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    Dear Avalonians,

    Google Chrome is my preferred browser to surf the internet.
    Just because I like the interface, speed and functions.

    Has anybody researched which browser is best to use to safely surf the internet?

    I never trusted Microsoft so I went off IE 8, but with Google seemingly spying on everything it encounters on its way (litterally with Streetview) and controlling facebook and youtube I wonder if anyone knows if Chrome has some stealth functions as well?

    Furthermore I've read once (sorry, can't remember where) that Microsoft has been implementing some backdoor functions in Windows secretly providing the PTB with information from every Windows pc connected to the internet.

    Start -> Configuration Screen - > Network -> rightclick [Primary Internet acces] (LANport in my case) and choose properties

    Disable :
    Microsoft Client network
    File- and printersharing with Microsoft network servers

    They simply aren't necessery for the common home user.

    Has anybody had any confirmation or research on this?
    Any further suggestions to enhance or lockdown a pc is greatly appreciated.
    Please add!

    Thnx in advance

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    Default Re: Internet Browsers and Windows functions (spying elements)

    Quote Posted by Elandiel BernElve (here)
    Has anybody researched which browser is best to use to safely surf the internet?

    I never trusted Microsoft so I went off IE 8, but with Google seemingly spying on everything it encounters on its way (litterally with Streetview) and controlling facebook and youtube I wonder if anyone knows if Chrome has some stealth functions as well?
    There isn't much to research ... like you already mentioned Google is spying on everything so turn it around ... expect them to have monitoring
    functions built in until proven otherwise. There is no other way off telling except ... for open source !

    Developers can check the functionality themselves when the source code is available ... no funny stuff goes undetected...
    Firefox is of course one of the widely spread open source browsers.

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    yes firefox is my favorite, plus, you can add extras to change skins, ands its a very fast browser.

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    Well thank my lucky stars then, mine has been eliminated by AVG. Bought a year's service for Christ's mas to myself and family. Knowledge must never be denied from the people.

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    Linux & Seamonkey or some other random web browser are your best bet for privacy in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Internet Browsers and Windows functions (spying elements)

    Even though our Internet browsers, Windows functions, PCs are spy-free. But every our activities on Internet will be spied/monitored.
    What website do we visit, where do we live, etc.

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    I just heard about this yesterday during an ad on a Dr. Deagle audio show. Does anyone know anything about it? I haven't a clue.

    http://www.patriotinternet.com/
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    Quote Posted by Snowbird (here)
    I just heard about this yesterday during an ad on a Dr. Deagle audio show. Does anyone know anything about it? I haven't a clue.

    http://www.patriotinternet.com/
    There is a possibility to use a Proxy server to surf anonymously ... that's not new. You can use one of many randomly ...
    I think that's far safer than a 'fixed' service ... they will eventually be infiltrated and serve as a centralized monitoring point too.
    (if not purposefully intended from the start )

    Just google 'how to use a proxy server' and you will your way into this jungle ...

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    If you like Google Chrome, try Chromium. Chromium is the open source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code.

    If you want to use various proxy servers to hide your IP (and all the information that comes with it,) try Tor (the onion router.) Tor is a system intended to enable online anonymity, composed of client software and a network of servers which can hide information about users' locations and other factors which might identify them. It makes it more difficult to trace internet traffic to the user, including visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages, and other communication forms. It is intended to protect users' personal freedom, privacy, and ability to conduct confidential business, by keeping their internet activities from being monitored. The software is open-source and the network is free of charge to use.

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    Snowbird, I haven't noticed your logo before (is that the right word?) but I appreciate your Location.

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