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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Not totally fair
by _QJ_ on Tue 21st Jun 2011 11:26 UTC
_QJ_
Member since:
2009-03-12

I really like DDG and use it.

But about Google...
They are providing you tools and help to remove the tracking and the history. I guess this is not obvious, but a little... Googling, bring you the solution.

See https://www.google.com/history/ with your google account as an example.

And see a browser extension like http://www.ghostery.com/.
You will be alarmed by the number of blocked sites.

Edited 2011-06-21 11:29 UTC

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RE: Not totally fair
by bouhko on Tue 21st Jun 2011 18:57 in reply to "Not totally fair"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

You can also opt-out of personnalized advertising :
http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Regarding the filter bubble, personnalized search can be disabled entirely :
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-disable-google-pers...

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