NSA? Why not Google?

I use Adblock, Ghostery and Privacy Badger.
I went to login to my Indie Gala account and they threw one of the new Google Captcha things at me.
It was blocked by the EFF’s Privacy Badger. I had to allow the tracking to be allowed to access products I had bought.
Because the stupid damn captcha was so distorted I kept getting it wrong. In the end it asked me to copy and paste code:
Fucking Google

They are using the new captcha. The one that is friendly to humans. Yeah, right.

Someone reverse engineered their new code, posted it to Github and posted it to Hacker News. Google asked them to take it down. They complied. Screw Google – as I had a Github account I copied it.
This isn’t just a captcha. It tracks. From the HN thread:

Google servers will receive and process, at least, the following information:

Plug-ins
User-agent
Screen resolution
Execution time, timezone
Number of click/keyboard/touch actions in the iframe of the captcha
It tests the behavior of many browser-specific functions and CSS rules
It checks the rendering of canvas elements
Likely cookies server-side (it’s executed on the www.google.com domain)
And likely other stuff…

Fuck Google.
I hate spam. I hate spammers. But I despise Google even more.

So when the NSA or GCHQ comes up in the news, just remember that Google does more and with less oversight.

Inbox: Google owns my life.

Today, we’re introducing something new. It’s called Inbox. Years in the making, Inbox is by the same people who brought you Gmail, but it’s not Gmail: it’s a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters.
Larry’s Propaganda Spokesman

Oh just fuck off will you. The only “something new” created is a way to suck even more user information in to feed this advertising company need to know more so they can pack your eyes with even more ads.

“When you start using Inbox, you’ll quickly see that it doesn’t feel the same as Gmail—and that’s the point.”
The point is that they don’t want you to feel like you are being data-mined.

Please – are you so stupid to fall for this?

Your Google cookie in Firefox

fucking-google

If you do not want that google cookie, go to Prefs > Security and UNcheck the 3 top boxes about warn and block.

That Google do not let an independent site use this information is bad form, but hey, what else to expect from the advertising company?

*Note: This cookie appears every time you start Firefox regardless of if you even visit the ad company. Google wants you to have it and as Google pay the Mozilla wages… you get it.

Fuck Google

Use the Roku, go to the Youtube channel to find a video.
Find it.
Play.
Get an unskippable fucking advert for some retarded shite that has nothing whatsoever to do with the fucking music.

Fuck you Google.

I will rejoice the day the internet continues onward after you die.

Die.

Sooner is better.

Google is PART OF THE INTERNET PROBLEM.

FFS Google again

I just posted a Youtube video to a different blog and because I wasn’t happy with the size of the video I went back to check the options. I see this:

Enable privacy-enhanced mode

What?
So I click the linked ?

Enabling this option means that YouTube won’t store information about visitors on your web page unless they play the video.

What the fuck?
So for regular people, even if they do NOT play the video Google will still set cookies and swallow forever every bit of information they can get?

Google are part of the internet’s problem.

More Google junk

How Google Cracked House Number Identification in Street View

Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that’s just as good as human operators. Now its engineers reveal how they developed it.

And yet there is no mention of the way that Google has been and continues to dump house numbers into their spam-friendly captchas.

Don’t help Google – you know that makes sense.

Screw captcha

Shutter Google?

“There are unexplored areas of EU data protection law that permit regulators to substantially intervene in the operations of a company, imposing enforceable data processing prohibitions. Thus authorities in some countries – even under existing law – could shut down Google services”
The Privacy Surgeon

Excellent news.