What Search Engine Do You Use?

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:15 PM
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I've read about claims of yahoo and google being in bed with the US government for using these search engines as spy tools. That being said, I REALLY do want to know which search engine my ATS family uses, or do you feel safe using the go to google or yahoo?




posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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Whichever one refuses to turn over their logs if presented with a subpoena.

So, none of them.

Besides, what do you have to hide?



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:27 PM
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reply to post by solongandgoodnight
 


Pretty sure they are all in bed with the government



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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reply to post by sixswornsermon
 
i guess it's just the principle of the matter.............why is that so funny?.........



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Try DuckDuckGo. They have a no tracking policy. I use them often, though for deep or really wide searches you'll have to find other options.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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reply to post by solongandgoodnight
 


I use Startpage. Before I found Startpage I used Dogpile.
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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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reply to post by Hefficide
 
thanks i'll try it out, by the way your location under your avatar reminds me of a ryan bingham song called southside of heaven. check it out




posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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reply to post by solongandgoodnight
 


The "what do you have to hide" argument was thrown out as a joke, hence the offering of laughter.

I understand where you are coming from completely.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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reply to post by Hefficide
 


Too bad the ISP probably does not have the same policy.....



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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reply to post by sixswornsermon
 
sorry about that, guess i'm just use to people ripping your head off if you say something wrong on this site.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:53 PM
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reply to post by solongandgoodnight
 


No worries man.

Sarcasm is hard to convey through text sometimes!



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:56 PM
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reply to post by sixswornsermon
 


ISP's are always the weak link - as they fall under the provenance of cyber laws and have to turn over records - and they do record everything. Every single IP connected to, every single file name and size accessed, etc.

But addressing the obvious search engine data mining that goes on with Google, Yahoo, and Bing? Duckduckgo is an easy to use, fairly mainstream option. There are other search engines that fly under the radar but they tend to be highly specialized in nature.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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reply to post by Hefficide
 


True that.

Why trust any of them though?



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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reply to post by Hefficide
 
did wikileaks ever come out with hard evidence that google and sites like facebook were being used to spy on the public?



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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reply to post by solongandgoodnight
 


Even if they didn't it's no secret that Google data mines more extensively than any other site on the net - with the possible exception of FB and Twitter, which go about it in different ways. Google spiders find their way into everything and if you use a script blocking add on you'll quickly discover that "google analytics" tries to load on about 99% of pages you visit. Also, since their browser and O/S use synching and the cloud... that stuff is also in their domain and logs. Passwords, bookmarks, log-ins, all of it.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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IXquick



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:10 PM
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reply to post by Hefficide
 
everything about what you are saying truly sounds nothing short of frightening.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by Infernalis
IXquick
What he said.Same company as previously mentioned Startpage.



posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:28 PM
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believe it or not ...
AOL seach gives really good results! [for text or images, not so much for videos]
sure, it's google powered, but with 'no script' blocking on it's really straightforward.

as far as 'Big Brother' is concerned, my location comes up in the next state over

and i'd like them to keep a 'stat counter' on all the crazy websites i go to,
that way they'll know that i'm on to them.


?"on and on south of heaven!! dadaah da!!"?
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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:40 PM
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I have found Startpage/Ixquick are ok but they don't give as many results as google and so often I don't find what I am looking for and then have to use google. I guess if they really want to watch me/ profile me and track what I look at on the net then they are going to do it regardless of which search engine or browser I use.





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