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How to beat Google

How to beat Google

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A well researched paper (hah) on the alternative search engines to Google, Yahoo and AOL which do not keep logs or user data or IP addresses and are safe, secure, encrypted and private. As opposed to the big three that definitely are anything but.
A well researched paper (hah) on the alternative search engines to Google, Yahoo and AOL which do not keep logs or user data or IP addresses and are safe, secure, encrypted and private. As opposed to the big three that definitely are anything but.

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Published by: Neerja Bakshi-Sharma on Feb 24, 2012
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So, did you hear about the new privacy policies and ToS that Google is employingnow? They came into effect on March 1 in case you were living under a rock tillnow... but the emails they've been sending us and the red "new" at the bottom of their sites should have been signal enough, right?They probably thought- hey look, if they're signing away their souls on Facebookand Twitter, why dont we join in on the bandwagon of collosal companies and make 'em sign these conditions too? Eh? Not a bad idea, is it?Dont get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against Google. In fact I love thatcompany, I love those guys. (I even have a poster of Larry Page and Sergey Brin.) And I'm highly active on Google+ (even more than Facebook! Beat that!) And this entire article is being written on Android mobile. I even got the I'm FeelingLucky book with my bookshop gift vouchers. So you see- I actually, pretty muchlike Google.Except these new Policy and ToS conditions.The internet is built for anonymity. I'd like all the corporations to respect mine at least. Which is why I have fake names everywhere and anything but my nameas email ids.But now they come up with this idea of logging all our searches and web historyindefinitely. Call me paranoid, but I'd rather not have another AOL fiasco. D'you remember that? You dont? Oh well, here's a link for you-But anyway, I searched, this evening (on Google, mind you) "Search engines thatdo not keep logs and are private" well... more or less something of the sort. Myprimary objective was to skirt the entire web log and history (can you believeI saw a line like "idle for more than 3 seconds before clicking" on my Google Web History!? Gee talk about Big Brother!) And my secondary aim was just to spitethose guys who came with the idea when they see what I searched for.Before doing the search however, I wiped out all my web history (note that yourweb history is only for those times when you've surfed while being logged on toyour gmail or any other Google account)I also paused my web history, disabling it from logging any more. But unfortunately my logs will still exist and continue to exist on their servers and drives (why, memory, WHY must you be so inexpensive!?) And there is nothing we can do tostop them from doing so- they'll continue to keep records, it's actually prettttty normal. All the sites do it. But, maybe it's just me, and I want absolutelyno one to know that I search for Pokemon games or myself or really stupid questions like "fullform of tcp" when I go brain dead... but honestly, I'd rather no one else know who I am and associate me with the IP address or any Google employee go through my searches (for whatever reason) and laugh! Neither do I want to be convicted in some court and put into jail just because I (very suspiciously) searched for a landmark close to ground zero and (very suspiciously again) savedsome pictures onto my drive. (Thank God, I do NOT live in the US. But this is arather realistic situation, dont you think?)Oh, I better stop rambling and get on with the search results!The nicest fellows were those at Hacker 10 (and here's their link- http://www.hacker10.com/internet-anonymity/list-of-privacy-search-engines-for-anonymous-internet-search/)But for you guys- I'll just tabulate the best search engines that do not log anydata whatsoever and are wholly private *insert giddy laugh here* in a little abridged and fit for lazy bums like me version!First there's IxQuick, which is a pretty decent metasearcher if you ask me, there are options to have fake EVERYTHING wherein you can even fool the ISP! (Greatif you access sites on public terminals or so) and they don't hoard your IP addr

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