How Most Computer Users Continually Underinvest in Selecting Good Web Browsers

Executive Summary The web browser is one of the most essential software decisions. Why do people end up using the wrong web browsers? Introduction The usage of web browsers has been interesting to watch. The first web browser to gain wide acceptance was Netscape, and Netscape was eventually usurped in adoption by Internet Explorer using…

Using Marathon and Chrome Browsers With Disabled Plugins for the WordPress Editor

Executive Summary Something strange happened when using the WordPress Editor with Brave and testing different browsers. Introduction After having no problems for around a year using the Brave Browser, and having migrated from Chrome due to memory management problems, which we covered in the article The Enormous Difference in Memory Consumption Between Google Chrome, Microsoft…

The Enormous Difference in Memory Consumption Between Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Chromium

Executive Summary It is little discussed how much computing resources commercial browsers take versus open source. In this article, I have comparisons between Microsoft Edge, Brave Browser, Opera, and Chromium. Introduction A few months before writing this article, I decided to stop using Google Chrome. The reason was that Chrome was consuming too many resources…

Why is There no Manual Adjustment or Non Commercial Adjustment in Google Search?

Executive Summary Google does not allow users to adjust the results from Google search to de-emphasize results by parameter. This article explains how this would work and why Google doesn’t. Introduction The Google algorithm does not have parameters that allow users to emphasize or deemphasize different types of sites. This is something that would be…

Are There Any Search Engines That De-Emphasize Poor Accuracy Commercial Results?

Executive Summary Google and other search engines have allowed search results to be dominated by commercial entities. The question we answer is whether any search engine deemphasizes these results. Introduction This event is so ridiculous that it is difficult to believe what Google threatened. Our References for This Article If you want to see our…

How Google Threatened To Retaliate Against Australia and How Australia Could Switch From Google Search

Executive Summary Australia was the first country to stand up to Google about strip mining revenue from their media. Google reacted by threatening to block Australia from using the Google search engine. Introduction This event is so ridiculous that it is difficult to believe what Google threatened. Our References for This Article If you want…

An Introduction to Search Engines, Browsers and the Internet

Executive Summary Using the Internet is critical to obtaining information. This article will cover the basics of Internet use. Introduction In this article, the basic components that are required to use the Internet are covered. We will cover. Browsers and web sites and how they fit within the broader context of the Internet and how…

The Real Story of Google’s Intense Surveillance of Users

Executive Summary Google is a surveillance machine. Amnesty International has published an excellent report on Google and Facebook’s surveillance. Introduction Google is an information behemoth. One that surveils its users. How Google treats the data of users is hidden under a cloak of secrecy. Our References for This Article If you want to see our…

What Can We Learn About Google From Google’s Surveillance of Their Employees?

Executive Summary Google has surveilled their employees to catch them exercising their legally protected right to unionize. We cover this surveillance, retaliation, and what this means for Google’s surveillance of user data. Introduction Google is an information behemoth. One that surveils its users. How Google treats the data of users is hidden under a cloak…