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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2017, 05:13:26 pm »
I do this shiz for a living.   8)
I think your last reply made that obvious!  ;D

PS: I hope this was free service?
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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2017, 05:24:28 pm »
I specialize in the accurate interpretation of highly complex situations, even in the absence of reliable information.   ;D

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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2017, 06:57:39 pm »
By contrast I specialise in simple solutions to situations where all the information is reliable and available for misinterpretation.

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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2017, 07:23:33 pm »
Heh !  Bookends, so to speak.   ;)

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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2017, 07:09:41 am »
Think I might have found a practical answer to all the hysteria  8)

I downloaded/installed the Opera dev release, and I'm testing it as we 'speak'.  Opera has *FREE* VPN baked in ...





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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2017, 07:18:01 am »
OPERA FOLLOW-UP

The implementation of the *FREE* unlimited VPN feature in Opera Developer is seamless, and works great -- click, click, click, and you're done.  Too great, actually.

Every time I logged into LinkedIn, it triggered a 'suspicious activity' algo [because the VPN kept switching IPs].  And, each time, this generated an email with a new login key code, which I needed to provide before completing the login.  By the end of the day, the algo informed me that I had used up all my allotted keys for the day.  LoL !

I'll keep Opera around, on my laptop, for use on unsecured guest logins at hotspots, airports, court room buildings, and so forth, but I don't plan to use it on a daily basis.

My 'problem' is: there are a handful of extensions that I use on Chromium [and Fx] that I can't live without, and most of them are unavailable in Opera.

That said, Opera will be perfect for hiding behind the curtains in public venues ...  ;)

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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2017, 03:30:07 pm »
Think I might have found a practical answer to all the hysteria  8)

I downloaded/installed the Opera dev release, and I'm testing it as we 'speak'.  Opera has *FREE* VPN baked in ...

Last time I tried Opera beta, VinDSL, it was very, very buggy. (Actually Opera stable and Opera beta have been buggy for years.)  In my case I always had to keep minimizing my home page in order to make it fit my screen.  Also, the Peppermix-Dark-7 themes haven't worked well with Opera's bookmark's bar for a long time either.  All that said, how's that Opera dev working out for you?  Another friend suggested it to me as a privacy solution too --along with changing DNS providers and using DNSCrypt too, of course. ;)

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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2017, 07:00:04 pm »
Last time I tried Opera beta, VinDSL, it was very, very buggy [...] (Actually Opera stable and Opera beta have been buggy for years.)  In my case I always had to keep minimizing my home page in order to make it fit my screen.  Also, the Peppermix-Dark-7 themes haven't worked well with Opera's bookmark's bar for a long time either.

Well, yes, I tried Opera [Chromium-based] when it first came out, and I hated it !  Not only was it buggy, but I was an Opera  12 fanboi  8)





I haven't run across anything that I would consider a bug, in the Opera 45 dev release, except the white-on-white text in the menu dialogs.  I super-hate that !  And, it doesn't exist on the stable ver. so maybe it's a fluke, or maybe they did it on purpose.  Europeans seem to like white-on-white text.

Anyway, you might want to give Opera another shot, and see what you think.

Dark theming seems to look/work just fine on my Peppermint 7 Respin desktop machine ...









Only complaint I have is the lack of my favorite extensions.  Maybe I'll download the Chromium vers and install them manually.   ;)
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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2017, 07:03:28 pm »
BTW, I was using Opera stable at work, today, via a VPN proxy server in Turkey. 

It was almost as quick as going barefoot -- hardly any lag at all !

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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2017, 07:35:04 pm »
It's still Chromium based isn't it ?

Yet IIRC it doesn't support Chromiums --app mode, so can't be made to work with ICE

Is it open source ?

Is there a PPA ?
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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2017, 07:42:21 pm »
That looks good, VinDSL.  Thanks for taking the time to share all those screen shots.  I appreciate it. ;)

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Only complaint I have is the lack of my favorite extensions.  Maybe I'll download the Chromium vers and install them manually.  --VinDSL

Have you seen this extension, VinDSL?  It's called the Download Chrome Extension.  I've always found it handy.

https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/


By the way, this conversation just took place on my local PBS channel.  I thought of you when I heard the arguments.  I suspect it hasn't played in Arizona yet.

How will new law blocking internet privacy rules affect you?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/videos/#211770

Thank you VinDSL.  I install Opera Stable via the command line.  We have the commands right here in Peppermint.  I'll just change the words opera-beta to opera-stable in the commands.  This should be the same as downloading directly from its site.  Maybe installing it this way would be more secure than going into the wild to find it. :-\

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It's still Chromium based isn't it ? --PCNetSpec

Hey, a question I can answer.  Yes, it is.  And although Opera is owned by a Chinese consortium, it still operates under Norwegian law.
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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2017, 08:46:31 pm »
It's still Chromium based isn't it ?

Yet IIRC it doesn't support Chromiums --app mode, so can't be made to work with ICE

Is it open source ?

Is there a PPA ?

I'll need to research those.

After 24 hours, I decided I didn't want to run Opera every day, but damnit...

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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2017, 08:47:29 pm »

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Only complaint I have is the lack of my favorite extensions.  Maybe I'll download the Chromium vers and install them manually.  --VinDSL

Have you seen this extension, VinDSL?  It's called the Download Chrome Extension.  I've always found it handy.

Now you did it !   :D

EDIT

Thanks, man !  All my Chromium extensions are installed, and working correctly. YaY !

Also, I switched my Opera VPN to Hermsdorf, Germany.  Now I'll be able to hear tunes, on the DJ site, that are blocked in this country.   :)
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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2017, 09:44:10 pm »
It's still Chromium based isn't it ?

Yet IIRC it doesn't support Chromiums --app mode, so can't be made to work with ICE.

This (from your images above) strongly suggests that it is still Chromium based:-


Is it open source ?

Is there a PPA ?

My GUESS to these two are that it's proprietary (at least the bits not owned by Google), and that's why they only distribute it pre-packaged via their own repo. Reinforced  by there being an EULA link under my red highlight in your pic.
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Re: Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2017, 10:50:24 pm »
I'm gonna run with it, for awhile, now that I got my beloved extensions working.  It's like Chromium on ... well, you know.

This thing is a hoot !  Greetz from Deutschland ...