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Harold Gough
24th July 2018, 07:35 AM
https://www.grahamcluley.com/google-chrome-website-not-secure/

I have check my regular ones and found no issues so far.

Harold

Otto
24th July 2018, 07:48 AM
Given that data harvesting is the raison d'etre of Google I would never use Chrome! It's probably a bit OTT to warn about every site that's not using https, unless they want you to fill in forms with personal data it's not really that important surely?

pdk42
24th July 2018, 09:17 PM
I'm not naive about how all these tech giants collect data about me - but I'm not sure there's any safe place to go. I know that Chrome collects data - but I wouldn't trust Edge/IE from Microsoft or Safari from Apple either. Probably Mozilla/Firefox is the least likely to be collecting data, but I'm not sure it really matters since practically every web-site I visit is tracking me, whatever browser I use.

As for HTTP vs HTTPS - think of it this way... HTTP is like an old walkie-talkie - anyone who tunes in can listen to your conversation. HTTPS is like GSM network - it would take a very high level of sophistication and equipment to crack into my calls. So - I'm OK with Google making this change to Chrome - it'll help encourage web-site owners to get with the flow and move to HTTPS.

wornish
24th July 2018, 09:30 PM
The Million dollar homepage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Million_Dollar_Homepage

These days one pixel on a website is enough to track you!

pdk42
24th July 2018, 10:40 PM
VPNs can be very helpful in protecting your privacy - but remember that you still have to trust the VPN provider ;)

MJ224
25th July 2018, 07:34 AM
VPN?

Is this something we should all embrace? At what cost?:confused:

Otto
25th July 2018, 07:52 AM
Virtual Private Network (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network)


It can fool the Internet into thinking you're someone (or somewhere) else.

wornish
25th July 2018, 08:23 AM
VPN?

Is this something we should all embrace? At what cost?:confused:

Browsers like Opera include it for free.

Jim Ford
25th July 2018, 09:03 AM
Browsers like Opera include it for free.

Opera Developer does. I'm not sure about plain Opera.

Jim

Otto
25th July 2018, 05:04 PM
Windows 10 allegedly includes a free VPN function, however I wouldn't trust it not to eavesdrop!

Otto
25th July 2018, 07:53 PM
Go to Settings > Network and Internet and you'll find VPN about half way down the list on the left of the screen. I'd be interested in the results if you try it as I know nothing of VPN other than the name!

Otto
25th July 2018, 08:13 PM
Ah OK, well I thought it was probably too good to be true ;)