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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    Don't reply to spambots, please.
    indeed, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torsionbar28 View Post
    I'm on RHEL6 FYI. Google has stopped supporting RHEL6, so Chrome 27 is the last release for this OS. I'll continue to use it, as it works well for me. Also I'm a user not a developer, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, I don't know, but this is my experience with these browsers.
    Using an older Chrome with known security vulnerabilities is far more of a problem than bugs. You should definitely switch to a well maintained browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisXY View Post
    Did you read that? It was a bug that was reported and fixed. More than 3 years ago.
    It's big oversight to ship an open source web browser with spyware, no matter what time it was out in the public sphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intellivision View Post
    It's big oversight to ship an open source web browser with spyware, no matter what time it was out in the public sphere.
    Spyware is a term typically reserved for malicious software that gathers personal information. This is a feature (or a anti feature depending on your perspective) for enabling targeted advertising and Google fixed the problem when it was reported. It is not really appropriate to call it spyware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    Spyware is a term typically reserved for malicious software that gathers personal information. This is a feature (or a anti feature depending on your perspective) for enabling targeted advertising and Google fixed the problem when it was reported. It is not really appropriate to call it spyware.
    It's software that collected the personal information of users without their consent, sounds like spyware to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intellivision View Post
    It's software that collected the personal information of users without their consent, sounds like spyware to me.
    You left out the critical part. The intend of this collection should be malicious. Otherwise, a lot of commercial software should be spyware instead which is absurd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    You left out the critical part. The intend of this collection should be malicious. Otherwise, a lot of commercial software should be spyware instead which is absurd.
    They are, and rightfully called as that by many people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RahulSundaram View Post
    You left out the critical part. The intend of this collection should be malicious. Otherwise, a lot of commercial software should be spyware instead which is absurd.
    If it's done without consent, then any data collected should be treated as though it had malicious intent, otherwise such breaches such as the collection of data from unencrypted WiFi networks by Google would be considered perfectly legitimate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intellivision View Post
    If it's done without consent, then any data collected should be treated as though it had malicious intent, otherwise such breaches such as the collection of data from unencrypted WiFi networks by Google would be considered perfectly legitimate.
    I disagree. It really depends on the data. Otherwise yum or apt querying the mirror list for updates can be called spyware.

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    Yum or apt obviously have consent, as you explicitly call them to do so...

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