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Do You Want To Search The Internet Anonymously?

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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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Hey ATS, I know that many people who visit this site worry about their search history being recorded so I thought I would share this new search engine that I stumbled upon.

It is called StartingPage and is "the worlds most private search engine".

It is no secret that google and other search engines track what users search and the data that is collected can be used against people in certain situations by the DOJ.

The thought behind StartingPage is that no data is collected to begin with. They claim to serve as a sort of middle-man between you and Google that keeps no records or data on their own at all. So even if they were subpoenaed they’d have none of your search data to hand over. And all Google knows is someone made a search from Starting Page, but there’s no way for them to know whose searches are whose.

So what do you think is this a legit search engine? You can try it out at startingpage.com




posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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I'll check it out. Thanks.


Of course, in my paranoia, I wonder if this is an NWO website that will collect even more info about me.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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how do you get there without using google, or microsoft's internet explorer, either way you're going to get tracked.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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S & F for you. Thanks for the info. Always interested in different search options / alternatives.

Doing a quick whois for startingpage.com gives:

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Registrant:
SURFBOARD HOLDING B.V
ATTN STARTINGPAGE.COM
care of Network Solutions
PO Box 459
Drums, PA. US 18222


Domain Name: STARTINGPAGE.COM

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Promote your business to millions of viewers for only $1 a month
Learn how you can get an Enhanced Business Listing here for your domain name.
Learn more at www.NetworkSolutions.com...
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Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Beens, Robert aq5556z693g@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com
Surfboard Holding BV
ATTN STARTINGPAGE.COM
care of Network Solutions
PO Box 459
Drums, PA 18222
US
570-708-8780


Record expires on 27-Mar-2014.
Record created on 26-Mar-1997.
Database last updated on 6-Feb-2011 12:41:54 EST.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS1.IXQUICK.COM 64.71.175.203
NS2.IXQUICK.COM 64.71.175.205
NS3.IXQUICK.COM 213.144.235.194
NS4.IXQUICK.COM 213.144.235.203

This listing is a Network Solutions Private Registration. Mail
correspondence to this address must be sent via USPS Express Mail(TM) or
USPS Certified Mail(R); all other mail will not be processed. Be sure to
include the registrant's domain name in the address.
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And it appear that they have other similar projects where anonymity is used: en.wikipedia.org...

I will try it out and see what I find. Thanks again.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
how do you get there without using google, or microsoft's internet explorer, either way you're going to get tracked.


They may be able to know that you are using startingpage but they won't know what you have searched that is the whole purpose...



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
how do you get there without using google, or microsoft's internet explorer


type "www.startingpage.com..." and hit enter?



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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Another alternative is Yauba.com. I switched from Google.com to Cuil.com, but since Cuil.com closed I had to find an alternative to my alternative. Yauba is what came up.

I've quit using Google, they used to be the "hipsters" online but have gone to being a quasi big brother. No thanks!


(Darn shame too, I loved Gmail!)



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Cool! I went to the Website and typed in Above Top Secret. And you guys could'nt even see me!.
Oh wait....Ummm I think I'm just stoopid. Scuse me.



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Startingpage.com - enhanced by google?

What does this mean? ( i r caveman o interweb. )



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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Well, it says in the OP that StartingPage uses Google, but serves as a "middleman" between you and Google. So without knowing, I would assume that means that StartingPage sorta takes the place of you as far as being the entity that requests and receives the data from Google. StartingPage then serves to you the results. So you, theoretically, are invisible to Google and whichever other shady government organizations with which Google is supposedly in cahoots.



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