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Linux and automotive computing security

Linux and automotive computing security

Posted Oct 17, 2012 9:28 UTC (Wed) by njwhite (guest, #51848)
In reply to: Linux and automotive computing security by Baylink
Parent article: Linux and automotive computing security

> Alas, it appears that DejaGoogle now *requires* a login even to read news articles

In a characteristically sneaky way, that's only half true. It requires a login if you have a google cookie so they reckon you *have* a google login. Otherwise they let you through with no problem. (I haven't tested this extensively, it's just what seems to be happening in my experience. It's possible it's also location based, as I generally use tor so would expect to see inconsistent behaviour if they were doing that.)


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Linux and automotive computing security

Posted Oct 17, 2012 17:01 UTC (Wed) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

That. Is.

Evil.

Linux and automotive computing security

Posted Oct 18, 2012 18:26 UTC (Thu) by TRauMa (guest, #16483) [Link]

It is the same for public google docs documents. While I understand the rationale (logging in usually gives you more actions on the resources you see, in this case the option to copy the document to your account), making this explicit and providing a "proceed without login" button wouldn't have hurt - not doing this shows that the real motivation seems to be to get people to log in as often and long as possible to get better data tracking (on the other hand, if you have a google cookie, the tracked data will be high quality anyway).


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