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fredvries

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2010, 11:32:51 AM »
@asyn: No not personally. But it is a title that caught your attention. True or not?

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2010, 12:01:24 PM »
@asyn: No not personally. But it is a title that caught your attention. True or not?

True..! ;)
And I found out not to visit Bob or Marc late at night... ;D
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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2010, 04:12:36 PM »
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Gezzz Bob, stop surfing in your underwear, Don't you know we can all see you??
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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2010, 06:34:45 PM »
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TMI, Bob ... TMI !    ;)    ;D





(for those who may not know, TMI = too much information)


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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2010, 08:53:08 PM »
Update of my list of programs/phones that use geolocation.

Added:
Disabling of geolocation/GPS for Apple iPhone.

See here.

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2010, 10:51:18 PM »
Well, not personally of course, but someone could acccording to a news item on BBC News entitled: Web attack knows where you live. Read the entire article here.

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hi, will that attack work if you're using a proxy or vpn?

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2010, 11:15:28 PM »
Hi RNfromTH,

In principle yes, but sometimes the ISA Server requires authorization to fulfill the request. Access to the Web Proxy filter is then denied for a Google.com service, and some websites do not allow you to visit from behind/via a proxy. I experienced when I really got to privacy stealth mode with a Mozilla browser on Tor with NoScript and RequestPolicy active Google denied me access because apparently they could not determine I was a human user or an automated process, so I had to fill in several captcha's before I could go on and through that I was identified. Even if you have set geo-location as false (via auto:config) you give out smears and smears of identifiable tracking data which combined will give out much more identifiable info there as geo-location, like here how I was identified by visiting the Norton Safe Web site (with all javascript disabled, all requests denied, and several special ABP block lists active) they have logged me as
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"user_pref_lang=ENG
 _shasta_website_session=BAh7CToPdmlzaXRvcl9pZCIlMmNhZDA4ZTdiM2Y2MWVlMDc5YzQ5YjMxMDc1
YTA0ODA6DGNzcmZfaWQiJTVjNzE5ZTUyMTZmMWI5NzZlMGQ0NDIzZjQxNGNm
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and then I went the finjan URL checker I am  to be identified like this
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ASPSESSIONIDAQSCQRRS=LMHGEJHCKCBGMJGOMMIFKGPH   Combine all these and you can be read like a book, chapter to verse. Forget it, there is nowhere to hide, and if you on a so-called anonymous proxy, the proxy website have all this info, and also sells it to earn on your clicks and profile, bet the majority of them does,

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2010, 12:58:45 AM »
Hi polonus, thanks for the input.I understand nothing of the code you put into your post  :P (as I'm sure most people don't)
It was mostly a curiosity type question because I've been recently  playing with Tor and also  trying a vpn server.

In your opinion which is the most secure...a proxy or a vpn ? thanks tim

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2010, 01:06:50 AM »
Hi you can try this free service: http://proxpn.com/

But I do not know if you have the avast shields still working a proxy vpn?
With tor the only insecurity is an insecure end-point,

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2010, 10:25:49 AM »
Update of my list of programs/phones that use geolocation.

Added:
Disabling of geolocation/GPS for Flock.

See here.

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2010, 12:02:23 PM »
Ha... where does GMail store this data?  Plus on the GeoLocations if your information is listed is there a clause in their Privacy Policy that allows you to remove it?  Maybe it's only in Europe... but still it seems kind of suspicious.  That creeps me out on many levels that other people care that much about data-mining.  It's amazing how people are looking to flip an extra few tenths of a percentage point in profit per year.  I guess that's why they do it I can't really figure out any other reason unless... oh dear.  It's like some scary Sci-Fi World Takeover movie! :(

Equally as weird as this http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1932803,00.html article I read in TIME a while ago.  I don't have a Facebook page but sheesh.  I have no idea why that article disturbs me so much.

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2010, 12:38:03 PM »
@ modati
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Plus on the GeoLocations if your information is listed is there a clause in their Privacy Policy that allows you to remove it?
 

If a setting can be enabled or disabled then it is no problem at all. If you should, for instance, remove the GPS antenna from your phone your warranty might be void.

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2010, 10:36:48 AM »
Update of my list of programs/phones that use geolocation.

Added:
• Disabling of geolocation/GPS for Google Nexus One.

See here.

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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2010, 03:46:12 PM »
Update of my list of programs/phones that use geolocation.

Added:
• Disabling of geolocation/GPS for Google Nexus One.

See here.
I don't understand why you would want to disable a very useful function which may even save
your life from your phone ???
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Re: I know where you live...
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2010, 03:55:56 PM »
@ bob3160: It's a choice. Do you want to be tracked by al sorts of advertising companies (because that will happen)? If the answer is 'no' you might want to turn off GPS. And, yes, in case of an emergengy you might want to turn it on again.