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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 3 weeks 14 hours ago Australia

Please always clarify what is the privacy policy regarding these websites which ask you to upload photos
Specifically can your photos be used in the development of facial recognition technology software

I trust you do understand the implications of peoples photos being used in this way

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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 3 weeks 14 hours ago MidnightCowboy

This is just one extract from their Privacy Policy.

“None of this information is “personal data” – that is, data we could use to identify a specific person. Some of this information could, however, become personal data because we provide automatically collected anonymous data to third party advertisers to supplement the tracking information described below, and those third parties might be able to combine our anonymous data with other data they have to enable them to identify people.”

Basically this absolves them from everything and anything even when you understand that how privacy rules are implemented varies between countries.

In reality anything you post online is likely to be used by individuals or companies should they attach value to it for their own ends and the only way to prevent this is not to post it. It doesn’t matter how many rules are broken when the servers in question are based in the Ukraine or Vietnam. :)

MC - Site Manager.

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Best Free Folder Synchronization Utility 2 weeks 6 days ago Chigwells

Hi All, just wanted to say that following Gizmo's recommendation I've been using FreeFileSync very happily for years. Just decided to donate to them as thanks for wonderful Open Source freeware.

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FreeFileSync 2 weeks 6 days ago Chigwells

Hi All, just wanted to say that following Gizmo's recommendation I've been using FreeFileSync very happily for years. Just decided to donate to them as thanks for wonderful Open Source freeware.

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Best Free System Information Utility 2 weeks 6 days ago webguy

I have used Speccy for years. Today I noticed it hasn't been updated since 2018 AND the portable version is no longer available from the site. Piriform was purchased by Avast. I suspect that may have something to do with it. All the tool downloads are now on CCleaner.com. (Forums still on piriform.com.) I swear it does not give as much info as it used to? It still gives some good info but I think I will try HWInfo instead of Speccy. (Note the company's CCLeaner still seems good at least for now.)

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FreeFileSync 2 weeks 6 days ago jonrichco

I am not clear why the review says "Very few filter options". I can add whatever I want to the filter between Compare and Synchronise which works fine. What filter options do you want that you can't add?
I can back up my four drives to bitlocker protected external drives in four minutes.

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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 2 weeks 6 days ago Australia

The great thing about Techsupportalert is that when discussing computer software, reviewers always mention that software has been scanned and it doesn’t contain malware. In other words it probably functions as you expect without uploading data back to developers or coinstalls bad code

Unfortunately when it comes to online sites that upload your personal data (and photos are very personal data) there is no similar warning about how our photos potentially are being used. Online sites in my opinion pose an equal risk as installed software and malware

We have already learned that many sites are harvesting peoples facial photos and selling them to companies that are creating facial recognition software for government, policing and commercial uses.

It’s time we stop uploading our photos to anonymous websites. We have become so permissive to this practice
Even Facebook and Instagram are probably harvesting people’s photos for this reason

In 2019 you would be crazy to be giving strangers your most personal data. Yet everyone does it and we encourage people to do so

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A Complete Guide to Windows Device Drivers 2 weeks 5 days ago Rick Grunwald

Good resource - thanks

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A Complete Guide to Windows Device Drivers 2 weeks 4 days ago eikelein

Ms. rhiannon,
again one of your finds that make me elevate the pedestal I have you on anyway! ;-)
Thank you!

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A Complete Guide to Windows Device Drivers 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

I'm happy you like it. :)

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A Complete Guide to Windows Device Drivers 2 weeks 4 days ago rhiannon

You're more than welcome, I'm glad you like it.

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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 2 weeks 4 days ago ehorwitz1

And don't forget that, unless you've deleted it, photographs often include GPS data along with time and date stamps. For the average person that probably doesn't mean much, but for those with massive data harvesting and analysis capabilities (Google, etc.) it means being able to know your exact location at a specific time and date. And beyond that, to extrapolate your travels if enough information is available.

No, I'm not really that paranoid. But the data is there along with the capability to analyze it, should someone want to.

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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 2 weeks 4 days ago Australia

What information is stored in a smartphone photo’s metadata?

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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 2 weeks 4 days ago MidnightCowboy

Please see here for some general inforamtion. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/what-can-you-tell-from-photo-exi...

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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 2 weeks 3 days ago MidnightCowboy

Gizmo’s Freeware always tries to safeguard the interests of members and visitors including download advisory notices for some software but there is a limit to adopting a nanny type of presentation.

Pretty much everything you do in life has security and privacy risks especially using Windows and yet here we are as predominantly a Windows resource site. Also, for years we have published a series of security related articles including the one linked below yet the readership numbers for these are insignificant compared with Best Free Live Wallpapers which pretty much sums up user preferences.

https://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-stay-safe-while-online.htm

The same applies to Windows security software where 95% of all users never bother to read the vendor’s documentation and thus end up with an incorrectly configured system churning out results they can't understand and most likely ignore.

In all honesty therefore it is the responsibility of computer and web users to educate themselves about best safe practices because there’s a limit to how much sites like ours can help. MC - Site Manager.

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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 2 weeks 3 days ago Australia

Photo privacy - what no one actually tells you

https://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/what-can-you-tell-from-photo-exif-data/

Thanks. Proves my point that we are way to permissive with the sharing of our photos. Metadata can track the address the photo was taken !
Techsupportalert was based on providing people with software info that is screened to be safe

Can we not be recommending any more website uploading services that request photos or documents, without making clear the associated risks

So if you recommend a photo upload site, please recommend that personal photos be first stripped of their metadata
This is basic information in 2019

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A Free Image Hosting Service and A Great Resource of Funny GIFs for Everyone 2 weeks 3 days ago Australia

Yes. The majority of computer readers these are blasé about security risks. They don’t read security articles. Attention spans have reduced, and all that matters is that you have a good selfie

To inform people, you just need one sentence at the end of reviews:

For software, we need to state that the program has been screened for malware

For photo upload sites, we need to remind people that the Privacy policy may allow developers to onsell your photos, so strip your photo metadata first (and provide the link how to do this)

As I’ve said to Rhiannon, it’s better to find utilities to perform tasks, rather than uploading your data to anonymous websites. Instead we normalise this behaviour

Tech support should always keep people informed, otherwise it becomes part of the problem

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A Complete Guide to Windows Device Drivers 2 weeks 3 days ago jmjsquared

Rhiannon - My appreciative pedestal is taller and more elevatingerlyish than @eikelein's... AND has garlands and roses.

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A Complete Guide to Windows Device Drivers 2 weeks 3 days ago EldonW

Rhiannon, your finds are amazing.
This is definitely in the top 1%.
Thank you!

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A Complete Guide to Windows Device Drivers 2 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

Thank you, I don't think I've ever had a pedestal before, much less a decorative one. :)

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A Complete Guide to Windows Device Drivers 2 weeks 3 days ago rhiannon

Thank you. I'm glad you find them useful and interesting. :)

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31 Awesome Halloween Wallpapers 2 weeks 1 day ago nitishends

thanks nice collection of wallpapers....
there are latest Halloween wallpaper 2019 if anyone wants to download
https://merrychristmashappynewyear2020.blogspot.com/2019/10/halloween-hd-wallpaper-2019.html

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Best Free Color Picker 2 weeks 1 day ago towlerg

I'm a terrible judge of colours, I need something that will pick colours that "go" together.

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How to Customize the Windows Command Prompt 2 weeks 10 hours ago Rick Grunwald

Good article - thanks

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How To Get GPS Coordinates of a Location? 1 week 4 days ago sanjanakaur

thanks searing your post.......... http://www.sanjanakaur.com/

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How to Customize the Windows Command Prompt 1 week 3 days ago Nodrog

If you want your chosen layout to stick you need to uncheck the "Let the system position window" option, and if you want your customisation to apply to all console windows (Command and PowerShell, standard and elevated) you need to make the changes in the defaults rather than properties section.

A quick way to change and set the layout is to first drag/resize the window to suit then go into the properties>layout tab and note down the new values there then go into defaults>layout and set these same values.

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 3 days ago Rick Grunwald

I have been using this as a portable app for years with no trouble whatsoever. Almost all the tools have a "reset to default: button.

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 3 days ago rhiannon

Thanks Rick. :)

 

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How to Customize the Windows Command Prompt 1 week 3 days ago rhiannon

Thanks for extra information. :)

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HandBrake 1 week 2 days ago mvalburg

Started using Handbrake a while ago, now discovering that sometimes it doesn't rip/encode the whole disk (got to within 10 minutes of the end of a movie only to have it END!). Also, built a new computer and upgraded (finally) to Win10: Handbrake has install problems: it appears to install (appears on the installed programs list) but there's no icon, and the executable is nowhere to be found. If I instead download the .zip install folder, I can start it but it crashes immediately. Not a hopeful start, and with prematurely ended rips, not sure why I was installing it in the first place. Moving on.

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago Geekomatic

RE: the Win 7 games-- just be sure to keep the installer. M$ tends to remove it when it updates. FYI ;)

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Autoruns 1 week 1 day ago wreckage

I've been using Starter for many years and thought that seeing as AutoRuns is regarded as better that I'd give it a go.
The silly program does not even have an option of adding a new startup program. So much for my attempt at 'modernising'.
It's back to Starter for me. ;-)

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago Nodrog

I have found the Winaero site (and this one!) very useful and informative over the years. As well as regularly updating the Tweaker app Sergey, the site's owner also posts articles showing how to do the individual tweaks including providing ready-made registry files for those unwilling to do the edits themselves, and other interesting items on Windows updates and changes.

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How to Customize the Windows Command Prompt 1 week 1 day ago ChaosEffect

A few more tweaks for all to love...
https://www.technorms.com/67606/cool-useful-command-prompt-tricks?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=you-may-have-stopped-using-the-command-p

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago eugenedcohen

When I go to the Winaero site to download Winearo site to download the Tweaker, I see various other downloads such as a driver utility and a converter and others but not the Tweaker.

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago exbioman

Thanks Rhiannon! Just the program i was waiting for.The boot screen and logon on Windows 10 bug me to no end. The spinner and "Please wait" in particular. I've changed boot and login screens since Windows 98.

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago lbrucegray

Hi!

I have been trying to get the Winaero Tweaker download from the listed site,
but I get absolutely nothing.

Have you another link to download this from somewhere else?

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago Nodrog

It is here - https://winaero.com/request.php?1796 - right above the donate button, I've just tried it and it is working.

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

The download link is the blue link in the text next to the Winaero screenshot (see below), though if you're not seeing it you can download it here:
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/winaero_tweaker.html

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

Thanks for that, I've never had that happen to me so I didn't know it was an issue.

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

It's a great site, I've been using it for a long time. I've used some of his reg files too. :)

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

You're welcome. :)
Boot and logon screens are not my cup of tea either, I've disabled them in every version of Windows they appear on. I'm the only one who accesses my computers, no need for separate logons.

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

If that doesn't work, several sites like Softpedia and Major Geeks have it.

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/winaero_tweaker.html

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 1 day ago rhiannon

Thank you. :)

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 20 hours ago Geekomatic

Yeah, I do this for a lot of older folks who miss their games (shame on M$ for removing the games the oldies like). However, I get called back after upgrades, as the games are removed!

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 1 week 9 hours ago Rick Grunwald

I am testing this one and passing it to a recipe group that will beat it to death :)
Vivaldi users can get this from the Chrome web store!!
Thanks Rhiannon for another winner

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Get This All-In-One Windows Tweaking Tool for Free 1 week 5 hours ago rhiannon

That's interesting to know and not surprising, given Microsoft's activities since Windows 10 was released.
I'm with you, leave my programs alone. And do not replace the latest NVidia graphics driver with a generic Microsoft one.

 

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 6 days 13 hours ago EldonW

I get this:
Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 6 days 13 hours ago MidnightCowboy Which browser? MC - Site Manager view
Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 6 days 13 hours ago EldonW

Firefox 60.6.1esr (32-bit)

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 6 days 13 hours ago MidnightCowboy

Please see here: https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/installation-aborted-because-the-add-on-...

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 6 days 12 hours ago rhiannon

Have you tried right clicking on the +Add to Firefox button, choosing Save Link As, download the xpi, open Add-Ons from the settings menu (three horizontal lines top right), click the Gear icon, and from the dropdown choosing Install Add-on From File?

If that doesn't work, you might try an earlier version of the add-on, available from the add-on page.

I'm asking because I installed it on two Firefox browsers (not synced and at the moment not the same version) on my desktop and laptop. It also installed in Waterfox on desktop and laptop with no issues.  Using version 70, 64 bit.

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 6 days 12 hours ago EldonW

I have installed 68.2.0esr (32-bit) and it installed.
Thanks.

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 6 days 12 hours ago MidnightCowboy Great. :) MC view
Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 6 days 12 hours ago rhiannon

Excellent. :)

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 5 days 16 hours ago EldonW

Thanks rhiannon, I tried that before updating to the latest esr version of Firefox.
It's my own fault...

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Go Straight to a Recipe With This Add-on for Firefox and Chrome 5 days 9 hours ago rhiannon

I completely understand. :)

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Hi there, I'd like to recommend our shop musicfox for royalty free music. You can find it at https://www.musicfox.com/en/

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Freebee offer from Winx
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Best Free Live Wallpapers for Android - Updated 2019 14 hours 28 min ago umit.w

You may like to check this 3d live wallpaper collection app too:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.artosstudio.live_wallpaper_studio
There you will find lots of live wallpapers for free

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Get This Inventive Android Browser With Full Chrome Extensions Support 9 hours 51 min ago George.J

Kiwi is the default web browser on my Android phone. 

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