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1answer
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This Google cookie is indestructable

I don't use any Google services directly and have Google's safebrowsing support disabled. Yet, this PREF cookie for °.google.com which appears to have a unique identifier is unremovable. It restores ...
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0answers
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validating / sanitizing google results for posting online

i sometimes want to link to a search result page of Google services. but the address bar URL is "dirty" ...
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3answers
3k views

How does Google Chrome know where I am despite the fact that I'm using a proxy?

I've just arrived in Budapest, Hungary and logged on to my computer. I'm tunnelling my connection through a VPS server I rent in the UK using SSH. A visit to whatismyip.com reports the I.P. address ...
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4answers
759 views

How can I prevent Google Street View from tracking my location?

Since a Google Street View car has passed by my neighborhood, it has associated my wireless router's MAC address to its geographical address. The problem is that my address can be easily obtained by ...
2
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3answers
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Do Google and Facebook keep track of the sites I browse outside of their own sites?

I've noticed that on a lot of news sites and stuff, there is that icon that says "Share with Facebook" and sometimes even information about friends that have commented on the particular news article. ...
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6answers
4k views

Stay logged into GMail without getting tracked by Google

I use GMail and I like to stay logged in, so I can come back and check it once in a while. What I don't like, however, is that Google can track any web searches I do against my Google user ID. They ...
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2answers
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How do I disable location services system wide?

Google has an API which can determine someone's location based on the wifi router names which a user's computer can see. You will see this if you go to google maps and your browser may ask if you ...