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VANITY - Getting rid of Evil Google
02/26/2012 | Self

Posted on 02/26/2012 10:45:30 AM PST by lowtaxsmallgov

Ridding my life of Google. Does anyone have suggestions for search engines that combine... - neutral or conservative oriented results - doesn't track personal info, either on a personal or aggragated level - performance - fast, relevant, current, etc - monetization (banner ads, etc) directed towards conservative owners, conservative causes, conservative politicos, etc etc etc


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: evil; google
Obviously Google does much evil by my reckoning.
1 posted on 02/26/2012 10:45:33 AM PST by lowtaxsmallgov
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

bump to learn answers


2 posted on 02/26/2012 10:50:45 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I use Bing and am happy with it. Relying on a search engine to be neutral is a pipe dream. It’s based on money not ideology.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 10:52:42 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

ping to do the same


4 posted on 02/26/2012 10:53:58 AM PST by Eccl 10:2
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I use ixquick. It’s usually good enough for me.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 10:55:47 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

Since Scroogle is dead, I too am looking...


6 posted on 02/26/2012 10:57:59 AM PST by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

It’s getting more difficult to sort through their loaded crap to get what you are looking for on google lately. I’ve gone to bookmarking their advance search (which is now hard to find on their search page)to dig down “my” search words.

http://www.google.co.uk/advanced_search


7 posted on 02/26/2012 10:57:59 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I’ve switched to Bing.


8 posted on 02/26/2012 11:01:54 AM PST by skeeter
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

StartPage and DuckDuckGo do not record IP addresses.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 11:03:37 AM PST by azlinda (God, country, conservatism)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

https://startpage.com/


10 posted on 02/26/2012 11:04:03 AM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

What, you don’t like them data mining your emails, searches and other to present you with targeted ads...

Try searching on your FR handle... It will show up along with any other sites you have used that handle on.

I don’t think their evil, but I don’t trust them either.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 11:04:33 AM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

12 posted on 02/26/2012 11:05:31 AM PST by FoxPro
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

www.duckduckgo.com


13 posted on 02/26/2012 11:09:48 AM PST by Jemian
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I’d be curious if Google, once allowed to “know” a conservative, will keep throwing liberal results in their face (or even get worse about it), or whether it will start accommodating that conservative’s preferences, bringing up FR and Rush Limbaugh and the like first.

Someone reported that Google tries to get so clever that even if you come in cookieless and don’t log in to any Google service, it looks at your IP address. This of course jumbles things around if you use temporary IP addresses from an ISP. Also 192.168.whatever.whatever is common as a local IP address and might also have an interesting Google “dossier.”


14 posted on 02/26/2012 11:10:53 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: azlinda

I took a look at StartPage but right there beside the entry field it says “enhanced by Google” so is it really separate from Google?

Will using this search page direct any monetization towards Google, and indirectly, to liberal / progressive / Democrat causes?


15 posted on 02/26/2012 11:14:53 AM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: Jemian

Do you know much about Gabriel Weinberg’s politics, or his economic views?

He seems to have a very unGoogle perspective, which is refreshing.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 11:29:21 AM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: desertfreedom765

I didn’t know my FR handle was so popular!


17 posted on 02/26/2012 11:30:00 AM PST by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
Use TOR.

Then use whatever search engine you'd like. Just be careful of the search terms so you don't compromise yourself.

18 posted on 02/26/2012 11:30:47 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: MulberryDraw

Ixquick is good.

Go to Abine.com and download Do Not Track. It works well with Firefox.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 11:33:17 AM PST by SuzyQue
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

http://www.ixquick.com to search, http://www.abine.com/ to block.

Still have internet problems but I blame them on the muslim brotherhood’s top secret access to homeland insecurity.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 11:36:06 AM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I’ve been trying this out...

http://lifehacker.com/5886976/do-not-track-plus-stops-ad-companies-and-others-from-tracking-you-online


21 posted on 02/26/2012 11:38:19 AM PST by ChadsDad (never post email.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
Try DuckDuckGo.
22 posted on 02/26/2012 11:38:33 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
You can also install "Do Not Track Plus" to your browser(s).
23 posted on 02/26/2012 11:41:51 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: meatloaf

Its creepy the way were being tracked...

Check out the story about the teenage girl who shopped at Target and used their savings card.

It turns out she was Pregnant and their computers figured it out by the vitamins she was buying. They started sending her advertisements for baby clothes and other baby products.

The Dad saw this and got very angry and complained to the local store manager. A few weeks later he had to apologize.

I have nothing to hide, but my business is my business. Best to keep a small footprint. Of course by posting on FR we are being tracked to a certain degree.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 11:43:09 AM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I ditched my Android and went back to Blackberry. I ditched Chrome for Opera. I use Bing for maps and Ixquick for searches.

The only Google I use for anything at all is Youtube.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 11:53:51 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: meatloaf

I love your movie.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 11:55:06 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: phockthis

sfl


27 posted on 02/26/2012 12:07:46 PM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: ansel12

I have a movie?


28 posted on 02/26/2012 12:08:07 PM PST by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Ping for later.


29 posted on 02/26/2012 12:12:54 PM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: sauropod

monitor


30 posted on 02/26/2012 12:15:58 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: desertfreedom765; lowtaxsmallgov
Try searching on your FR handle... It will show up along with any other sites you have used that handle on.

I just googled Obviously Google does much evil by my reckoning. I got exactly one result — this page.

Actually, I find Google quite useful for finding stuff of mine that has long since fallen off the first page of pings.

31 posted on 02/26/2012 12:18:57 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

Starpage uses google but blocks your IP

https://startpage.com/eng/protect-privacy.html


32 posted on 02/26/2012 12:26:32 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: desertfreedom765
Check out the story about the teenage girl who shopped at Target and used their savings card.

Yes, that story was a hoot. I was particularly amused by Target's response to customer ire: they learned the value of camo, as one Targeter explained:

“With the pregnancy products, though, we learned that some women react badly,” the executive said. “Then we started mixing in all these ads for things we knew pregnant women would never buy, so the baby ads looked random. We’d put an ad for a lawn mower next to diapers. We’d put a coupon for wineglasses next to infant clothes. That way, it looked like all the products were chosen by chance.

To be fair, however, this was not Google. This was Target diligently mining their own sales data.

33 posted on 02/26/2012 12:29:43 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: meatloaf

http://www.bing.com/search?setmkt=en-US&q=Rocky+Horror+Picture+show+meatloaf


34 posted on 02/26/2012 12:33:41 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

No, I’m afraid I don’t. I like the site because it is a straightforward, no bells-and-whistles search engine.


35 posted on 02/26/2012 1:25:30 PM PST by Jemian
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To: cynwoody

I have to say, on first tests the DuckDukeGo search engine is pretty tight, reminding me of those earlier days before Google, when learning about Search Engine Optimization and the trying to explain what came to be called “cloud computing” to blank faces.


36 posted on 02/26/2012 3:17:07 PM PST by Prospero
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

ixquick or qrobe.it


37 posted on 02/26/2012 3:57:01 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

192.168.0.0 is the Class C private network and “shouldn’t” be visible to the public internet. The address of the connection to the ISP would be the only thing of value, I would think.


38 posted on 02/26/2012 5:25:14 PM PST by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

I use ixquick. It’s usually good enough for me.
cuts out all the BS that I don’t want to see.


39 posted on 02/26/2012 5:33:55 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: piroque

Do you know anything more about ixquick? Who’s behind it? Like if all conservatives, independents, and assorted other thinking people stopped using Google and started using ixquick, would money just flow to a different group of libtards?


40 posted on 02/26/2012 5:59:31 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: piroque

Do you know anything more about ixquick? Who’s behind it? Like if all conservatives, independents, and assorted other thinking people stopped using Google and started using ixquick, would money just flow to a different group of libtards?


41 posted on 02/26/2012 5:59:34 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
Do you know anything more about ixquick?

Their about page contains the following statement:

The internet contains immense amounts of information that gives us unprecedented access to shopping, news, entertainment, and more. Search engines help us navigate all of that data to find what we're looking for quickly and efficiently. This convenience hasn't come without a price, however. A serious potential danger associated with the use of search engines is the loss of privacy.

In 2005, Ixquick's management undertook an audit to identify the company's liabilities. One shocking finding was that we had collected a huge amount of privacy-sensitive information on our users. Like other search engines, we had stored things like people's search terms, the times and dates of their visits, what links they had chosen to click on, their IP addresses, and their user ID cookies. The technical reasons for collecting the data were simple, and unfortunately widespread in today's IT environment: "It doesn't cost much, it's very easy to do, and the data may come in handy in the future".

As we looked at that mountain of data, however, it began to look like more of a privacy liability than a business asset. We had never sold the information or used it commercially. Since Ixquick is an independent company focused solely on search, we were not interested in combining user data with other services we offer. In sum, we had a database full of user details we neither needed nor wanted. We asked ourselves why we were storing all that privacy-sensitive information, and we realized there was no good reason for it.

That realization took the company in a bold new direction, and from that point forward we made protecting our user's privacy our number one priority. In June 2006, we purged our database and retroactively deleted all IP addresses and other stored search data. We began deleting all new IP addresses within 48 hours. And starting in January 2009, we stopped recording IP addresses at all.

Ixquick is a meta-search engine, which means they mooch off real search engines' results and collate and present them. They do not have their own spidering and indexing system, as real search engine must.

One neat feature they have is, they award stars to results, based on the number of real search engines which ranked the result high. E.g., if you ixquick Santorum, the first result gets five stars, proving either that all real search engines are libtard-biased or that all real search engines fall victim to Dan Savage's spam algorithm. Which you believe depends on whether or not you are a conspiracy whacko.

Who’s behind it? Like if all conservatives, independents, and assorted other thinking people stopped using Google and started using ixquick, would money just flow to a different group of libtards?

It always amuses me when people declare they are hence-forth going to use Bing because Google is liberal. I mean, as if Microsoft isn't? In 2010, Gates's dad even tried to get Washington to institute an income tax. Fortunately, his effort bombed.

In general, picking search engines for other than technical reasons is a bad idea. Use whatever works best and affords your desired level of privacy. Don't go query fec.gov to decide on a search engine.

42 posted on 02/26/2012 7:00:13 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
I figure anything I do on the internet is traceable, regardless of how I do it.
43 posted on 02/27/2012 8:54:50 AM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

bump for later


44 posted on 02/27/2012 10:11:23 AM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: OldCorps

duckduckgo.com

scroogle.org was good, but it is dead now.


45 posted on 03/03/2012 10:08:45 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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