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Google is getting seriously dangerous

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posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 06:17 AM
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So I’m busy finalizing my programs and their setting in another box “back in the learning curve” after my Win 7 laptop died with dignity of old age.

Good; found most upgrades using Google at the start looking for info about the programs that I prefer. Eventually I got most on SourceForge and MajorGeeks. Still need to master some upgrades or change programs without losing speed but getting there. Will maybe ask a question or two in computer help shortly, still plenty to work through.

This Google search thing is starting to bother me: it’s terrible how they force users to towards everything they get paid for or that is in their personal interest by hacking/understanding the users (not ethical and in bad taste). I found it frustrated how I was intentionally directed to things I do not find useful.
This cannot be good and I foresee a poor outcome with the power it/they hold. Brainwashing is very dangerous in the wrong hands. Just looking at the fake news everywhere on and inside all levels of society and I’m already worried. Where we are heading? We are in enough trouble without Google controlling info. And YouTube is at the beginning of its end, mark my words, forcing people do not work. (The click and get paid bubble)
Maybe I’m wrong but let’s see how this pop-ups and flashing ads work in the long run. I can only talk for myself but I’m already fed up with paying for personal use of my devices which companies then misuse for their advertising harassment to get clicks (click bait).

And it’s easy to change – there is another way

I’m beginning to understand why more people are starting to surf under the radar using DuckDuckGo, Opera, Tor (OnionFruit) and many more. That’s the way to go. It does affect my internet speed a little but I seem to be in control of the computer I paid with my own money for private use.
Not that I have anything of real interest except my music collection since 1995




posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 06:23 AM
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Google owns the world, I figured



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 06:32 AM
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a reply to: ICycle2

Google also seems to be able to hack itself into Firefox and Duck Duck Go. I have noticed this over the last three weeks. The recent Firefox release for Android is a Joke. Even a simple search on Duck Duck go now cant find a web page that does exist.

Hmm.

I had a neighbor who was employed by Google. He worked from home. He was an untrustworthy POS and had no ballz. A Geek to the highest degree.

Think about it, the Geeks are now running the show globally. They were weird back in the day and they have not changed.



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 06:44 AM
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I use DuckDuckGo for my normal/basic searches but they are also compromised when it comes to results.
When I need actual meat to something that won't be showing on DDG, I use Yandex.com. It's russian and whilst I wouldn't actually join them, it is a very good search engine for stuff the others won't show.
You know that 'normal' search engines don't show all results any longer or won't show results from user contents [such as posts], Yandex still does.
Whenever I can't find anything, I use it.

As an example. Try using google finding anything negative about Bill gates, I got 7 results all hailing him as a new messiah. 7 results and!
Yandex, gave me what I was actually looking for. Posts by people, alternative websites etc.

It's the same with images. Back in the early 2000s, you used to get millions of images and I used to spent hours just 'surfing' and being led to new things.
Nowadays you'll get 23 results, chosen by what the the search engine deems most fitting to you [or their narrative].
However I want to learn NEW things, not be led around a circle. Not to sound like a comrade, selling you a russian website [I know I do but if something is worth sharing, I'll share it], but you still get all the images for a search, not a reduced amount.

The internet is in a sorry state.
How long before it is an offense to use alternative search engines?



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 07:03 AM
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I'm not liking the new Firefox for android in the least.
And DuckDuckGo I use it but like bing if I'm shopping because it shows a lot of options.
I still use google as a last ditch effort. I don't think you can hide on the web really in today's times. NSA might be able to hide but the common man can't hide.

If they tell you that you can hide from google using Duckduckgo then you drop your gaurd and search freely. Then they know more about exactly what's on your mind because they're watching all the time.



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 07:46 AM
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Of course.
BTW + 1 for the mention of MajorGeeks



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 07:52 AM
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Google Chrome is the place where hackers will sneakily install crypto currency mining scripts, usual tell tale sign is fans firing up for no reason on your computer, if this is the case then start doing a search on your chrome cache files



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 08:18 AM
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I've noticed something pernicious on YouTube (owned by Google) lately.

If I link to a YouTube video in a browser, I usually prefer to view it in the app so that it is in my watch history. I've always copied the video URL and pasted its code into the YouTube search field. Without fail, the video comes first (sometimes only) in the results.

Lately, if I do this with videos that cover things from a right-leaving perspective, the video I'm looking for doesn't appear. I have to go digging for it, maybe going to the channel page and manually locating it.

This has happened several times,, exclusively with conservative stuff. Anybody else seeing this?
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posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 08:34 AM
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Google and other social media companies are doing their patriotic duty by supressing and eleminating people and organizations that are a threat to the Union.

We are living in 1930's Germany. We have to do something about these groups before they take over our country and attempt to rule the world.



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: BeenieWeenie
Google and other social media companies are doing their patriotic duty by supressing and eleminating people and organizations that are a threat to the Union.

We are living in 1930's Germany. We have to do something about these groups before they take over our country and attempt to rule the world.


I fear it may be too late.



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: ICycle2

Google’s goal is to only have one definitive document show up when you search.
In the future there will not be 1,000 pages of results.
Just one result.
Just one correct answer.
And google will decide what that ‘knowledge’ will be.



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 09:17 AM
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We are stuck in a war between tech giants and old school capitalism. Both want complete servitude from the individuals that are forced to use their product. Both parties have infiltrated every aspect of United States society with the intent of destroying the Unites States and installing a system completely dependent on them. What’s more disgusting is that We The People have the ability to destroy our own society and rebuild the Republic in the 21st century with liberties that will not be infringed upon and technology that truly benifits society. Rather, we have corruption on every level, in every aspect of our Republic, laying the foundation to the future of the United States; and We The People do nothing.



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 09:51 AM
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With all the money pumped into google it was like project mocking bird for the internet. Bought out and silenced a lot of the competition. Now they they have a near monopoly on the search engine process, they do control and influence a lot in the flow of information.

Googles origional motto of 'don't be evil' is gone. Did make for a good sales pitch on there way to dominate the market.



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Hecate666

I find nothing wrong with the Russians except what the politicians like to promote while hiding their own agendas. RT news seems to be more level headed and not afraid to show both sides of the coin.

Not like the so called scientist that bombard the internet with global warming under the banner of climate change.
They should study and not riding on each others backs on projected data that are not even worth a thumb-suck

But yes; everyone for himself I would say



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 10:32 AM
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And since this thread I have to click up to 4/5 times to open Ats. (site cannot be reached)

Think someone is cross with me



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 11:22 AM
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Gogle is inescapable if you own android, but you can at least use duckduckgo.



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 12:04 PM
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Alphabet Inc (look it up) is absolutely a massive threat.

They are a critical player in the technocracy. Similarly to what was mentioned, we are dealing with "old school capitalism" vs a technocracy. One difference there is that in capitalism, a massive company must work around regulations or use them in their favor to have total market domination. There is still the opportunity for emerging businesses to gain market share. Whereas in a technocracy, the system is designed from the ground up to not only achieve perpetual market control, but force the public to do business under risk of penalty. All dissent, in any form, is controlled by real time feedback from data mining and controlled information vectors.

Basically, the technocracy is the worst parts of capitalism.. cranked up to 11 and applied to every aspect of life through absolute centralized dependency. If someone hates capitalism, they are really going to hate the Technocratic Monolith. Even if the marketing has them buying into the product of a benign, benevolent, altruistic corporate-political state under the guise of exploited ideals like "equity."



posted on Sep, 13 2020 @ 06:22 PM
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I was in the business before Google was invented. Alta Vista was about the best when Netscape was king.
Search engines have since turned into revenue generators and propaganda promoters.
Several years back anytime I used Google I'd start about the 5th page of results. Now it's more like the tenth page.

Only thing I use Google for now is to find a product - they're all about selling stuff so pretty much tops for retail.
DDG is just okay - I use their browser on android phones.
Can't get rid of Google on Android, but it's pretty much locked down on my devices.
Wish there were other options (than Google) for voice recognition on dictating SMS, but no options really.

As far as reliable search, I use mostly specialty engines these days.

ganjoa



posted on Sep, 14 2020 @ 12:07 AM
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a reply to: ganjoa

Also used Netscape Navigator in those days



posted on Sep, 14 2020 @ 07:17 AM
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Before Google got so big, I used to use every browser and search engine available. I used the meta-search engines too, the ones that use multiple searches. It's time to do that again, Yandex is one I just started to check out lately.



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