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Thread: Google Web Accelerator

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    4play's Avatar knob jockey
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    Lukey Boy writes "Google has released a free web accelerator product for both Firefox and Internet Explorer. According to their information page the software uses Google servers as a proxy for web content, delivering the pages to your system more rapidly and compressing them beforehand."

    http://webaccelerator.google.com/

    this also means google will be able to track exactly what sites you are visitng. gonna give it a test to see how well it works now.

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    I tried it out but didn't notice much improvement in speed. Plus Google knows what pr0n sites I visit now. I'll probably uninstall it soon.

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    Just more databasing really although it may be usefull to those on dialup perhaps...

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    1 hour no improvement, Total Time Saved: 0.0 seconds

    Don't think it will help dialup it was designed for Broadband.
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    its still in beta. im guessing after this got poasted all over the web there proxy servers could not handle the load. i visited a number of sites with it on that took ages to load or refused to but when switched off they shoot open.

    still a neat idea to stop ddosing smaller sites when they get posted on larger ones.

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    soon Google will have all our information

    they now have a profile of all our searches, which sites we visit, what's next? they make a tool for easy internet banking?
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 05-05-2005 at 02:01 PM.

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    i downloaded google web accelerator and surfed on internet all day....this accelerator does speed up internet browsing. I love this program, thanks for posting the link.
    Last edited by sameer0807; 05-07-2005 at 12:04 AM.

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    Don't love GWA too much just yet. It's turned into a security problem over at the Somethingawful.com forums, and that's just one example.
    http://google.blognewschannel.com/in...s-accelerator/
    http://www.searchenginejournal.com/index.php?p=1676
    Last edited by uNz[i]; 05-06-2005 at 11:08 PM.

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    Here is another issue with this I just saw this on boing boing
    “Google Accelerator wreaks havoc on Web-apps by “clicking every link” on every control screen in order to cache it — so it also ends up clicking on “Delete my account” and “Launch pre-emptive nuclear strike,” etc.”

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    Google isn’t allowing people to download Web Accelerator. The site says “Thank you for your interest in Google Web Accelerator. We have currently reached our maximum capacity of users and are actively working to increase the number of users we can support”. Did they really have a capacity or are just trying to fix the tons of problems it has?

    My guess, Google realized the major security flaws in this BETA project and decided to work on them with a limited testing group. Wonder what happens if someone just mirrors the installer.

    source:
    http://digg.com/links/No_More_Google...rator_Download

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