Shifting from Google for web searching

Posted By on August 3, 2011

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I’ve recently made a switch to a new search engine after reading Google’s Terms of Service Agreement a little more closely. The wording of the TOS along with googletracksduckduckgodoesnmy security conscious friend’s regular reminders regarding web privacy and information security triggered a search for a better search engine.

DuckDuckGo.com offers a free, lean webpage search along with convenient extensions for both browsers that I regularly use … Chrome and Firefox. After a week of using the new search engine, it is very good. I appreciate the fact that it doesn’t track and profile my search results to interested parties – link. (check out the illustrated to better understand why this is important)

If this kind of change is of interest to you, you might want to check out these other privacy tools … although I did find adding the TorProject really slows an Internet response time down. (see donttrack.us)

Abine Privacy suite.

Firefox | Chrome


Adblock Plus Blocks ads.

Firefox | Chrome


AdBlock Blocks ads.

Safari | Chrome


AdSweep Blocks ads.

Opera | Chrome


Beef Taco No ad network tracking.

Firefox


Disconnect No tracking from major sites.

Chrome


Ghostery No third-party tracking.

IE | Safari | Chrome | Firefox


BetterPrivacy No tracking from Flash.

Firefox | Others


NoScript Blocks JavaScript.

Firefox


NotScripts Blocks JavaScript.

Chrome | Opera


HTTPS Everywhere No tracking.

Firefox


Tor No tracking by being anonymous.

Bundle (includes Firefox)

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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