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Just like with Google Public DNS data will be used to fine-tune profiles.


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When I first heard of it, I immediately dismissed it.  Google has a "private" subscription version of Gmail, too.

No idea how many services Google offers, thousands, I'd imagine.  They don't seem to advertize very thoroughly, rather they bombard you browsing.  I began blocking all things Google long ago.  On the occasions when I set up a new computer or whatever and am forced to use Google Search without an ad blocker I remember how awful it is (getting worse) and wonder why users put up with an ad server that provides a few search results thrown in for fun.  The Android version defines infinite scrolling.

Sorry for the diversion but I can't imagine their VPN being any more than an annoying client that sends you ads, forwards stupid notifications and collects data.  Avoiding Google is one of the top reasons I use VPN's.
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Would you tell me how to use the ad blocking extensions in Chrome? If I have to be in Chrome to do this I dont think it will be possible because I get totally bombarded with ads when in Chrome.

Any help will be appreciated. It seems like I did use ad blocking extensions once a few years ago but I cant remember how I did it.

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On 12/16/2020 at 5:12 PM, RaineyPass said:

Sorry for the diversion but I can't imagine their VPN being any more than an annoying client that sends you ads, forwards stupid notifications and collects data.

And on top of all giggles they expect you to pay for it.
On 12/16/2020 at 5:12 PM, RaineyPass said:

Avoiding Google is one of the top reasons I use VPN's.

Avoiding Google is like avoiding the pandemic :)
I don't know who told you Get a VPN and you will be safe from Google. You can't.

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On 2/28/2021 at 11:59 AM, Flx said:

Avoiding Google is like avoiding the pandemic :)


Yeah it's pretty much impossible these days. Even if you do somehow avoid all Google services, lots of other sites and apps are using Google Analytics (including server-side analytics, which you can't block client-side), and lots of companies use Google Cloud Platform for hosting.

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On 2/28/2021 at 7:36 AM, Rajep said:

Would you tell me how to use the ad blocking extensions in Chrome? If I have to be in Chrome to do this I dont think it will be possible because I get totally bombarded with ads when in Chrome.

Any help will be appreciated. It seems like I did use ad blocking extensions once a few years ago but I cant remember how I did it.

Go to the Chrome Store or whatever it's called and install AdGuard or whatever you want.  A better solution is use the AdGuard system level version.  It's cheap, is browser independent, doesn't slow browsing like extensions do and can be used to keep any program installed from going out, although your firewall can do the same.

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On 2/28/2021 at 1:59 PM, Flx said:
And on top of all giggles they expect you to pay for it. Avoiding Google is like avoiding the pandemic :)
I don't know who told you Get a VPN and you will be safe from Google. You can't.
It's actually easier to avoid the pandemic than Google.  Amazon seems to be running neck and neck with them.  No one told me a VPN will avoid Google, whether the online world knows who I am or not doesn't have any affect on whether services exist or whether I run into Google, but I don't have to volunteer whatever information they want by, e.g., keeping my phone or browsers in their OOB configurations. Our schools use Google services for distance learning, no way out of that.  I use VPN's mainly to reduce tracking, annoyances and regain some privacy; one tool of many.  Fortunately, VPN's are not a safety shield for us. :)

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They are hosted in German. There is better options like Nextdns


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Privacy is a right that we willingly surrender for the sake of convenience.


Ain't that a sweet irony: Conveniently pay DeCloudUs for adblocking DNS servers you don't control so you don't have to set up something you fully control yourself, like Pi-Hole… :)

Convenience is inversely proportional to your own control over things.
What you don't control will hurt your goal.

» I am not an AirVPN team member. All opinions are my own and are not official. Refer to Staff postings for the official word.

» These are the community forums, not the support portal. You're writing with other users here.

» New here? LZ1's New User Guide to AirVPN. Use the search function, Luke!

» Tor exits behind a VPN connection are discouraged. Using Tor on the other hand is not.

 

» Privacy is like alcohol: Drink a little and it can help you stay unnoticed. Drink a lot and everyone will notice you.

» I cannot give you the solution to all your issues. But I can guide you to it. The rest is up to you.

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