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 daedalus8 on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 06:20 UTC
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And what gives you guarantee that these websites are not tracking you? Or that your ISP is not tracking you? Please people, start being a bit more realistic, nothing on the internet can be hidden, at least not for too long. HTTPS is not safe either, remember that you could be going through a transparent proxy and all your traffic could be being decrypted in the middle, but you wouldn't know any better.

Anyways, you don't like what Google is doing, then don't use it, or clear your cookies every once in a while. Also stop bitching when you are actually using Google's Chrome browser and watching video's on Google's Youtube, or using Gmail, or GoogleVoice for your "VoIP", or Picasa, or any of their offerings, hypocrisy is not a good thing.

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