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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RE: I don't see the problem...
by danbuter on Tue 21st Jun 2011 22:09 UTC in reply to "I don't see the problem..."
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Regarding Google's tracking, what happens if an extreme form of government gains power after our extended recession/depression (either Right or Left)? They can use your political internet history as a reason to make you disappear.

And before you say it can't happen, read some history.

Edited 2011-06-21 22:10 UTC

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