jazluvr wrote:So, again, where does Iron get it's revenue?
From the ads on the iron-webpages. There are no ads IN the browser.
Thanks for the quick reply, "agent Smith"...i like that avatar...lol. Very fitting for this unique browser-forum. I use scroogle exclusively instead of google now, i even have a link to the search engine in my toolbar, which is very convenient. I won't use anything "google related"...i even deleted google earth, as fun as it was and I've never used gmail and won't.
So i typed in "Iron web browser" to get to the main page, where you say the ads are, but i haven't seen any ads at all. Again, i may have mapx's " --enable-cookie-prompt" to thank for that.
Is it because i have my adblocker updated via fanboys list? And if i scroll to the bottom, i see this--> Google Adsense [Bot], jazluvr, Voyager [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] as being active here...lol. Somebody mentioned google adsense following them around, I don't know what's up with this stuff, i am assuming it's just a harmless, but necessary part of the code Iron needs to be a browser built on the chromium base code, cuz i see no reference that it is following me when i go to other sites. i occasionally check to see if i have any cookies, and it's always empty.
I realize they are the html 5 (or whatever) type of cookies and their are other types, that use flash and are much more persistent or aggressive. I also use a hosts file, which helps to some degree. i realize that there probably is no "completely untraceable browser" due to necessary plug-ins or whatever to actually use the web pretty freely.
It pretty much boils down to how stringent you are about your own privacy and what we are willing to give up for web viewing and participation in it for a fulfilling web experience. And that it's up to us as individuals to learn and discern which ones we wish to implement.
But that google adbot is kinda...making me wonder exactly what the heck it is, and why are Iron users not able to see the pop-ups but the guy using opera can see it's pop-ups and can see it following him. What is it? Now i see this--->Google Adsense [Bot], jazluvr and 7 guests