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Scroogle unplugged for good this time.
The Register ^ | 21st February 2012 | Kelly Fiveash

Posted on 02/21/2012 10:51:13 PM PST by Rabin

Scroogle - a not-for-profit search engine that offered users something of a pro-privacy antidote to Google - has been killed...

Daniel Brandt (its creator), called it quits after his servers were repeatedly targeted by DDoS attacks on Scroogle.

(NOT) Google to once again attempt to banish the site from the interwebs, but.... a number of DDoS attacks that hit Scroogle, rendering the site utterly useless.

“ is gone forever,” Brandt told BetaBeat. “Even if all my DDoS problems had never started in December, Scroogle was already getting squeezed from Google’s throttling, (DATE SORT) and was already dying. It might have lasted another six months if I hadn’t lost seven servers from DDoS, but that’s about all.”

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TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: bummer; google; privacy; scroogle
Google will pluck only the results most relevant to you --and not just from billions of Web pages but from the personal stuff that you and your connections privately share.

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1 posted on 02/21/2012 10:51:21 PM PST by Rabin
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To: Rabin

That’s too bad.

Did Google get him or was it hackers.

2 posted on 02/21/2012 11:01:10 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Rabin

3 posted on 02/21/2012 11:05:10 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Rabin

That sucks. The most important part that gets overlooked was the story of how how Scroogle came to be, and Brandt narrated the story on their site...confirming that Google was full of lib Democraps and they track you with the help of the Feds.

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To: smokingfrog

Smok, “Did Google get him”

Only in their deams, these punks have ALL the power. goog has used maggots rather than their hammers, Shoot you can visualivw the board meeting of this yuppy / crone confederacy.

Taint over til the fat lad sings.


6 posted on 02/22/2012 12:14:10 AM PST by Rabin
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To: Rabin
Thanks for the post. I had been trying to find out what happened.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 4:53:10 AM PST by khelus
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