Big Brother is Watching You (your evidence please)

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I would take that to mean yes you will allow the cookie or no you will block the cookie in both cases. The question the legislation requires them to ask is can they put cookies on your pc yes or no so I would interpret their rather vague options as permission to plant cookies, yes or no. I have to agree though Neil, it is confusing and some sites seem to do their best to hide the real question in the hope that you will inadvertantly give them permission to invade your space. As a matter of principle I reject any site that is ambiguous in that way and take my business elsewhere !!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 09:55
As an example.........if you want to block cookies do you

do you choose "Yes" to allow or "Yes" to block
or "No" to block" or "No" to allow

Maybe its obvious, but I find it confusing.
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I permit them but all are wiped when I close the browser. Make doubly sure with BleachBit.

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I just ignore any mention of cookies & if I'm not allowed to I just leave the site. Life's to short for it to be needlessly complicated by rubbish that is of no interest or use.

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They changed the law so that now every site has to ask your permission to use cookies so you can't really go anywhere without giving the ok.

I just click on the ok button every time and have the Ccleaner set to wipe them when I switch off, no dire effects so far and Windows Defender seems to do all that's needed as far as keeping the baddies away.

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I like all the cookies but the chocolate chip ones are my favourites!! =P~ :)

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Gibbo's thread here reports that the DVSA will be requiring all new installations of "roller brake testers" to be connected to their MOT Testing Service in the first phase of their "connected MOT Equipment".

viewtopic.php?p=619459#p619459

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Well I abandoned any further attempts to bother with Nissan Connect for my Leaf, my smart phone aversion, and the general faf, combined with its uselessness seeing to that.

But, buy a new car these days and you are connected whether you like it or not. This article discuses VW's "We Connect" app and its 4 levels of "privacy".

Looks like the CAM-DC is already dead (Campaign for Dumb Cars).
Car makers want your data - here's what you get by giving it to them
Motorists can speed up autonomy and contribute to road-mapping by waiving their privacy rights


All new cars sold across the European Union since 2018 by law must be connected in order for them to be able to automatically contact emergency services in the event of a crash. So, with an embedded SIM card now mandatory, manufacturers are eagerly exploring what else they can do with this wireless connection to your car.
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My 2005 C5 had this and also my current X7 - it uses the GPS to provide coordinates tot he emergency services depending on severity of impact and whether any airbags have gone off. Vehicles without a telematics unit may have a 'services module' installed that has built in GPS and communication capability independent of whether the car has a telematics system or not. Of course, it only operates in an emergency so won't be supplying data on coffin size required etc. :-D

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Room 101 gets its fair share of content from the world of IT but would be full to the brim with all the potential minor irritations arising out of the use of IT. So for now Firefox which has been largely just a necessary evil as a browser, just escapes in its latest incarnation, but only because you can turn off the assembled garbage it has put together in the form of "Pocket"
Firefox New Tab FAQ
What is Pocket and how does it relate to Firefox?
[b*llocks]
Pocket is owned by Mozilla and is part of the Firefox family of products. Pocket’s mission is to empower people to consume exceptional stories worthy of their time and attention.

Pocket is Mozilla’s content platform and is built into the Firefox browser. Together Pocket and Firefox expand reach and access to high-quality content while staying true to the values that drive us all: protecting the openness of the web and creating a content platform built around trust, privacy, and quality.

That’s why we work together to deliver some of the best stories out there—recommended by Pocket—directly into your Firefox new tab.[/b*llocks]
I have turned it off.....or should I say I have hidden it.....I guess its still invasively chugging away in the background.

Er....second thoughts...there's plenty for a carefully crafted 101 entry in there, and obviously its not just Firefox playing the game.

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I did save a few things in it when it first became available but it was more trouble than it was worth.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
05 Jul 2020, 09:14
So for now Firefox which has been largely just a necessary evil as a browser, just escapes in its latest incarnation, but only because you can turn off the assembled garbage it has put together in the form of "Pocket"

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That statement intrigued me Neil, why do you regard it as a necessary evil? I have never had firefox or chrome on my machines and seem to get along very well without them. The same goes for Edge so why necessary? :)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
05 Jul 2020, 09:56

That statement intrigued me Neil, why do you regard it as a necessary evil? I have never had firefox or chrome on my machines and seem to get along very well without them. The same goes for Edge so why necessary? :)
The necessary evil is simply having some sort of facility to connect to the world wide web whether thats edge,chrome,firefox or some other facility which I have never bothered to research or use.

Welcome back MIck.....you missed lava lamp day, and we are still stuck in Maranello on the Chain!

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Thanks for the welcome back, I had a very busy day yesterday with the PC issues I am having on my friend's PC re Sky Go app documented in the computer advice needed thread. The issue is ongoing but combined with the F1 qualifying and Chelsea v Watford, (my chosen and home teams) I had very little chance to post. Today isn't going to be much better because it is SWMBO's birthday and we have visitors coming over for the F1 and then birthday tea!

As for web browsers someone on here, I believe it may have been Marc or Mike, recommended Opera to me some time ago and I have been using it ever since. Similar, but better in layout to the original Internet Explorer I find it easy and efficient and it is purportedly far less invasive. It also comes with built in ad blocker and privacy set. Give it a try!!

I would not have been able to contribute much to the lava lamp day as I have never had one!!

As for the chain I'll have a quick think before I get dragged away to ice the cake or some such chore!! :-D