Google Chrome fails big time

Posted in Background, Web by whuup on June 4, 2009

googlechromeerrorWell, here we go again. After the great shock that Google Chrome just launced for pc users, now there is a great warning released to the public via Chromium Blog. The early developer channel versions of Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux can be downloaded now, but when you do, your Mac cannot do simple things anymore.

‘You won’t yet be able to view YouTube videos, change your privacy settings, set your default search provider, or even print’

Well, that’s a suprise. Google says the’re doing their best to get a stable release online soon. But what if you already installed it? Exactly.

Google demands https, but it doesn’t work

Posted in Background, Problems by whuup on May 30, 2009

The HTTPS protocol is something to make the web more safe and secure, but it is in terms of Google something you cannot work around.. So what are they doing? They set the HTTPS standard as default ‘on’ in Gmail, but it does not yet work with products that connect with Gmail. Could be a problem when you (or thousands of companies all over the world) use Gmail every day..

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Google Knows What You’re Thinking

Posted in Background, Blogs, Technics by whuup on April 27, 2009

“Search engines use GET because you can bookmark the search, link the search, and pass data inside the link. However, your search terms end up on the same line as your IP address in standard web logs all over the world with the GET method. This is “referrer” information, which is available to the distant webmaster every time you click on a link from a search results page. The webmaster knows that someone at your IP address accessed his page, and also knows what you were thinking from your search terms”.

And it is from 2002, think about what Google improved at this point… Mr Brandt is quite a long time doing good things, isn’t he?