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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 to Include 'Porn Mode'

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posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 06:17 PM
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Big Deal safari has had that feature since V3 was released. only they call it "private" browsing.




posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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Firefox is better than Ie but not so secure don't get fooled.I advice you all to try xb browser with tor if you are concerned with privacy.

See here for more info and here.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 07:07 PM
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posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 07:30 PM
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None of the above


I'm sticking with Opera



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by dragonseeker
is there any way to completely remove IE from a computer? I got this crappy walmart piece of # with vista pre-installed..I never use IE, only firefox..and IE takes up so much space..


The post above you explains a great method of removing IE completely.

You need to use a program called Ubuntu.




posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by hikix


I had to giggle a little when I saw this article. But being the paraniod ct'er I am, I personally think this 'button' is meant to do the complete opposite of what it says. I think this button will actually log what you do, and flag you instead of keeping what you do online private!

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

That's ridiculous. If that were the case, that would mean every time you pressed the button, you would transmit a message through a port on your computer. This action should transmit NO data, and if ANY somewhat experienced user detects something being sent through a port every time this button is pressed, it would hit the internet in 5 minutes. They wouldn't be able to pull it off. Anyone would be able to see this through their firewall alone. If this feature does what it's supposed to do, it won't transmit any data, and if it doesn't transmit any data, then no one is seeing what you're doing.

The paranoia in this country is reaching monumental proportions. Relax, guys. No one is out to get you.



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
Every version of Internet Explorer I have ever used has had a "porn" mode on it. As soon as I start it up, hundreds of porn sites start opening up all over my desktop. It happens too fast for me to close them all and I have to quit IE. When I use their instant messenger, I get solicited by hookers. What gives?


Lmao, IE - It's Everywhere, version 8 - opening up the internet on a desktop near you soon.

Well, porn mode.. Anyone who needs their browser to hold their hands (eww) in their pornographic endeavours, really needs more help than a browser can afford them.

"Public toilet XP - your service packs are guaranteed virus free! *conditions apply*"




posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by dragonseeker

Originally posted by Misfit

Originally posted by dragonseeker
and IE takes up so much space..


Um, what? How much space can a browser possibly consume?

My IE6 on Win2K takes a whopping 11.6mb, with Firefox v2 taking 28.8mb

heh, was looking at the wrong thing on the control panel, actually it's firefox 3 that takes up 1.92 GB..


1.92 gigawhats? 1.92 gigawhats? Great Scott !!

Man thats all the porn you're looking at! I get that som.. I've heard of people getting that sometimes..

Close that thing down and restart it.. Thats just a stupidly insane amount of memory to hog for a browser. My firefox is hogging a whopping 120megs.

Sometimes it does break down and start eating ram tho, and can consume up to 500megs, but I feel that and euthanise the process, humanely. You either have a gazillion extensions, hit a website with a nasty embed, or are using a bazillion tabs and expecting FF to live on the smell of a burning cpu.




posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 08:49 PM
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Originally posted by Misfit

Originally posted by spitefulgod

Tell you what... go express yourselves.. idiots.


What the hell?



I expressed myself, after staring at his avatar the entire time I should have been reading his post.

Ahem..



/me escapes the IE vs FF argument this is becoming...



posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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It's about time they added a feature like this.




posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 10:22 PM
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I agree. Remember when the Gov. tried to break them up and then suddenly dropped that and ma a bargain? That is hen they made the deal to hand our privacy to the government on a digital platter.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by LoneGunMan
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I agree. Remember when the Gov. tried to break them up and then suddenly dropped that and ma a bargain? That is hen they made the deal to hand our privacy to the government on a digital platter.


I think you need to do some reading up, it's google that hands over your browsing information to the government, them and their damn analytical tracking scripts, nearly everypage I go on has them, even ATS, just view source and scroll to the bottom you'll see it google-analytics.com/urchin.js, with this they keep a note of every single website you visit.

Don't be fooled by the hype MS is not your worry, it's google.

[edit on 29/8/2008 by spitefulgod]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 12:54 AM
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Originally posted by dragonseeker
is there any way to completely remove IE from a computer? I got this crappy walmart piece of # with vista pre-installed..I never use IE, only firefox..and IE takes up so much space..


Get a bigger hard drive lol

As for IE.. Only ignorant fools use IE so.. If they get caught with this its no real loss.. Besides you can already clear out the realavent information quite easily.. Why do you need a special stupid button?


I haven't used IE for years and quite frankly i never will use it... Microcrap is the Devil.. Only reason i have any MS software at all is so i can play video games.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 01:10 AM
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The feature allows the current session to cleared while keeping the previous history intact (as if you've never been on the net), as for your comments on vista on IE this really shows what an idiot you are, how come all other OS’s follow MSs example, steal the IP, look and features of MS and yet state how clearly they are not MS, it’s ludicrous how you think you’re getting a nice open OS, you can’t read code, you don’t know what the kernel is doing and most people who run Linux do so by downloading a compiled distro, anything could have been done to that, if you must run Linux I suggest you download the source and compile it yourself rather than trust a precompiled version.


The only OS I know that doesn’t tend to follow MS in the trends is MacOS and that OS is more closed and proprietary than MS will ever be allowed to be, but for some reason the shiny plastic let’s them get away with it.. funny.

As for firefox/Mozilla, they are in bed with google all the way, I wouldn’t trust a computer with that on as far as I could throw it.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by spitefulgod
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The feature allows the current session to cleared while keeping the previous history intact (as if you've never been on the net), as for your comments on vista on IE this really shows what an idiot you are, how come all other OS’s follow MSs example, steal the IP, look and features of MS and yet state how clearly they are not MS, it’s ludicrous how you think you’re getting a nice open OS, you can’t read code, you don’t know what the kernel is doing and most people who run Linux do so by downloading a compiled distro, anything could have been done to that, if you must run Linux I suggest you download the source and compile it yourself rather than trust a precompiled version.


The only OS I know that doesn’t tend to follow MS in the trends is MacOS and that OS is more closed and proprietary than MS will ever be allowed to be, but for some reason the shiny plastic let’s them get away with it.. funny.

As for firefox/Mozilla, they are in bed with google all the way, I wouldn’t trust a computer with that on as far as I could throw it.


Woooh calm down there little man.. Your making a lot of assumptions.. For one thing i didn't say anything about Vista. The second thing is All browsers have to have at least a commonality to them so they can view web pages Correctly.

Third.. I never said anything About using Linux etc, Fourth.. You Make another Assumption that i use a precompiled source etc..

And finally Smart guy .. "IE", "Internet Explorer", MS.. IS NOT A OPERATING SYSTEM, It is a application... I never said a damn thing about OS's (Operating systems) other then the fact the only reason why i use MS Software is to play games.

You make a lot of inaccurate assumptions based on nothing more then fantasy and ignorance.

Grow up mate.. IE sucks.. A number of BROWSERS are much better then IE.

And while we are at it i will put my 2 cents worth in about Vista sense you brought it up. It is Like the rest of Microsoft operating systems BLOATWARE..



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 01:43 AM
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I picked up the OS issues from the post you were replying to, dragonseeker and since the issue here is security I will choose the OS and browser that is under the greatest scrutiny by security experts, that being MS products, they aren't allowed to get away with indiscretions of privacy, others are.

And as I poked at earlier all website usage is tracked at source so you're right it doesn't matter which browser you use, ATS maybe Truste certified (whatever confidence that may install) but as long as they are using googles tracking techniques my IP, previous page and any google login are tracked on this website and used for whatever purpose google see fit.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 02:01 AM
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And I appologies for my rant earlier, I haven't had much sleep recently.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by spitefulgod
reply to post by wolfmanjack
 


The feature allows the current session to cleared while keeping the previous history intact (as if you've never been on the net), as for your comments on vista on IE this really shows what an idiot you are, how come all other OS’s follow MSs example, steal the IP, look and features of MS and yet state how clearly they are not MS, it’s ludicrous how you think you’re getting a nice open OS, you can’t read code, you don’t know what the kernel is doing and most people who run Linux do so by downloading a compiled distro, anything could have been done to that, if you must run Linux I suggest you download the source and compile it yourself rather than trust a precompiled version.


The only OS I know that doesn’t tend to follow MS in the trends is MacOS and that OS is more closed and proprietary than MS will ever be allowed to be, but for some reason the shiny plastic let’s them get away with it.. funny.

As for firefox/Mozilla, they are in bed with google all the way, I wouldn’t trust a computer with that on as far as I could throw it.


Far out, your avatar runs out after about two paragraphs.

You need to put the PC back in the box, bubble wrap the monitor first, and send it back to hades where the devil will give you a refund.

He is 'an idiot' because he doesn't drop dead from using a M$ product? ok, well maybe he should but still, that is not the issue.

You need to compile your own kernal to make sure you're not infected with .. with... Something?

Bloody nora... I use windows XP, no autoupdates, I do my own virus scanning because Im sick of being caught out by that thing, it hogs resources like you wouldnt believe when scanning, I don't have a firewall (router does that for me) and the last thing Im worried about is anything you can throw at me. I also download things and run them !!!!

Crikey some people are 'why so serious' !!

oO - if computers had seatbelts, youd still wear a helmet.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 04:37 AM
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Being part of the MS Partner Program and an MSDN user I rearly use anything that isn't MS since I get it all for free, I suppose that makes me a little bias.

And as you've stated as long as you know the to dos and not to dos there isn't much need for a firewall (unless you don't have a router that has one) or antivirus.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:41 AM
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it amazes me , everytime a thread like this comes up . everyone dons thier tinfoil hat and screams that MS is evil and google is worse etc etc - making gloating condesending claims that only idiots use IE . That thier browser of choice is superior in every concievable way and is private secure etc etc

how do you know that ? because the manufacterer told you ? have you ACTUALLY examined the source code to check what it really does ?

think on that for a while and tell us why you believe that the ` private ` mode of safari , or any other broswer really is private



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