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 danger_nakamura on Tue 21st Jun 2011 22:00 UTC in reply to "I don't see the problem..."
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Maybe the professor will get a visit from the FBI or CIA; maybe he'll be harassed a little or a lot; but that's something I'm willing to live with.

It's nice that you're willing to live with him being harrassed. I can imagine that it would be very tough on you, but I guess we all make our sacrifices.

BTW - I have a little daughter as well and I registered today to say that I disagree with almost every one of your sentiments. I love her with all of my heart, but would rather that she was struck down by a madman than have her grow up in a society where her every movement, thought and action was subject to scrutiny to determine whether she might possibly become a madman herself.

I also believe that anyone that trusts any government to carry out such an agenda without abuses really needs to brush up on the history lessons.

Sadly, however, I suspect that more people in this lovely country of mine called the USA agree with you than with me.

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