Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jan 2011 20:15 UTC
Google It seems like the content industry has managed to score another hit in its 'fight' against piracy, and this time, it's a big fish. Announced a few weeks ago already, Google has started censoring its auto-complete and instant features for an arbitrary set of search terms - such as 'bittorrent', 'torrent', 'rapidshare', and any terms derived from those (e.g. 'ubuntu torrent' is censored as well).
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RE: Google is duckduckgone for me
by Wondercool on Fri 28th Jan 2011 20:27 UTC in reply to "Google is duckduckgone for me"
Wondercool
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2005-07-08

It is incredible hard to get rid of Google.
For instance, in the Security Tab of Firefox are 2 tick boxes:

Block reported attack sites and Block reported web forgeries

These boxes are default on and it means that EVERY URL that you visit is send to a Google service that checks the website. Now, I don't know if Google uses this information but it does not matter: you don't want to give this information to Google!

I ticked them off. Note I had not any warning in 4 years when I was using it!

Also: if you really need Google as searchengine, there is great firefox plugin called GoogleSharing which is a proxy to Google. It ensures your IP cannot be associated to your search terms.

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