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This week CCleaner got a mention on the Gadget Show (Channel 5, UK). The weekly tech program ran a feature on online security, and recommended CCleaner as a great way to keep your data private.

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The Gadget Show features CCleaner

Internet security is a hot topic at the moment, and more and more people are turning to CCleaner to remove traces of their digital footprints. The Gadget Show highlighted how your online habits and personal data may be available to others, from advertisers to hackers.

Presenter Dom Littlewood explained that deleting cookies and other traces of your online activities using CCleaner helps to protect you.

The show also discussed 'secret' search engines like DuckDuckGo that don’t record your searches, browser extensions that block tracking cookies, antivirus software and how to stay safe when using unsecured public Wi-Fi.

CCleaner has previously been featured on the BBC and in newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Independent, The Telegraph and The Guardian.

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Forgot about that, it had me shouting at the screen when he (falsely) claimed CCleaner found over a gigabyte of information that would all have been sent on to third party tracking companies. Either not as tech savvy as he claims or never used CCleaner till that clip was actually filmed.

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I wouldn't worry too much. Dom Littlewood is probably the world's most irritating person.

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I did rip it and try to upload it myself to get round it for our US friends, but no matter what I tried YouTube sussed it was copyright and applied the same restrictions.

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Ehh. forget about it. I can't imagine them saying anything earth-shatteringly important!

 

If they go through so much DRM and registrations and filtering and youtube blocks, they might as well keep it to themselves.

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Video seems banned in the united states.

Perhaps it is NOT banned for copyright reasons

but because the relevant piece makes a reference at 22:54 to "Intelligence Service Snooping".

 

The Thought Police will not tolerate potential criticism of Big Brother.

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