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Discussion in 'Internet, Web and Social Networking' started by amusicsite, 19 Sep 2013.

  1. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon Active Geek


    Luckily I paid for my phone with a credit card. But my monthly payments have to be made using a debit card, so if my details are stolen, I may not be covered financially if something goes wrong. I'll have to keep a close eye on my bank account, and amounts being debited.
     
  2. BoforsGun

    BoforsGun Über Geek

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    What browsers connect to the dark web? I don't get the dark web?
     
  3. BoforsGun

    BoforsGun Über Geek

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    So has anyone deleted their Google+ account, how did it affect their other services, did you even notice a difference?

    It talks about deleting your public profile when you get rid of Google+, again anyone see any affect?

    Cheers,
     
  4. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon Active Geek


    Just google dark web browsers. Basically its a way of looking on the internet without companies, advertisers, from following you around or being given your info by lets say google or any other browser. Dark web browsers don't keep any info about you. They don't even ask you for your name of your email, so no info, or anywhere you go will be seen. Of course, the powers that be will always be able to follow you, but places like TOR can give you a measure of anonymity on the web.


    I deleted my google + account. Google is a classic example of a broswer that collects as much info on you as they can, then uses it to bombard you with advertisements. And you cannot use some/most of googles companies like you tube, or google maps etc without agreeing to let them use your Info in whatever way they want, when they want. Im not paranoid. Honest.......
     
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  5. EddyP

    EddyP Well-Known Geek

    I signed up for Google+, never used it, deleted it and haven't seen any negative effects since across my other Google profiles, and I probably use YouTube every day. Then again, is anything ever really deleted (apart from search listings)?

    It never made sense that your Google+ profile would your user profile across all Google products. People have been harping on about this since it was announced.
     
  6. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon Active Geek

    There is a story on flip board today stating that certain pre-loaded google aps will in the future no longer be forced upon customers, especially as they take up valiable space, and lots of people don't want these apps to begin with. I wonder if users who already habe google + new stand, hang outs etc will be able to delete these unwanted apps without effecting our devices Screenshot_2015-08-25-12-53-15.png
     
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  7. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    less bloatware is always good.... Take note Microsoft :wink:
     
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  8. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek

    With Google+ closing its doors in 11 months time, how will this impact on smartphone & tablet sales.

    I've enquired at a few mobile shops today and they seemed to be unaware that it, Google+, was actually going. You take a 12/18 month contract out on a new handset, all the apps appear to need Google+ for downloading anything as simple as an app. Will your contract allow you to split when it goes.

    To date there's no replacement planned. Will the latest handsets still be as attractive when it's full potential is no longer available.
     
  9. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    You don't need Google+ on all phones. I've recently got a new one with Android 7 and it don't have G+ on it at all. If it's a requirement for older phones they may be able to disable the need for G+ from the servers and enable downloading. If it requires an update on the phone you may be out of luck. I'd imagine both Google and your phone company won't mind you buying a new phone...
     
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  10. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Google+ always seemed a missed opportunity along with a bad idea from the start.

    For the missed opportunity, if anyone was to take on Facebook and build a social site on par with them, Google seem like the sort of company with the resources to do it. The problem was they tried to be too clever and do something totally different that let people confused and baffled by the whole thing. Rather than try to fix it Google seemed to give up. At the time G+ launched Facebook was rolling out changes every couple of weeks while G+ barely changed much in the first year. I think Google underestimated how much resources they should have dedicated to improving it. I also think they would have been better to be less adventurous and just made a simple clone of Facebook with a few differences.

    Then there were the bad ideas like farking around with the YouTube stuff and integrating phones and other Google services to the G+ network. This was done badly and seemed like something out of the, bad, Apple playbook. Also it seemed like a law case waiting to happen. People were already a bit worried about the amount of information that Google had on everyone and adding a social network to the portfolio of services seemed like a bad idea.

    In the long run I don't think it will affect Google much, it will just be yet another failed service from the, there have been quite a few over the years. Anyone remember Buzz, Picasa (which I still think was one of the best media managers ever made!), Google Glass (which I think may still come back one day), Custom Search / Google Search Appliance to name a few. There there is the abandonware like Blogger, Hangouts and Google Photos that Google keep going but get very few updates and seem to be just left to carry on as they are.

    Will be interesting to see if Google ever learn from their G+ nightmare and try another social network again.
     
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