Can't use google unless I press another 'I agree' button.

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Found 19th Oct 2015
Hi peeps.
Anybody else getting this sort of nonsense.
Every time I try to use google it puts a 'I agree' box on the screen; can't get rid of the box unless I click 'I agree'.
As I don't have a clue what I'm supposed to be agreeing to it would be somewhat silly to click it.

I'm fed up with googles' constant pestering for all sorts of information - they'll be wanting a diary of my bowel movements next - and I'm thinking of switching to Bing (or another search engine), but I can't google bing because google won't let me do anything.

Anyone know how to get bing without using google?

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Every time I try to use google it puts a 'I agree' box on the screen; … Every time I try to use google it puts a 'I agree' box on the screen; can't get rid of the box unless I click 'I agree'.As I don't have a clue what I'm supposed to be agreeing to it would be somewhat silly to click it.



So are you clicking Agree? It's not going to go away until you agree, of course.

Doesn't do that for me.

It just says agree? It's not that think where you have to agree to their use of cookies is it? Is it a new installation of the browser?

Can we see a screenshot?
Edited by: "deeky" 19th Oct 2015

Original Poster

Firefly1

So are you clicking Agree? It's not going to go away until you agree, of … So are you clicking Agree? It's not going to go away until you agree, of course.


No, I've clicked enough of googles' I agree boxes and I'm fed up with it.

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Predikuesi

Doesn't do that for me.


They'll get around to you, Predikuesi, I'm sure I'm not the only one.

tryn2help

No, I've clicked enough of googles' I agree boxes and I'm fed up with it.



So you have clicked I agree once in the last few days? They updated their privay policy and you have to click agree.
But they let you read all the changes, so you know what you are agreeing too. If you really care.

tryn2help

I'm not sure about screenshots, Deeky. Tried to 'get page info' - does … I'm not sure about screenshots, Deeky. Tried to 'get page info' - does this help?[img]/images/branding/googleg/1x/googleg_standard_color_128dp.png[/img]



Erm, not really X)

If it's what firefly says, just click it and be damned X)

Original Poster

Before you continue…

To be consistent with data protection laws, we’re asking you to take a moment to review key points of Google’s Privacy Policy. This isn’t about a change that we’ve made – it’s just a chance to review some key points.

We’ll need you to do this in order to continue using Google services.

tryn2help

Before you continue…To be consistent with data protection laws, we’re ask … Before you continue…To be consistent with data protection laws, we’re asking you to take a moment to review key points of Google’s Privacy Policy. This isn’t about a change that we’ve made – it’s just a chance to review some key points.We’ll need you to do this in order to continue using Google services.



Yes, I had that too.
Ad they let you review the key points Before you agree.

tryn2help

Before you continue…To be consistent with data protection laws, we’re ask … Before you continue…To be consistent with data protection laws, we’re asking you to take a moment to review key points of Google’s Privacy Policy. This isn’t about a change that we’ve made – it’s just a chance to review some key points.We’ll need you to do this in order to continue using Google services.



Just click it, like firefly says X)

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deeky

Erm, not really X)


Doesn't that show the box?
It does when I highlight it and click it.

deeky

Just click it, like firefly says X)



We agree? oO Usually I disagree with your posts haha, maybe I'm wrong on this topic and need to change my view!
Edited by: "Firefly1" 19th Oct 2015

Firefly1

We agree? oO:D Usually I disagree with your posts haha, maybe I'm wrong … We agree? oO:D Usually I disagree with your posts haha, maybe I'm wrong on this topic and need to change my view!



Well if I'm always wrong perhaps you should just check it out X)


tryn2help

Doesn't that show the box? It does when I highlight it and click it.



No X)

Original Poster

deeky

Just click it, like firefly says X)


I feel like I'm being spied on - and I'm probably the most boring person on the net, no porn, no politics, no streaming, torrenting, or anything 'dodgy' at all - misk is about the most outrageous thing I get up to - who'd want to spy on someone as boring as me?
Makes me feel uncomfortable, hope it's not going to lead to yet another avalanche of sales emails (virginmedia recently changed to a 'better' system and effectively lets more scam through than ever).

Original Poster

deeky

No X)


What does it show then?

tryn2help

I feel like I'm being spied on - and I'm probably the most boring person … I feel like I'm being spied on - and I'm probably the most boring person on the net, no porn, no politics, no streaming, torrenting, or anything 'dodgy' at all - misk is about the most outrageous thing I get up to - who'd want to spy on someone as boring as me? Makes me feel uncomfortable, hope it's not going to lead to yet another avalanche of sales emails (virginmedia recently changed to a 'better' system and effectively lets more scam through than ever).



I hate the way Google tries to take over everything myself, but if you have to agree in order to continue using Google than you don't really have much choice, other than going to Bing or something, like you suggested. You'll soon be back though, looking for that 'I agree' box X)

tryn2help

What does it show then?



Nothing - just the following text:

[***]/images/branding/googleg/1x/googleg_standard_color_128dp.png[/img]

I've changed the bit in the first brackets so you can see what I see and not what you see.

Original Poster

deeky

I hate the way Google tries to take over everything myself, but if you … I hate the way Google tries to take over everything myself, but if you have to agree in order to continue using Google than you don't really have much choice, other than going to Bing or something, like you suggested. You'll soon be back though, looking for that 'I agree' box X)


Yes, I suppose you're right, google does seem to have it more or less tied up.

My daughters suggested Bing - they say it's not as good as google, but it does the job (not sure if it's any less invasive).

My son and almost all his friends use 'duckduckduck' - but I think that's because they visit sites they're not supposed to.

Original Poster

deeky

Nothing - just the following … Nothing - just the following text:[***]/images/branding/googleg/1x/googleg_standard_color_128dp.png[/img]I've changed the bit in the first brackets so you can see what I see and not what you see.


I still see the box when I click that. oO

Banned

Are we on about Google chrome here or something?

''but I can't google bing because google won't let me do anything.'' - just type bing.com in the adress bar?

tryn2help

I still see the box when I click that. oO



Erm, dunno then X) It's not clickable for me.

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MrScotchBonnet

Are we on about Google chrome here or something?''but I can't google bing … Are we on about Google chrome here or something?''but I can't google bing because google won't let me do anything.'' - just type bing.com in the adress bar?


No, not chrome, it's Google as a search engine - as in 'just google it'.

Original Poster

deeky

Erm, dunno then X) It's not clickable for me.


What if you copy it and paste it in the search bar - still nothing?

tryn2help

What if you copy it and paste it in the search bar - still nothing?



Nope, just get this - but hey, you made Google X)

http://s16.postimg.org/4flft66hh/screenshot_101.png

tryn2help

I feel like I'm being spied on - and I'm probably the most boring person … I feel like I'm being spied on - and I'm probably the most boring person on the net, no porn, no politics, no streaming, torrenting, or anything 'dodgy' at all - misk is about the most outrageous thing I get up to - who'd want to spy on someone as boring as me? Makes me feel uncomfortable, hope it's not going to lead to yet another avalanche of sales emails (virginmedia recently changed to a 'better' system and effectively lets more scam through than ever).


http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz140/sferguson420/concur_zpsj05zvucx.jpg

Original Poster

deeky

Nope, just get this - but hey, you made Google X)


Cool does this mean I'm famous now? X)

https://www.bing.com/

was it really that hard?

/thread oO

Original Poster

Maybe I can use a usb to download Bing from another pc and just put it on that way - Ha, in your face google. X)

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chocci

https://www.bing.com/was it really that hard?/thread oO


Oh thanks, Chocci - that's a much better idea than the usb thing. X)

Google's censorship has made me switch these days. I'm using Yahoo more and more because it doesn't censor results nearly as much as Google does. And i quite agree about these "I Agree" boxes, they fill it with that much legal crap that most people wont read - they could easily summarize it into a single paragraph giving a brief description of whats changed.

You might have to agree to disagree on this one t2h X)

On that note, im sure i saw something somewhere that theres not enough time in your entire life to read every single "terms and conditions" document relating to the things we use daily. X)

tryn2help

Yes, I suppose you're right, google does seem to have it more or less … Yes, I suppose you're right, google does seem to have it more or less tied up.My daughters suggested Bing - they say it's not as good as google, but it does the job (not sure if it's any less invasive).My son and almost all his friends use 'duckduckduck' - but I think that's because they visit sites they're not supposed to.



Partly but DuckDuckGo doesn't track any of your activity and looks of it has no ads

duckduckgo.com
Edited by: "kiish" 19th Oct 2015

Banned

chocci

https://www.bing.com/was it really that hard?/thread oO



Lol, is this a wind up? was that actually what they were trying to achieve all along oO

Banned

tryn2help

No, not chrome, it's Google as a search engine - as in 'just google it'.



Yeah, just type in bing in the adress bar oO

MrScotchBonnet

Lol, is this a wind up? was that actually what they were trying to … Lol, is this a wind up? was that actually what they were trying to achieve all along oO



No, the OP wanted to continue using Google but was reluctant to agree with whatever they wanted him to agree with.

Banned

deeky

No, the OP wanted to continue using Google but was reluctant to agree … No, the OP wanted to continue using Google but was reluctant to agree with whatever they wanted him to agree with.



But they wanted to get to bing, don't understand why they felt the need to google it?

Original Poster

maccy1

You might have to agree to disagree on this one t2h :{X)


It's the same with Virginmedia email system, Maccy.
After messing us about for months with a 'google robot page' they recently brought in whole new improved system with a special feature to block spam - but it now lets far more spam through than it ever did before - and when you mark it as spam it does NOTHING! - absolutely nothing!
And, phoning Sabrinka or Khalid etc in India doesn't make the slightest difference - instead of understanding and fixing the problem they're more concerned with sending emails for us to say how good they are - and we have to do it, otherwise the whole indo-economic structure could collapse - at least that's my understanding of the urgency conveyed during the call.
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