#1: Use Startpage
#2: Startpage is starting a new email service, called StartMail. They are currently in beta testing, and the service should be up and running soon.
Welcome to the future home of StartMail, the private email service being developed by StartPage and Ixquick, the world's most private search
Our engineering team has been working diligently to create the new StartMail email service. We have built everything from the ground up and have
incorporated state-of-the-art privacy protections at each step. The hardware is now in place and we are currently performing stringent internal
testing to ensure 100% compliance with our high security and quality standards. Watch our overview video here.
YES!!! I can't wait! No more yahoo, and no more google.
This should make it much harder for the self-appointed, scummy power trippers up there to
know just what the heck you're doing. And they won't like that. Nope. Cause they MUST ALWAYS be up your rear. All the time. They MUST know every last
detail of your life every single day or they are not happy. Someone might speak badly of them and they MUST know that. And if they can't know it
today, they record it in their gigazillion byte database for future retrieval.
Well I'm not doing anything wrong. IT'S THE PRINCIPLE. IT'S FRIGGING WRONG, AND VIOLATES OUR RIGHTS FROM UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURE.
So fight back. Never give them the chance. By changing your search engine and now, your email, you can lose those grimy, slimy little scumballs
I want to quote some very nice, music-to-the-patriot's-ears words from the CEO of startpage, in addressing PRISM and other spying programs:
No PRISM. No Surveillance. No Government Back Doors. You Have our Word on it.
Giant US government Internet spying scandal revealed
The Washington Post and The Guardian have revealed a US government mass Internet surveillance program code-named "PRISM". They report that the NSA and
the FBI have been tapping directly into the servers of nine US service providers, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, YouTube, AOL
and Skype, and began this surveillance program at least seven years ago. (clarifying slides)
These revelations are shaking up an international debate.
StartPage has always been very outspoken when it comes to protecting people's Privacy and civil liberties. So it won't surprise you that we are a
strong opponent of overreaching, unaccountable spy programs like PRISM. In the past, even government surveillance programs that were begun with good
intentions have become tools for abuse, for example tracking civil rights and anti-war protesters.
Programs like PRISM undermine our Privacy, disrupt faith in governments, and are a danger to the free Internet.
StartPage and its sister search engine Ixquick have in their 14-year history never provided a single byte of user data to the US government, or any
other government or agency. Not under PRISM, nor under any other program in the US, nor under any program anywhere in the world. We are not like
Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Apple, Skype, or the other US companies who got caught up in the web of PRISM surveillance.
Here's how we are different:
StartPage does not store any user data. We make this perfectly clear to everyone, including any governmental agencies. We do not record the IP
addresses of our users and we don't use tracking cookies, so there is literally no data about you on our servers to access. Since we don't even know
who our customers are, we can't share anything with Big Brother. In fact, we've never gotten even a single request from a governmental authority to
supply user data in the fourteen years we've been in business.
StartPage uses encryption (HTTPS) by default. Encryption prevents snooping. Your searches are encrypted, so others can't "tap" the Internet connection
to snoop what you're searching for. This combination of not storing data together with using strong encryption for the connections is key in
protecting your Privacy.
Our company is based in The Netherlands, Europe. US jurisdiction does not apply to us, at least not directly. Any request or demand from ANY
government (including the US) to deliver user data, will be thoroughly checked by our lawyers, and we will not comply unless the law which actually
applies to us would undeniably require it from us. And even in that hypothetical situation, we refer to our first point; we don't even have any user
data to give. We will never cooperate with voluntary spying programs like PRISM.
StartPage cannot be forced to start spying. Given the strong protection of the Right to Privacy in Europe, European governments cannot just start
forcing service providers like us to implement a blanket spying program on their users. And if that ever changed, we would fight this to the end.
Privacy. It's not just our policy, it's our mission.
Can you dig it?
I suppose if they really want you, they'll tap your phone calls, or house...Yeah...Whatever.
But the point is, if we all did this, and got off all those services they are happily and easily tapping, then the public can send them the message
without resorting to revolution.
Google and Yahoo, as well as all the others: You have no fricken shame. You should have fought them till you died to protect American privacy and
freedom from government BS. Our forefathers died to give you those freedoms, you fricken losers.
I mean just look at this- it's been going on
And btw, startpage is a decent little search engine, which 95 times out of 100 gives me exactly what I'm looking for. It's my homepage. I only google
if I really have to, and that is rare. Recommended.
edit on Sat Jun 29th 2013 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)