adobe flash invading your rights and privacy

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  1. calemus

    calemus New Member

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    just spreading the word
    FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.exe
    is being installed from
    http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/completion/?installer=Flash_Player_11_for_Other_Browsers

    it will NOT alow you to stop it from recording what you are doing, your microphone, and your video camera, storing data it records, or shutting down from task manager.
    even if your in administrator mode.

    adobe flash is now more invasive than you want. doing what you do not want with your data. and invading your privacy. get used to it or do something about it.
     
  2. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Exactly what is your source for this claim?
     
  3. calemus

    calemus New Member

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    suppose maybe i should have taken screen videos of my work.
    honestly i don't feel like reinstalling & undoing all of my work to learn how to screen video.
    not worth it.
    go to hard drive/windows/systemwow64/ mentioned file name

    double click to open. try to change settings. if it does work, close, reopen, and settings are all back to invasion of privacy on full tilt.
    i could post a screen shot later, but im a wee bit busy atm
     
  4. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    ... yah im i have flash set to block all Camera/Mic usage and sites from storing data and have so for years and it does exactly that, including the version you talking about cause that is what i am using
     

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    3dPlayer Banned

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    Just pull the plug when you are not using those peripherals.
     
  6. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    No worries. It's just the NSA looking out for your best interests. :rolleyes:
     
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    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    11.8.800.129 here.

    I am not seeing the behavior you describe.
     
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    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Running 11_8_800_94 here and I can disable those settings just as easily as I could with any other version of flash

    PEBKAC
     
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    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Same here, don't normally use the Flash software as i use Chrome, but i just tried it on IE10 and it lets me disable all that stuff so either user error or a they are using Firefox, which wouldn't surprise me as that browser has been gash for years now.

    It does make me laugh that people are worried that Adobe might be capturing their face during inappropriate moments though lol.
     
  10. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    You are aware you can turn off the webcam and mic in windows. Disable the camera in hardware manager and turn the recording volume down on the mic, or disable it altogether.
     

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    Labyrinth Ancient Guru

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    Default for flash in Aurora
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    you can also disable flash from running in the background (protected mode) since it's a waste of space anyway
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

    open mms.cfg and enter a line called ProtectedMode=0 and save it
     
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    Ghosty Ancient Guru

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    I am using Chrome, which uses a custom Pepper API. So I have no need to install Flash. :)
     
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    Watcher Ancient Guru

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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    I can disable those just fine in Palemoon and have had them disabled for a long time.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    ...worst FUD attempt I've ever seen.
     

  16. calemus

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    so i have re-installed windows.
    after having reviewed the said problem it is no longer affecting my PC at the moment.

    to all those with great suggestions for repair i sincerely thank you
    to all the jerks who chided and jeered you should learn to refrain your idiocracy
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013

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