"Google Alarm" browser plugin alerts you when any of your personal data sent to Google

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14 Responses to “"Google Alarm" browser plugin alerts you when any of your personal data sent to Google”

  1. pa says:

    I tried it out and had to uninstall it immediately. Very bad design. It puts some sort of invisible overlay on the right upper corner of your browser window so it can show you the information, but now you can’t click on anything that’s under this overlay. Many websites put their login-links in the upper right corner which are now unclickable. This add-on is unusable at best and not very informative.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Anon • #10 • 11:38 AM Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 • Reply
    pa =-how did you uninstall it? I can’t even locate the thing on my computer to adjust and/or eradicate it. Please advise.
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    Hey Anon#10
    Just go the the “Google Chrome” toolcase upright on the page.Then to “Extensions”
    you will find all the installed plug-ins.
    Just delete the “Google Alarm” Plug In

    Done !

    Greetings!

  3. Anonymous says:

    You could also install the analytics blocker plugin that google provides:

    http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

    Doesn’t block all the other ones but, hey, it’s something.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You should see all the web bugs that come up for Boing Boing!

    Like 7 of them!

  5. Grey Devil says:

    And? if all it does is alert me when my personal info is sent but not prevent it then what good is it?

    It’s like an alarm that tells me when my car is in a crash in progress but doesn’t alert me beforehand to prevent it.

  6. CC says:

    Meanwhile Ghostery does the same job for many more trackers without a hideous sound and allows you to block the data.

    http://www.ghostery.com/

    • teapot says:

      I was squeezing my morning brain trying to remember what the blocker I have at home is called, but CC’s brain is obviously in a better working order. I can second the recommend on Ghostery.

  7. Anonymous says:

    pa =-how did you uninstall it? I can’t even locate the thing on my computer to adjust and/or eradicate it. Please advise.

    • Sis B says:

      Anon #10–It took me a while to find it, but in Firefox: Tools -> Options -> General -> Manage Add-ons

      You will see it in the add-on menu and will be able to uninstall from there.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’ve invented a tomato that automatically ejects itself from the car when an accident is immanent!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just wondering if this add-on is completely legit, why it’s not downloadable from the Firefox site.

  10. Anonymous says:

    No mention of NoScript? Yeesh.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Boy, you try to share a helpful plug-in and people complain. I appreciate this information and may give it a try. Thanks.

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