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  • Dileepa Prabhakar 11:33 on September 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Evil, , , Google Update, Spyware   

    Is Google planning to install software without your permission on your computer? 

    Is Google planning to do an Apple?

    May be!

    When you install Google Chrome, Google slips in another application called the Google Update and Google sets up this application to automatically start up. Again, Google never asks for permission to install this piece of software and Google never asks if you want to allow this application to run at start up. Now, tell me why this is not spyware?

    Even more interesting is the description of the GoogleUpdate.exe application. Have a look at this:Google Installer

    The ‘File description’ field says ‘Google Installer’. Is Google planning to install even more software without your explicit permission? Just like Apple did with Safari using Apple Update?

    Google is Evil. Much more evil than Microsoft ever was and ever will be.

  • Dileepa Prabhakar 10:59 on September 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Spyware   

    Why I uninstalled Google Chrome (and Google Chrome is spyware). 

    I uninstalled Chrome because Google Chrome is spyware. After uninstalling it, Google opened a feedback page, requesting for feedback. This is what I wrote:

    1. You spy on me. Why do you have to associate each Chrome installation with a unique ID?
    2. You spy on me. You indicate that you collect data, but not anonymously. So it is personally identifiable data.
    3. You spy on me. So Google Chrome is spyware.
    4. You spy on me. You import data from other browsers, including passwords, without asking.
    5. When I use Chrome, my computer slows down to a crawl. Are you spying on me again?
    6. When I uninstalled Chrome, you opened this feedback page in Internet Explorer, while my default browser is set to Firefox.

    Really disappointed with Google and its obsession with spying on people and not being open about it. So much for Google’s Open Source bullshit when it’s not even open with its communication.

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