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Re: Almost all gpg2 operations hang after upgrade to stretch/testing




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On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:43:26AM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> tomas writes:
> > Part of Google's perceived superiority is that it "learns to know
> > you": a couple of search terms thrown in, for Google is "search terms
> > + context", while for DDG, the context is missing.
> 
> Google does not "learn to know you" if you block all its scripts and
> cookies, which is how I use it.  It's still vastly superior to the Duck.

Others have already chimed in. My reading proposal:

  https://panopticlick.eff.org/

It's Google's core business. They even invest a lot of money in clients
(Mozilla, Chrome, Android). Why should they refrain from that?

When I say they "know" you I mean not personally, but statistically. It's
not some Evil Mastermind (TM) who is after you, but simple, plain, cold
business.

It doesn't make sense to go all paranoid over that. I know that even if
I keep my own mail server they analyze all my mails (enough of my peers
have an @gmail address, enough of my stuff is in public mailing lists,
ready for harvesting), but I see it as my duty to not feed that machine
beyond what's "reasonable" (yes, this is a judgement call).

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they are not after you"
                                                  -- Joseph Heller

cheers
- -- tomás
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