Believe it or not some people understand that the only way to make everything in your life private is to not live with people. Go live in fear as a Hermit. P.S. Tom's is tracking you right now, the type of computer you use, your IP address, your physical location and more.
Does this add-on block the sending of information to Google servers or does it just tell you that its being sent? If its only telling you that your information was sent what is the point of the add-on other than being extremely annoying as it appears the majority of webpages collect data.
[citation][nom]nforce4max[/nom]Stalin and Hitler would have loved to keep you as a pet. It is people like you that allow monsters to take power and make us all suffer. Terrible life is to live in fear.[/citation]
Its a far cry from Google to Hitler and Stalin, I think you just Godwin-ed yourself. Keep in mind he said Anonymous information, not opened every detail of his life.
Google has grown a lot over time, but they've done a lot of good for the net so far and helped shape a lot of useful services.
They certainly have done a lot less evil than just about any other company you hear about in the press being chased around by the DOJ for unfair business practices, collusion, price fixing (SAMSUNG, MS, Intel, etc... considering some companies are claiming MS using the DOJ to attack competitors)
Frankly, most of the criticism I hear about them tends to be half baked. Still, I am cautious. Companies can change. People can change. Most of us are not stupid, we know the difference between a company with "Do no evil" in their company directive and two of the world's biggest mass murderers.
At the end of the day they collect info on countless millions of people, even if they did randomly choose to look at 1 specific person the likeliness of it being you is insane and as if they'd be bothered to actually find out who you are as all they'd have is an IP address and if your ISP allows it then a physical address but even then that doesnt give your name. They collect the info to find trends and stuff like that so who cares?
Who ares if data is being sent to Google? If you're worried about your data being sent to them, you're either doing things you shouldn't be (and are too stupid to know they still wouldn't use the data against you), and/or need to get a life.
If you think that blocking google-analytics will allow you to keep your privacy online you're deceiving yourself. Internet privacy is a myth. Privacy in general is a myth. Everywhere you go, everything you do and everything about you is being tracked by someone.
kind of funny, yet fair, hearing about this from toms.
Lets see, the scripts from 3rd party domains I'm blocking on toms right now are:
unless you really believe Google is out to get you I don't see why you should be paranoid. Google has done much good for the internet and yet to have done something completely deserving of our distrust. Not that I can guarantee they aren't up to no good, but I'd take a chance with them with my data than any other company in the world.