When i did my most recent update of zonealarm, I realised a couple of things that i dont like.
The first is the sitecheck on the toolbar. It used to warn me about putting information into google as well as some other sites. This was good, because google are well known for having no respect for peoples privacy. I often use google, but I felt i had a safety barrier that warned me about potential risks, and therefore a better informed opinion on wether to use the site.
Now it lists the site as safe. As far as i am concerned, a site that stores personally identifiable information without consent should be classed as a security risk. Unfortunately, if google has no warning whatsoever, how many other sites that have no respect for privacy am i not being warned about?
Also, when installing, it offers to also install 'google powered search'. I do not want the google cookie unless i specifically go to google manually, so i unchecked the box for that.
When install was complete and i open firefox, there is a google powered search bar, even though i unchecked the box.
Google is not the only site that collects personal information, that is now deemed as 'safe' after the last update. Is there some reason why sites that collect identifiable info are now classed as 'safe'?