Google is going to public shame you !

Reblogger Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Trust No One

 

This has to be one of the best posts I have read in a very long time!

With all the raping of our privacy by FaceBook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bing, LinkIn, Twitter all search platforms on (smart phones) computers, cars and so much more.

It's a wonder that we humans just bow down to tech companies and the government like we do ... just ready for the slaughter.

I have to congratulate Marti on this post about Google and Barbara Todaro for tipping me off. I am getting all these warning signs from Google searches and or car rentals, bank websites and more networks on purchasing anything online. I have not and will not (agree) to Googles new privacy agreement alone with other companies.

I have read the fine lines and information and I will not surrender my soul to these companies.

All these people saying "Who Cares" 

They are watching like BIG BROTHER via smart phones, computers, eye in the sky, even all the new cars have small cameras in the rear-view mirror that the car companies don't even tell you with a microphone for accidents and insurance companies.

My hat goes off to you Marti and thanks for yet another reason I am slowly falling off the grid.

ActiveRain is by far the best place for any of us to post blogs and or interact with members ... 

I have been staying away from all the others and ...

 

"TRUST NO ONE"

 

When it comes to tech companies, they are all lying to us ;o(

 

PS: Well deserved Gold Star my friend

 

 

Original content by marti garaughty

 

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 A quick note to say "thanks" to everyone for the warm welcome back messages in my previous post. I never really left ActiveRain but I haven't posted in a really long time so here I am again and it's really nice to see so many familiar faces and new ones as well.

 

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 Before I get to the fun stuff, I wanted to explain why Google is forcing all websites to start using the HTTPS protocol. I'll try to explain this in plain English without getting "too techie" on you.

 For the past few weeks I've been updating all of my client's websites over to HTTPS even if their site doesn't take credit card payments or collect personal data. Why?

 In case you missed it, for the past few days a lot of news has been coming out about how Google's Chrome browser is essentially going to public shame you if your site is still using the HTTP prefix in it's URLs instead of HTTPS. 

 

 For more details check out...

Chrome now marks all unencrypted websites as ‘not secure’

Google Chrome WARNING: These websites are 'NOT SECURE'

 

 What this means is that if your site is still using HTTP in the URL instead of HTTPS, the Chrome browser is going to give your site visitors a warning message that looks like this...

 

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 So as you can see, this is also a marketing problem. When people see a red warning telling them your website in NOT SECURE, they'll probably leave your site ASAP!

 Also, having an HTTPS website is now an important factor in SEO so this is going to affect your search engine position and rankings!

 

 

 HTTPS in plain English

 I'm going to skip the technical details about HTTPS and SSL Certificates since that is way beyond the scope of a marketing blog and really not something you should be doing yourself unless your techs skills are seriously decent.

 

 The quick, not-techie version is...

 

- When you visit HTTPS secured websites, your web browser checks the site’s security certificate(SSL) to verify that it's legitimate. When you send information over an HTTPS connection, no one can eavesdrop on the info in transit.

 

- SSL Certificates are small data files that use cryptography to digitally tie together a domain name or a server name with an organization's ID (i.e. your company name) and location.

 

- The SSL Certificate is installed on a web server and activates a digital "padlock" and the HTTPS protocol allows secure connections between a web server and a browser. 

 

 

Next Steps

 If you're a techie, really know your way around the back end of your website and have full access to your CPanel, you probably know what to do and don't need my help or advice.

 

 If you're not a techie and haven't had your site updated to HTTPS you should...

 

- ask your webhosting company if they're going to provide you with and install an SSL certificate on your site. Some web hosting companies now include this in their hosting plans.

 

- if not, ask whoever maintains your site if thay can install an SSL Certificate for you and to enable HTTPS on your site

 

- once that is done, ask them to do a redirect so all of your site's posts and pages will automatically redirect your HTTP URLs to the new HTTPS URLs

 

- if you're using Google Analytics on your website, you will also have to update your analyitcs account with the new HTTPS prefix

 

- and if you're really a prefectionist, when you have time you should update your site's URL with the HTTPS prefix in all of your online profiles

 

 

Confused

 If I've managed to scare, confuse or complicate your life, just leave your questions in the comments below and I'll try to clear up any confusion I may have caused. ;-)  Later...

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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz  Thx for this, much appreciated and have a great weekend !

Aug 04, 2018 09:58 AM #2
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz the more eyes having the opportunity to land on this reblog, the better..... you made a good decision, as always, by reblogging this post....

Aug 04, 2018 11:53 AM #3
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What is up with this Spam comment Ben More?

This is not how we play around the ActiveRain network and I have seen this same comment on other members post ;o(

Aug 04, 2018 01:19 PM #5
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Morning VB.

A few comments ago I read that in a post by Barbara Todaro.  Interesting for sure

Aug 05, 2018 03:26 AM #6
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I have heard about this, but have always ignored it, I better look into it though.

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Hello Marti and thanks again for stopping by and have a successful week ahead.

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Hello Barbara, thanks again for tipping me off on Marti's post. I am very skeptical when it comes to tech companies and don't trust any of them, including Google ...

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Hello James, thanks for stopping by for a comment and I did pick this post up by Marti on a reblog by Barbara ...

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Hello Brian,

Thanks for stopping by and we should all be more aware of tech companies and try and keep track of what their doing.

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Request was made for the update on the https ... was told today it was updated but it appears to not be the case. 

Would you be so kind to look and see if it has changed Thanks so much 

www.BuyingTexoma.com is my office site and www.GreaterTexoma.com is my personal site. 

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