09 Jul 2008

The scary Google Dot !

Okay,

Here's something very (very) interesting. There's a dot in my Gmail that's been scaring me since morning 😭.

Here it is -

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The above screenshot has been taken while Gmail was loaded using FireFox 3 browser. I guess its there in IE7 too.

So, what's going on in that dot? Probably a tiny camera that's keeping watch on me while I'm in front of my computer? Is that how Google's going to tell me about stuff I'm trying to find out? 😒

Come on fellas, what is that dot doing there?
kedarjk

kedarjk

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
Hahahahhahaha...
I'm using IE7 and I'm not seeing it.
09 Jul 2008
Strange. I checked it on IE7 too. Its not there!

But Firefox continues to show the ugly, scary dot.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
09 Jul 2008
I'm not too sure myself. I've noticed that dot since last week, and always assumed it was an ajax thing 😛
09 Jul 2008
ash
I'm not too sure myself. I've noticed that dot since last week, and always assumed it was an ajax thing 😛
You surely don't know what AJAX is 😁 .

[*Time to write a tutorial*]
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
09 Jul 2008
Well, it could be anything. You could certainly code something in ajax to produce that dot, you know 😉
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
09 Jul 2008
Biggie, here's some clues:
Strange square on Gmail - Google Blogoscoped Forum

It seems to be some iframe/CSS thingy to hold a "sound" object. The frame is given a zero size, so you get that box.

... I was close! Sorta 😛
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
Looks like Microsoft is spying on users of other operating systems in hopes of blackmailing them back to MS?

only kidding MS! (sort of 😀)
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
09 Jul 2008
Blackmailing? 😛

"Mr Netzel, we see you have fetish for ordering.. *checks* Nail Polish and Lipstick? If you do not use our excellent MS products, we shall inform your wife.. *evil laugh*"
KINETIC_JOULES

KINETIC_JOULES

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
ash
Blackmailing? 😛

"Mr Netzel, we see you have fetish for ordering.. *checks* Nail Polish and Lipstick? If you do not use our excellent MS products, we shall inform your wife.. *evil laugh*"
LMAO. . .!!!
MaRo

MaRo

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
I love Opera!
KINETIC_JOULES

KINETIC_JOULES

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
MaRo
I love Opera!
Huh? That was random.
MaRo

MaRo

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
I mean Opera Web browser 😀
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
Maro is an opera fan and won't even hear about IE, firefox or any other browsser available.
KINETIC_JOULES

KINETIC_JOULES

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
I don't like IE. . . it's too slow. I only use mozilla. It's like 5 times faster and not virus prone like IE is. . .
09 Jul 2008
Hey enthusiastic guys... Its not a debate on browsers ... we were discussing back dot on IE 7 for gmail.

So better to stick to the topic in thread

-Crazy
KINETIC_JOULES

KINETIC_JOULES

Branch Unspecified
09 Jul 2008
crazyboy
Hey enthusiastic guys... Its not a debate on browsers ... we were discussing back dot on IE 7 for gmail.

So better to stick to the topic in thread

-Crazy
Sorry. . . I tend to throw my opinion in everything I say.
I have no idea what the black dot/square could be. I think it's the government. . .
sauravgoswami

sauravgoswami

Electronic
14 Jul 2008
HELLO guys!!!..how about linux....use linux for accessing gmail

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