[FoRK] awesome firefox extension
<michaelslists at gmail.com> on
Thu Nov 1 16:00:51 PDT 2007
On 11/2/07, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> I have found this kind of thing pretty annoying when I wanted to search
> for a certain locality while being in another. France or Germany vs.
> the US. Sometimes you can reset or override it, and sometimes not
> easily. It can definitely affect what you find.
yes. ironically you can set it so that it always goes to .com when you
type in .com (/ncr) but of course it remembers that setting with a
> Sat N wrote:
> > It might be detecting AU location based on your IP address, not
> > cookies. Yahoo is no different either, I went to my.yahoo.com without
> > logging in, and saw that they had local news for Denver - so, they
> > must have had figured it out from my originating IP address.
> > It would be cool if we setup VPNs around the world and fool these
> > location-based targeted ads. So, I can do searches while connected to
> > a VPN server in Africa, and not be bothered by Hoodia ads.
> > On 11/1/07, silky <michaelslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> note that this doesn't work, well, with the 'newer' releases of gmail
> >> yet, and also it is actually supported by google because you'll notice
> >> that by default it doesn't do anything to help your privacy. i do love
> >> it though.
> >> but i don't believe the cookie randomisation actually works.
> >> for example, if i log in to gmail.google.com, it still recognises me
> >> at www.google.com.AU (note country-specific domain). massive privacy
> >> invasion, imho, and one of the reasons i've now moved to yahoo for
> >> searching.
> >> i'd be wary using this extension for any real privacy reasons ...
> >> On 11/2/07, Sat N <sateesh.narahari at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Might be old news to some of you, but when I found that I can block
> >>> Google from building my personal profile, I had to try it.
> >>> It also blocks Google ads, and Google analytics. Get it before Google
> >>> legal shuts them down.
> >>> www.customizegoogle.com
> >>> Wonder if this is developed using greasemonkey.
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