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Can NOT access SLICKDEALS using Chrome?

louweed 847 319 September 26, 2015 at 05:51 PM
no problem with IE but no luck using Chrome? help! Confused

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I had a problem where SD looked strange in Chrome. I had to click something that said switch to full (mode). Somehow I got switched to a tablet (maybe) version of SD. Switched to full mode and it was back. Other than that, I cannot understand why you would not be able to access it. Tried Firefox to see? Also have you tried reinstalling Chrome?
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incognito mode?
delete cookies.
what error?
disable all extensions?
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Simple solution really...use a real browser like Firefox or IE. Chrome is Google spyware for all intent and purposes (and that is not even getting into the lame interface, but that is another matter entirely). If you believe otherwise then you probably believe they do not collect marketing info from google searches either lol. Never have understood why anyone uses a piece of trash like Chrome but that is me.


As to why SD does not work on it...no idea but maybe the web coders have not spent time making sure google can track you as much as they have spent time making sure SD can track you lol.
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Simple solution really...use a real browser like Firefox or IE. Chrome is Google spyware for all intent and purposes (and that is not even getting into the lame interface, but that is another matter entirely). If you believe otherwise then you probably believe they do not collect marketing info from google searches either lol. Never have understood why anyone uses a piece of trash like Chrome but that is me.


As to why SD does not work on it...no idea but maybe the web coders have not spent time making sure google can track you as much as they have spent time making sure SD can track you lol.
All browsers have an online component these days. Switching to Firefox or IE won't help, because they do exactly the same things and send exactly the same data to the online services they use. If you're worried about privacy, you need to understand what services you've enabled on your browser and what data they require. Chrome isn't any different than IE or Firefox in that regard.

Also, wrapping yourself in tin foil helps. NOT aluminum foil. The replacement of tin foil with aluminum foil is a government conspiracy, as aluminum foil has been proven to amply the government's mind control rays [boingboing.net].

With regards to the original problem, SD should work fine in Chrome. We'll need more details of the error.
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All browsers have an online component these days. Switching to Firefox or IE won't help, because they do exactly the same things and send exactly the same data to the online services they use. If you're worried about privacy, you need to understand what services you've enabled on your browser and what data they require. Chrome isn't any different than IE or Firefox in that regard.

Also, wrapping yourself in tin foil helps. NOT aluminum foil. The replacement of tin foil with aluminum foil is a government conspiracy, as aluminum foil has been proven to amply the government's mind control rays [boingboing.net].

With regards to the original problem, SD should work fine in Chrome. We'll need more details of the error.
And you know Mozilla and MS gather the same info and re-sell it in exactly the same way as Google how?

Google makes its money from reselling data. What they claim to be doing and what they are doing wrt one's internet activity data is anyone's guess, but they along with Facebook, Apple and some others are not to be trusted in the slightest imo. Chrome is one giant piece of spyware. Just like doing a google search for cameras suddenly yields ads and junk mail on cameras from vendors, one can be fairly certain that Chrome has that type of garbage going on since they are a google product. Can one prove that...of course not...still does not mean it is not happening.

There is a reason search engines like DuckDuckgo exist. And while everyone is to be suspected on the browser front, I trust Mozilla far more than google lol. I even trust MS more (not that they are snow white in this area either, but it does not get much worse than google).

You can enable whatever security setting you like on your browser but if the software under the hood is going to ignore them or modify them without your knowledge (ala Facebook security settings lol) they pretty much are meaningless. I personally can't stand the ad junk and have no desire to help them market garbage to me. If that is not a concern to you that is your prerogative of course.
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And you know Mozilla and MS gather the same info and re-sell it in exactly the same way as Google how?

Google makes its money from reselling data. What they claim to be doing and what they are doing wrt one's internet activity data is anyone's guess, but they along with Facebook, Apple and some others are not to be trusted in the slightest imo. Chrome is one giant piece of spyware. Just like doing a google search for cameras suddenly yields ads and junk mail on cameras from vendors, one can be fairly certain that Chrome has that type of garbage going on since they are a google product. Can one prove that...of course not...still does not mean it is not happening.

There is a reason search engines like DuckDuckgo exist. And while everyone is to be suspected on the browser front, I trust Mozilla far more than google lol. I even trust MS more (not that they are snow white in this area either, but it does not get much worse than google).

You can enable whatever security setting you like on your browser but if the software under the hood is going to ignore them or modify them without your knowledge (ala Facebook security settings lol) they pretty much are meaningless. I personally can't stand the ad junk and have no desire to help them market garbage to me. If that is not a concern to you that is your prerogative of course.
Mozilla gives the data to Yahoo now: http://www.zdnet.com/article/mozi...th-google/. Microsoft keeps the data for itself. Of course, no one actually sells data. It's too valuable, they just use it to target advertisements.

Chrome runs on your computer. You can examine what goes in, you can examine what goes out. It's not like a web service in this regard, and you can actually get a better degree of privacy by trying to understand it.

There are specific Chrome services that send data to Google. IE and Firefox have these same services with the same privacy concerns.

Off the top of my head:
Address bar / search suggestions - data goes to the suggestion provider
Sync / sign in - data goes to Google, you can encrypt it before it leaves your PC if you want
Safe browsing lists - used by both Mozilla and Chrome, designed such that URLs can't be reversed.

Don't sign in / sync, don't use Google as a suggestion provider and Chrome won't send data to Google. This is entirely independent of how the Google website behaves.
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Quote from YanksIn2009 View Post :
Simple solution really...use a real browser like Firefox or IE. Chrome is Google spyware for all intent and purposes (and that is not even getting into the lame interface, but that is another matter entirely). If you believe otherwise then you probably believe they do not collect marketing info from google searches either lol. Never have understood why anyone uses a piece of trash like Chrome but that is me.


As to why SD does not work on it...no idea but maybe the web coders have not spent time making sure google can track you as much as they have spent time making sure SD can track you lol.
doesn't using a VPN bypass this google nonsense?
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doesn't using a VPN bypass this google nonsense?

Not sure...I would tend to doubt it as VPN encrypts communications point to point and secures your connection. It still does not theoretically stop google or anyone else for that matter from recording any search you do on their website or record and transmit any website you go to from their browser. For example, you go to Ebay and look for routers and guess what, they send you email about potential router deals. That is specific to their own site though. Same with Amazon. In the case of google search, they are getting generic search info you perform so others can target you. In the case of the browser, theoretically they could simply send it to google\keep it or send to yahoo or whoever.

For searching, I usually use DuckDuckgo which exists and is popular just because they do not do any of this.

Browsers one can debate and as was noted by quotidian they all seem to be guilty of it to a degree in different forms and to different levels. I do not doubt any of that. I just see no reason to run anything on your PC like Chrome from a vendor that is one of the most prolific spyware\ad targeting vendors in the world. They are completely untrustworthy imo and the only companies I would trust less with your data than them to try and market junk to you are Facebook and Apple.. My 2 cents.
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If you're worried about web-based tracking, you're better off installing an extension like Ghostery or Disconnect (available for either Firefox or Chrome). These will block third party trackers on websites you visit (including 13 of them used by slickdeals). A VPN will mask your IP address, which in turn will mask your location (IP addresses can generally be located to the town or county level). Other than that, most ad based targeting is done using browser cookies, which go right through a VPN.

Ads are the cost of the free web. They're what keep sites like slickdeals in business. As long as they're safe and inobtrusive, I'd rather see ads than have to hand over my credit card. My credit card is connected to my real name and billing address, unlike most tracking cookies. Calling Google the "the most prolific spyware\ad targeting vendors" ignores the massive amount of free crap you get in return for those targeted ads. But I doubt we're going to change each other's minds on this.
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OK, I uninstalled and reinstalled CHROME and still it will not load sd.com!!! keep getting a time out error. I am officially annoyed as fock, someone please help! running IE and CHROME at the same time is giving my PC tourettes!
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OK, I uninstalled and reinstalled CHROME and still it will not load sd.com!!! keep getting a time out error. I am officially annoyed as fock, someone please help! running IE and CHROME at the same time is giving my PC tourettes!
Did you try the things Left4Deal mentioned above? I think they might have gotten lost in the rest of the thread.

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Try incognito mode, if that works, then it's a problem with either cookies or extensions. Try clearing cookies and disabling extensions until it works outside of incognito.
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try just the ip 199.182.48.98 in browser
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