Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Dec 2009 18:35 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Mozilla & Gecko clones The ripples caused by Google's Eric Schmidt's words are spreading further and further throughout the internet. Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, wrote on his blog, urging people to switch away from Google to Bing, which he claims has a better privacy policy. Dotzler points users to the Firefox Bing add-on.
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I urge users to use Forestle
by KugelKurt on Sat 12th Dec 2009 11:13 UTC
KugelKurt
Member since:
2005-07-06

Save the rain forest by using http://www.forestle.org/ as search engine.
It's Yahoo-powered.

Its brother Znout http://www.znout.org is Google-powered, but only CO2-neutral, because Google denied to cooperate.

Neither Forestle nor Znout pass Yahoo's/Google's cookies to through the user, hence increasing the privacy as a byproduct.

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RE: I urge users to use Forestle
by Mellin on Sun 13th Dec 2009 01:55 in reply to "I urge users to use Forestle"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

yahoo will soon be powered by bing

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KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

So? Any indicator that Forestle will stop working then?

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Save the rain forest by using http://www.forestle.org/ as search engine.

I don't understand this. I read their "How it works" page in which they say that the advertising revenue generated from use of their site is donated to the Adopt an Acre program of the Nature Conservancy. And that each search generates roughly enough revenue to protect about a sqare foot. So I turned off my Epiphany AdBlocker extension because I highly approve of this use of ad revenue. But... they don't seem to have any ads.

Edited 2009-12-13 14:44 UTC

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KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe there are no ads for your territory yet.
I get ads when I enter a common term like "car".

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RE: I urge users to use Forestle
by ahmetaa on Mon 14th Dec 2009 17:45 in reply to "I urge users to use Forestle"
ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

All those rainforest saving web sites are light-scams (there are several of them). MS is behind them either through Bing or yahoo.

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KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Have you proof that Forestle is a scam? Do you have proof that ad revenue is not donated to proper organizations?

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