Google Has My Dead Grandpa’s Data And He Never Used The Internet

The data wasn’t manually entered manually by me or anyone using my account, but yet the data is associated with my account? How did that happen?

My first step was to hit that little “Manage…” button Google has deprioritized at the bottom of their credential window to see where it took me. What I found out is that Google, as expected, has been keeping track of me very well. Upon arrival to the controls page, I found a list of “Saved Passwords” (duh) as well as a list of “Never Saved” passwords.

Hmm. Never Saved? At no point did I tell Google to create and store a list of websites I had logged into that they didn’t get access to but would like access to at some point in the future. Maybe in the Terms of Service/Privacy Policy I agreed to this, but who knows? Not the majority of us, and it’s just creepy.

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The Bulls*** Web

Here’s what Nick found on just one slow-loading CNN article:

• Eleven web fonts, totalling 414 KB

• Four stylesheets, totalling 315 KB

• Twenty frames

• Twenty-nine XML HTTP requests, totalling about 500 KB

• Approximately one hundred scripts, totalling several megabytes — though it’s hard to pin down the number and actual size because some of the scripts are “beacons” that load after the page is technically finished downloading.

When ticks me off is going to a ‘news’ site and finding I’m running scripts for Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and others I’ve never heard of. Why? I’ve never even been on Twitter or Reddit (and have no wish to be). As does the author, I now use script and ad blockers. This breaks some websites. So be it, I won’t go to them anymore. I just want to read the articles, not have an “interactive” experience.

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How to Quickly Delete Lots of Old Facebook Posts

It’s easy enough to delete one Facebook post at a time, but there’s no built in way to delete posts in batch. For that, you’ll need to turn to a browser extension.

I’m on Facebook and I’m deleting my stuff before I go. This makes it easier to batch delete.

Two alternatives I’m trying are Gab.ai and MeWe.com. Give them a try if you are on Facebook and are dissatisfied with the constant censorship and 30-day suspensions that I’ve been putting up with for the last year.

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