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chocolateTHUNDER
Jul 19, 2008

GIVE ME ALL YOUR FREE AGENTS

ALL OF THEM


Brutakas posted:

Chrome version 69 will auto-login to the browser when you login to google services (and logout when you logout as well)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/24/...er-data-privacy


Personally, not a fan as I never log in to chrome. If people were forgetting to log out completely on shared devices, that's their problem. At least make it an opt-in instead of forcing the log in by default for everyone.

Flag to disable is here:
chrome://flags/#account-consistency

I could have sworn that Chrome already did this anyway?

Guess I was wrong.

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astral
Apr 26, 2004

Out there.


ThermoPhysical posted:

Google already has your browser history and information when you use their browser. Same for Mozilla, Apple, and Microsoft.

Google does, yes. At least one of the others lets you opt out of some/all of the collection of such.

quote:

This isn't new.

What's new is the dark pattern described in the post Brutakas linked.

quote:

This is only an inconvenience if you use a shared device. Otherwise this will not affect you.

It's an inconvenience and affects you if you don't want to be signed into your browser.

There's a buried 'experimental' flag that opts you out of some (but, based on reports, not all!) of the account consistency features. How long do you suppose Google will support it?

chocolateTHUNDER posted:

I could have sworn that Chrome already did this anyway?

Guess I was wrong.

Chrome used to ask (and respect your decision if you said no).

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007



astral posted:

Google does, yes. At least one of the others lets you opt out of some/all of the collection of such.


What's new is the dark pattern described in the post Brutakas linked.


It's an inconvenience and affects you if you don't want to be signed into your browser.

There's a buried 'experimental' flag that opts you out of some (but, based on reports, not all!) of the account consistency features. How long do you suppose Google will support it?


Chrome used to ask (and respect your decision if you said no).

https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity has existed long before this was a thing.

Also where do you think Siri and Cortana get their information from? There's nothing "dark" going on. It's just "Hey, you should sign in to your account so your stuff is saved if you want to pick it up elsewhere or use Assistant to help you later". Are there privacy concerns? Sure. But then you shouldn't use Assistant, Cortana, Siri or even iOS, Android, or Windows.

This is starting to become an age-old debate at this point...

Kerning Chameleon
Apr 8, 2015
Probation
Can't post for 10 hours!


ThermoPhysical posted:

https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity has existed long before this was a thing.

Also where do you think Siri and Cortana get their information from? There's nothing "dark" going on. It's just "Hey, you should sign in to your account so your stuff is saved if you want to pick it up elsewhere or use Assistant to help you later". Are there privacy concerns? Sure. But then you shouldn't use Assistant, Cortana, Siri or even iOS, Android, or Windows.

This is starting to become an age-old debate at this point...

I mean, I don't use the Assistant for anything other than quickly setting timers, and don't do anything on my Windows and Android machines I wouldn't be comfortable with everyone and their mother knowing about anyway. The main reason I have a Mint dual-boot is for anything sensitive I don't want the corporate all-seeing eye to see... or any malware on them.

Only reason I stopped using SRWare Iron on my desktop is because it display a pink cast for some reason now, while Chrome doesn't.

astral
Apr 26, 2004

Out there.


ThermoPhysical posted:

https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity has existed long before this was a thing.

Also where do you think Siri and Cortana get their information from? There's nothing "dark" going on. It's just "Hey, you should sign in to your account so your stuff is saved if you want to pick it up elsewhere or use Assistant to help you later". Are there privacy concerns? Sure. But then you shouldn't use Assistant, Cortana, Siri or even iOS, Android, or Windows.

This is starting to become an age-old debate at this point...

I think we might be having a miscommunication since we both agree there are privacy concerns. Dark patterns are, to quote darkpatterns.org, "tricks used in websites and apps that make you buy or sign up for things that you didn't mean to." When signing into a google service in the Chrome browser now also signs you into the browser by default whether you want to or not, that's a dark pattern.

And, yes, Cortana and Siri do indeed have dark patterns in their initial setup.

Hipster_Doofus
Dec 20, 2003

Lovin' every minute of it.

I don't understand the complaints. "Ahh, my eyes?" Nothing looks any brighter or overly contrasty to me. The tabs, eh... I can take either. And I like the rounded address bar.

Lambert
Apr 14, 2018



Fallen Rib

It doesn't fit into the Windows 10 design language at all and looks like an old version of Firefox. All that rounded stuff simply clashes with other applications and especially UWP ones. They should be emulating Edge and not implement some bastardized and devolved version of Material design.

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell


Lambert posted:

It doesn't fit into the Windows 10 design language at all and looks like an old version of Firefox. All that rounded stuff simply clashes with other applications and especially UWP ones. They should be emulating Edge and not implement some bastardized and devolved version of Material design.

The more apps I can access via my browser the better.

MS should be trying to match my browser not the other way around.

(for real though, I gave up caring about a unified experience across all my applications a decade ago. Web apps all look different, and very large percentage of native apps don't match any sort of standard...and you know what? I don't really care at all.)

Hipster_Doofus
Dec 20, 2003

Lovin' every minute of it.

I don't either. Guess that's why I didn't understand the fuss.

dissss
Nov 10, 2007

I'm a terrible forums poster with terrible opinions.

Here's a cat fucking a squid.

Lambert posted:

It doesn't fit into the Windows 10 design language at all and looks like an old version of Firefox. All that rounded stuff simply clashes with other applications and especially UWP ones. They should be emulating Edge and not implement some bastardized and devolved version of Material design.

If there is one thing Google shouldn't be doing it's emulating Edge.

Grouchio
Aug 31, 2014



Google Images search now looks extremely fugly. How can I revert this, if possible?

withak
Jan 15, 2003


Fun Shoe

GIS "beautiful scenes"

withak
Jan 15, 2003


Fun Shoe

I am trying to figure out why embedded videos in tweets won't play. If I open a tweet in an incognito window then it works, so it is something in my setup. I have disabled all of my extensions (adblock, etc.) and it still doesn't work so it isn't something from an extension. I don't see anything in the settings that would affect embedded videos, what am I missing?

nexus6
Sep 2, 2011


Embedded tweets have stopped rendering properly altogether for me

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wyoak
Feb 14, 2005

a glass case of emotion


Fallen Rib

A colleague of mine is getting the Symantec cert warning on a site (https://secure.e-customer-service.com/), but I'm not. As far as I can tell from inspecting the cert, I should be getting the warning, but it's not popping up. Any idea why? Did I disable something at some point?

edit: figured it out, apparently Google is slow rolling that

wyoak fucked around with this message at Nov 2, 2018 around 19:23

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