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    What is this?

    Hi I have heard a lot about W10 being a spy. That really doesn't bother me. I feel like if I'm on the internet, someone knows about it and what I'm doing there, and not much I can do about that! What is this little spy? LOL G+
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    Hi I guess no one knows what the G+ is?? Or if they do, they aren't commenting!

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    Those are social network sharing icons. G+ is Google plus, a social network from Google.
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    Capture48.JPGHow come it shows my name? Can everyone see my name if they click on the G+
    Thanks for your reply!
    Last edited by holdum333; 2016-01-18 at 18:03.

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    If you used G+, it will post recommendations using your Google profile info. That's what happens when you use social networks sharing - they are used to share everything you chose to share, under your identity in the used network.

    Google+ users will be able to see your name, but usually that will be mostly visible by the people on your own Google+ network or those that visit your G+ profile.
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    Thank you Rui! Is there a way that I can stop social networks sharing? I'm out of my league on these things.
    I want to share windowssecrets forum with everyone, but on my own terms and people I choose.
    Does that make sense.
    Thank you for your reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by holdum333 View Post
    Thank you Rui! Is there a way that I can stop social networks sharing? I'm out of my league on these things.
    I want to share windowssecrets forum with everyone, but on my own terms and people I choose.
    Does that make sense.
    Thank you for your reply!
    Just don't share anything. You need to click the buttons to share. Of course, if you keep yourself logged off from the social networks you use, it will be even harder to share something, even inadvertently.
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    OK! Thanks Rui! Always trying to learn new things. I think I forget more then I learn however. LOL
    I won't worry about it and I won't click the buttons.
    You are appreciated!

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    I use a FF addon called Ghostery, which, as it happens, blocks the Google+ button (you can override it if you want). It's basically a tracker controller.

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