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Red Ribbon and External SSL Calls to Google
Red Ribbon and External SSL Calls to Google –
I had the pleasure of getting to work with Red Ribbon and it's by far the fastest of the "desktop" bunch of Linux distros for the PS3. I don't know much about how Linux works so I ran Wireshark for a bit and found when I shut down Red Ribbon it has a nice communications exchange with three IP addresses under Google's hood. Two of them are normal TCP/HTTP, but one is TCP/HTTPS. When I tried to hit up the HTTPS IP I got an invalid certificate error in IE, FF and Chrome. Red Ribbon's site is on SourceForge and I don't see why it's sending data to a bad cert site on one of Google's IP's.
No I don't have the capture.
No I can't capture it again - it wasn't my PS3 and I doubt I'll see the person again.
Thoughts? Answers? Ideas? Conspiracy Theories?
Well I mean, someone has got to let Google know what you're doing at all times. They can't make the greatest web implementations on the planet without spying on you a little. I think it's good people are building it into the OS now. My normal activities should be closely monitored so they know what I'm about to Google before I type it in. Google will anticipate computer error messages and will prevent having to tell someone to Google it. As soon as they open their web browser the solution to their error message will be their home screen. Google is innovative and invasive at the same time. Google, is innovasive.
LOL ... I think that falls under the Paranoid category.