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Google Web Accelerator

Discussion in 'Google' started by Infiniterb, May 4, 2005.

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    Infiniterb, May 4, 2005 IP
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  2. nullbit

    nullbit Peon

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    Reading the FAQ, it's essentially using low-latency proxies to route all your requests through. This means they have full knowledge of every page you visit, but also any personal data you submit in forms.

    Of course nobody has to use it if that concerns them, but still I'd imagine their gonna get a hammering for the privacy issues on this one.
     
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    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    If it would be pre-caching pages to serve them more quickly, I wonder if that has any effect on indexing...?
     
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  4. Infiniterb

    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you tie it in with the toolbar, that's constantly querying the pages you visit as well. It's spyware, really, only not in a hindering form peformance wise. Nonetheless, the toolbar is spyware by definition.
     
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  5. nullbit

    nullbit Peon

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    Well, that's true, but it's more invasive than that. As an example, if I checked my PMs here at DP the Google toolbar would only know I visited the URL for the PM page, this new service would allow them to actually read my private messages.
     
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  6. Infiniterb

    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    #6
    There's a filtering mechanism built in as well.
     
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    The main purpose and goal is to log user's information. Here's a two comments made over at slashdot and it all makes sense...

     
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    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    I think that hit the proverbial nail on the head right there.
     
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  9. Infiniterb

    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    It could be, who knows. Sounds about right to me.

    Btw, I'm at 1.9 minutes saved. I've almost got enough time saved to watch commercials (I normally browse the forums while commercials are on TV).
     
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  10. thebassman

    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    I'm surprised it does it 1.9 minutes, instead of 1 minute, 54 seconds or something... ;)
     
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    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    There's quite a lot to it, if I understand this thread.

    Twould be nice to have a realistic alternative to Alexa.
    Imagine the possibilities. In terms of strategy, it should have happened a long time ago.

    Of course I wouldn't use it if you paid me, I like my privacy bigtime.

    Be interesting to see what they make of it..

    Cheers,

    JL
     
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    Lawsuit Banned

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    I have a Yahoo! and Google toolbars, do they read my credit card when I enter it?

    Thanks!
     
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  13. Infiniterb

    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    Touche`

    Btw, 2.5 minutes saved. Or for you Mr.Bassman, 2:30.

    I wonder what I'm going to do with all this time saved!
     
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  14. thebassman

    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    Well, first bug found... it majorly screws up cookies on phpbb forums... in addition, people are reporting it caching people's login's... giving people access to admin features because access to those geatures were cached on google's end... not good.
     
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    Sounds familiar - stack overflow at line 63 Edit - cant figure out if that has to do something with the web accelerator.
     
    crazyhorse, May 5, 2005 IP
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    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    I've uninstalled it... seem to be a lot of bugs so far. ;)
     
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    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    TBM,

    Is that bug on just phpbb forums?
     
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    Yikes! That really scares me. Where are people reporting this? If this is true I hope Google fixes this vey quickly. I'm not going to use this thing until I hear some more about it.
     
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    Dio Well-Known Member

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    MOre info on some problems with it here: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/05/06/google_accelerator_i.html

     
    Dio, May 6, 2005 IP
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    From what I've seen so far I wouldnt be surprised if site admins begin blocking the google accelerator IPs.
     
    quattro, May 7, 2005 IP