Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2011 09:33 UTC
Internet & Networking Remember when Altavista was the search engine? Or Yahoo? They stuffed their search pages with useless, distracting crap, and using them became unpleasant. And then, bam, along came Google, with a simple, clear search page and uncluttered search results. However, now that Google has become this massive behemoth, tracking our every move, and tailoring our search results, leading to only being fed those pages you agree with - isn't it time for something new? Something simple? It might be, and you've undoubtedly heard of them: DuckDuckGo. I'm switching. Update: Just got an email from Gabriel Weinberg, the guy behind DuckDuckGo. The OSNews !bang (!osnews) is now live!
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by Lennie on Tue 21st Jun 2011 22:07 UTC
Lennie
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"DuckDuckGo doesn't send your search terms to the web sites you visit."

But your browser does do that.

The browser won't do it if you change it by enabling the POST-option in the DuckDuckGo-settings mentioned in the article.

I thought I would clear that up as that wasn't clear in the article.

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