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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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I don't know if this message really goes here, but it seems to fit since it is media related.

The new Google policy has finally got my goose. I'm seriously considering switching to StartPage unless someone has a better idea. The only issue is that it doesn't appear that they offer a good Homepage for me to start off my internet browsing experience with.

Does anyone have any suggestions on a good page I can make my Homepage? I'm looking for security and privacy first, then something which will offer aggregated news sources, weather, and the usual things a grown adult wishes to know about when starting their day.

Also, any ideas for email services?

Thanks.




posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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www.duckduckgo.com

Thanks for the update on scroogle.



edit on 31-1-2012 by TheRemedial because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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Ixquick Web search

and

DuckDuckgo

Both are good to keep off the radar but not so for services and stuff.
As for Email try Trashmail it a disposable email address it
can be linked to your address so when it recives mail it passes it to you,

Just found this it a list of search engines best you give them a try to see which one
you like best www.thesearchenginelist.com

edit on 31/1/2012 by skuly because: :p



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by TheRemedial

duckduckgo.com or scroogle could be used.



www.scroogle.org has been shut down by google after the new terms were recently released


if you try to do a search you get a "blocked by google" page
edit on 31-1-2012 by spaceg0at because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by spaceg0at

Originally posted by TheRemedial

duckduckgo.com or scroogle could be used.



www.scroogle.org has been shut down by google after the new terms were recently released


if you try to do a search you get a "blocked by google" page
edit on 31-1-2012 by spaceg0at because: (no reason given)


No, you don't... or at least I don't get the blocked message



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Thanks for the input. Is Duckduckgo better than StartPage? Also, any good ideas on something to make my Homepage?



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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They weren't shut down, you can go there now. Google may be blocking them as a search option though.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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I too am carefully reviewing Google's new policy but have yet to determine if I can get the level of control I desire. I did come across this Google site though: Google Data Liberation that apparently will help you import/export data in and out of various Google products. Also a link to their new privacy policy here in case anyone cares to read it.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Interesting, I've never used scroogle, so I googled it


Anyway when I typed in something this is the page that came up:



So it does appear they are blocking the results ......



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Maybe somebody can enlighten me.

Ive read the new policy a few times and all it seems to say is that info will be shared across Google utilities.

As far as I know Google has always farmed emails and searches for its ad revenue.

So what's really different? Especially if all you use is one utility? Has anything really changed?

I must be missing some important details considering how upset folks are.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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impossible ^^ because we need the google algorithem and not a "new" search engine



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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now they use every stupid youtube search word and add it to your information, same with iGoogle content or google maps (every shop you searched, friends adresses (new webs - persons who are not online/social-networking) etc.) or google images (dangerous because of the new image-via-image analysing) and so on....
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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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I was under the impression they had been doing that all along.


 
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posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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i bet they did but now its official and if its official they can use it against you (in a more easy way)



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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If you use Google..everything about you goes right into The Soros White House!

Google Watch

I use the Gibiru search engine Secure Your Search w/Gibiru and I also use it as my homepage...lv it...Don't have to see that bias crap that (AP) Associalist Press News plasters all over the front page of Yahoo,MSN,Ask.com and Huffington Post's-AOL!



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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They tell you flat out, admittedly, that they are going to track and trace every single word you type in your emails, blogs, and on associated websites. They tell you flat out they will be recording what sites you visit, etc.

I thought it was bad (and annoying) when Google started putting up ads for stuff I looked into (and decided I wasn't interested in and thus did not buy) after visiting such pages, but now their gonna be placing ads based on what I say in an email or what they pull from my blog, or what videos I watch on Youtube, etc.

Not only is that like someone having access to every conscious thought you type online, but imagine what I could tell about you just by looking over your shoulder and observing the ads that pop up? I, a perfect stranger, could tell soooooo much about you just by observing your google search (or my girlfriend's).

They also state that they will be storing all of this information (which could be stolen), and that they WILL provide it to anyone they are "legally obligated" to provide it too.

So your spouse, let's say, could get a court order to obtain this information to PROVE you were screwing around or doing this or that, or the police, or maybe even your employer could get info if they paid enough to someone on the inside?

Do you have some weird sexual interests, are you of a particular religion, a smoker, a drug user, ever thought of suicide, etc.? All of that will be accessible to someone - Google admits. Did you once google "how to make a nuclear bomb" or "how to grow weed"? Well, it don't matter if it was for research purposes, that will be up to whoever has the data to interpret, not for you to explain.

Yeah, they might have done all of it before, but they openly admit they will be farming all that data now and even ask you if you understand and agree with those terms.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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Nobody to blame but ourselves. When the first cookies started appearing, we should have forced the government to ban them. But we complained among ourselves and it never went any further than that. Nobody was happier than the government to see cookies being rather quietly accepted. They knew once that electronic foot was in our door, they could gradually make their moves.

'Same thing with the illegal downloading of material. It was allowed so they could get on to Phase 2 when the time came. And all of your that did that thought you were so damned clever.

Guess what, the exact same thing is being pulled on us with Anomalous. A few displays of what hackers can do and Presto!, goodbye unregulated internet.



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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As of yesterday, I have effectively shut down everything Google on my system and on the net. using startpage, as well as my own email from my web site along with hushmail for encripted communications with friends etc.
Facebook got worse with it's tracking and I shut that down as well some time ago.
Startpage is good. Google blocks some of the Scroogle search strings.
I sometimes find DMOZ a help depending on my needs. Shutting down my Google mail was a pain. Needed to make lots of changes elsewhere because of it. they are banking on your laziness of not going to the trouble of deleting your account because of the work involved.
When I sign in anywhere on the net. I do so. Get the business taken care of, and then close my browser which is set to delete all histroy on exit. Even on this forum I do not stay signed in and make sure all cookies are rejected unless signing back in.
Stay Safe.
DH



posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by spaceg0at

Originally posted by TheRemedial

duckduckgo.com or scroogle could be used.



www.scroogle.org has been shut down by google after the new terms were recently released


if you try to do a search you get a "blocked by google" page
edit on 31-1-2012 by spaceg0at because: (no reason given)


It's up, been using it. The shutdown was temporary, as always.
Startpage and DuckDuckGo are good, too.


edit on 31-1-2012 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:19 AM
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Have you heard of this? I just noticed it: yacy.net...

"Web Search By The People, For The People"

Peer to peer based. That's all I know.



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