories!
     
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  15. Saraceno

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    Just for your interest, see chrome plus build history:
    http://www.chromeplus.org/

    28 Nov 2009, ChromePlus 1.3.2.0 released.
    1. Updated to Chromium 4.0.258.0 for fixing the crash problem when language changed.
    2. Fixed bookmarklets can not work.

    24 Nov 2009, ChromePlus 1.3.1.0 released.
    1. Improved performance.
    2. Updated to Chromium 4.0.246.0.
    3. Added tab mode option for opening ominibar URL(also called address bar) in chromeplus option page.
    4. Added tab mode option for opening bookmark in chromeplus option page.
    5. Fixed bug that IE tab can not backward.
    6. Fixed bug that IE tab title is not shown correctly.
    7. Fixed bug that some of the google search result can not be opened.

    9 Nov 2009, ChromePlus 1.3.0.0 released.
    1. AdblockPlus rules supported. Some content of Element hiding can also be filtered before loading. Rule options($) and advanced element selectors:)>+) not supported yet.
    2. Added chrome://plusconfig page to configure ChromePlus options
    3. Added a choice to continue running when ChromePlus prompts no privilege.
    4. Disable SuperDrag when Sys button pressed(e.g. Ctrl, Alt)
    5. Previously, IE tab could not be used on some CJK Windows XP, now fixed.
    6. Auto-fill the current URL to IE list config dialog when right click the page mode button.
    7. A new option to add the current URL automatically to IE URL list when switching from chrome mode to IE mode.
    8. IE list can support wildcard now.
    9. Improvement: Show link status in IE mode when hover over a link .

    And to cut things short...

    12 Oct 2009, ChromePlus 1.2.6.0 released.
    26 Sep 2009, ChromePlus 1.2.5.0 released.
    16 Sep 2009, ChromePlus 1.2.4.0 released.
    08 Sep 2009, ChromePlus 1.2.3.0 released.
    04 Sep 2009, ChromePlus 1.2.2.0 released.
    25 Aug 2009, ChromePlus 1.2.1.0 released.
    20 Aug 2009, ChromePlus 1.2.0.0 released.
    08 Aug 2009, ChromePlus 1.1.0.0 released.
    16 July 2009, ChromePlus 1.0.3.37 published.
    14 July 2009, ChromePlus 1.0.3.36 published.
     
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    seems to have nice active development :thumb:
     
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    Not sure how long they can keep it up for, as others have started to fade, but the developers claim they want it to be 'well known'.

    I'll use it as long as it's stable. Latest version I haven't had any issues, crashes, and so on.
     
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    Guys we arent comparing different Chrome playoffs. We talking about if Chrome Privacy Protector works with CHROME, not Chrome Plus and the other variations.
     
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    Regarding privacy with Chrome...
    It doesn't look like Chrome does a very good job of clearing browser data.
    I've been using CCleaner which always find a lot of data during the Analyze function.
     
  20. Reimer

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    The GUI looks similar. Quite frankly, both programs and their respective company names and home pages remind me of all those Chinese iPod video conversion program clone sites out there. They're probably the same thing.

    As for Iron, I've been using it myself but it's true... their updates are few and far between.
     
  21. chronomatic

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    Just use Chromium. It is the open-source version that Google uses as the basis for it's Chrome. The only difference is Google ads their logo, branding, EULA, and spying stuff to it.
     
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    Seems like a good suggestion. I wondered whether there were precompiled versions of Chromium and wasn't sure whether the same privacy issues were included with Chrome.

    The specifics on the privacy issues between Chromium and Chrome seem to be listed here on the Chromium blog.
    http://blog.chromium.org/2008/10/google-chrome-chromium-and-google.html

    They both have the same features like "search suggestions" that can be disabled but Chrome has the extra GoogleUpdater, usage statistics tracking, and RLZ.

    So Chromium it is!
     
  23. firzen771

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    wer exactly can u download chromium? and does chromium have its own updater or do u have to re-download and install each new release?
     
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    the Chromium project doesn't offer a solution that works out of the box on Windows (well not as far as I know), it's just mainly what Google Chrome is built on. But they do offer a complete browser for Linux.
     
  25. firzen771

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    ah ok, well that sucks, o well.

    one thing i was chrome had was the "smooth scrolling" firefox has instead of the really blocky scrolling that chrome does
     
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