On-line privacy, google and me...
06/12/2018 9:30
Hey All! I guess you all heard what E. Schmidt (CEO Google inc.) said about people who are worried about their privacy... He basically thinks that anyone in this NG is a sick twisted perv or a terrorist or at least a vile criminal :-) So after long deliberation I decided to abolish google as much as possible. I installed ghostery(1) and found out who is watching me (quite a few honestly, including Google) and a proper cookie blocker. So that`s that taken care of. Yeah, call me a wrongdoer, I don't really mind :-) Now a question remains: What search engine to use. First I thought of Bing and considered AltaVista and Yahoo. Problem is that they are all M$. The other possibility is A9 from Amazon, but I don't trust them a lot either... So...

-1- How do you guy`s manage? What search-engine do you use.

-2- How do you keep you're privacy on-line -3- Did anyone find a 'find-engine' yet? -4- What`s a good alternative for youtube? (I tried redtube, but the content is a bit unilateral :-) All feedback is welcome! Thanks in advance! Gr. Ruud (1) http://www.ghostery.com/

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06/12/2018 9:30 - Wow, how did he know?!? ghostery didn't see Google's search engine using any tracking sites. Ican imagine their other products doing so, however (which is one reasonI don't use them).

I still use google. I haven't yet found a good alternative.

I clear my cookies from Firefox after every session. So I don't use acookie blocker, but (if Firefox is working properly) those cookies don'texist next time I start up Firefox anyway, so I don't bend overbackwards to restrict cookies otherwise. I also try as much as possiblenot to divulge personal information to organizations that don't need it;for example, for a site that wants my phone number, I either use000-0000, or, for sites that check the validity of the number, I make upa number in 555-xxxx. (I've yet to see a site that thwarts both stylesof dummy phone numbers.) --keith

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