• Chromium Downloads and Installs Proprietary Software Without Your Knowledge


    My, my!!!:thumbsdown:
    "Recent events have brought to light the possibility that Chromium may not be as free, open-source and ethical as we initially beloved. It downloads and installs a propitiatory module which has access to your microphone.

    Sources:
    http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?iss
    https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugre
    https://code.google.com/p/chromium/is
    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=…-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar1HMtQPvKs

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  • Incredible:flushed:
    I use firefox and I think that Mozilla does not happen.
    Lately I’m trying to change Vivaldi browser

    I kept thinking and I think and freedom in the software does not exist, today one of the greatest powers in the world is information, and this google is not at all free, plus espionage is permanent, it’s just a humble and mere opinion.

    It is a very vast subject … best continue trying to take care of all evil intensionado software going around and that is too much.

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  • @judd said:

    I use firefox and I think that Mozilla does not happen.

    Hmmmm…competition on this field is merciless. between these two …:laughing:
    http://forum.antergos.com/topic/2095/chromium-over-firefox-why/57

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  • Guuuau :flushed:
    Nothing really surprises me, we are in hell.:thumbsdown: :imp:

    Bequeathed by the time we sail console ???:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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  • Just noticed @lots-0-logs
    Thanks for taking care as to where it is the appropriate place to post.:thumbsup: Actually, I wasn`t sure as to whether to place the post. Antergos Discussions or General Discussions? I chose Antergos Discussions since Chromium is our default browser and believe it also involves us, as well…:confused:

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  • @anarch said:

    Just noticed @lots-0-logs
    Thanks for taking care as to where it is the appropriate place to post.:thumbsup: Actually, I wasn`t sure as to whether to place the post. Antergos Discussions or General Discussions? I chose Antergos Discussions since Chromium is our default browser and believe it also involves us, as well…:confused:

    I do not understand?

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  • Nothing serious @judd :smile: . I had posted this in a different section and it was moved here by the admins.

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  • @anarch said:

    Nothing serious @judd :smile: . I had posted this in a different section and it was moved here by the admins.

    Ahh! ok :+1:

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  • It was removed.

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-removes-always-listening-code-from-chromium/

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  • @Wyn
    I’m happy for that.:satisfied: :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :wink:

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  • Most satisfied to see this @Wyn :thumbsup:
    "Unfortunately, it took the public calling Google out on the situation to make the change. It did, saying this:

    “A binary blob module like this can not be installed by a user via clicking on a link. Such a Native Client module can only be installed by the user deliberately from the Chrome Web Store. Chromium is open source and it’s important to us, as is it is to you, that it doesn’t ship with closed-source components, lazily or not.”.
    Which was exactly I made a post in here. Publicity…:smile:

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  • @judd

    I use firefox and I think that Mozilla does not happen.

    They did introduce proprietary garbage in the form of “Pocket” to all users so that is very annoying to me. That is why I have been using IceWeasel lately, I still support Mozilla though.

    Lately I’m trying to change Vivaldi browser

    Vivaldi is based on Chromium so what is the point?

    @Wyn It was removed.
    @judd I’m happy for that.:satisfied: :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :wink:
    @anarch Most satisfied to see this @Wyn :thumbsup:

    Why? Why are you happy or satisified that Google removed their bullshit spying binary? I would be and still am pissed off that that freaking installed a spying tool that listened to me regardless of my decision to have it or not. There is a big difference between making the decision to use that and for them to just throw it on an “open source and free software” browser.

    Firefox has done some dumb stuff lately in the sense of installing Pocket by default but at least Pocket is only used if I choose to use it…Google’s bullshit was thrusted upon you with no choice whatsoever and started automatically listening to you without your permission.

    Their removal of it does NOT put them back in my good graces.

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  • @MichaelTunnell

    Yup, they only got caught. “Sorry” is damage control.

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  • @MichaelTunnell said:

    Why are you happy or satisified that Google removed their bullshit spying binary?

    To start with, being happy or satisfied, does not mean forgiveful of forgetful.
    Just felt satisfied to be made to pull it down.
    As a non-religious guy, I don`t believe neither in a world of angels, nor in one of devils. Should I say "keep the customer satisfied, but I really can t make out in which sense…:confused:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YNsZLtzF18

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