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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#61 Post by guinness » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:39 pm

Not quite a search engine but IPChicken appears to have a privacy policy similar to DDG and great for finding your public IP address.
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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#62 Post by abc » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:32 pm

Startpage is a successor of Scroogle, I'm using it right now. Well see how I like it.

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#63 Post by guinness » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:47 am

Guess what >> http://lmddgtfy.net/ :mrgreen:

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#64 Post by m^(2) » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:16 am

Doesn't work with NoScript enabled.
But it's good anyway. :)

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#65 Post by abc » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:01 pm

found on ghacks..

http://abine.com/protectedsearch/
Protected Search is a system that mixes the requests of many different users together, such that Google is not capable of telling what is coming from whom. Protected Search aims to do a few very specific things:

Provide a system that will prevent Google from collecting information about you from services which don't require a login.
Make this system completely transparent to the user. No special websites, no change to your work flow.
Leave your non-Google traffic completely untouched, unredirected, and unaffected.
Sounds promising, as useful as DDG and SP alternatives are I've been switching to and fro Google quite often enough for them to know my browsing habbits :evil:

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#66 Post by abc » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:09 pm

m^(2) wrote:Doesn't work with NoScript enabled.
But it's good anyway. :)
Umm.. It just animates the search?? (it even uses the mouse instead of pressing return :evil:) Reminds me of my mum searching google to go to facebook.com :oops:

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#67 Post by guinness » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:12 pm

abc, Protected Search only works on Firefox and about LMDDGTFY.net, correct it's the same as using LMGTFY.com.
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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#68 Post by m^(2) » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:23 pm

abc wrote:found on ghacks..

http://abine.com/protectedsearch/
Protected Search is a system that mixes the requests of many different users together, such that Google is not capable of telling what is coming from whom. Protected Search aims to do a few very specific things:

Provide a system that will prevent Google from collecting information about you from services which don't require a login.
Make this system completely transparent to the user. No special websites, no change to your work flow.
Leave your non-Google traffic completely untouched, unredirected, and unaffected.
Sounds promising, as useful as DDG and SP alternatives are I've been switching to and fro Google quite often enough for them to know my browsing habbits :evil:
And who will protect you from abine?

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#69 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:28 pm

m^(2) wrote:And who will protect you from abine?
Presumably their privacy policy, but of course the next question is "how is that enforced?"

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#70 Post by freakazoid » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:53 pm

DuckDuckGo links to Abine on their "Don't Track Us" site:
http://donttrack.us/ (scroll down to recommended addons)

Abine's Protected Search looks interesting, but it adds some lag with a proxy.
The Protected Search system consists of a custom proxy and a Firefox Addon. The proxy works by generating a pool of Protected Search "identities," each of which contains a cookie issued by Google and an arbitrary User-Agent for one of several popular browsers. The Firefox Addon watches for requests to Google services from your browser, and when enabled will transparently redirect all of them (except for things like Gmail) to a Protected Search proxy. There your request is stripped of all identifying information and replaced with the information from a Protected Search identity.
I still feel a little safer using Startpage, but Abine's approach could be useful for those that need the interface of the big G.

Update

Just installed Abine Protected Search and it looks like Abine just piggybacks off of GoogleSharing.net's proxy.

Might as well install that addon instead:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60333/
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#71 Post by webfork » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:32 pm

freakazoid wrote: "Don't Track Us" site: http://donttrack.us/
I like that site.

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#72 Post by webfork » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:16 pm

DuckDuckGo is doing well and adding features.

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#73 Post by Midas » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:40 am

webfork wrote:DuckDuckGo is doing well and adding features.
Cool. As a former Scroogle user, I have to confess that DD results were at times a little lacking, making me have to resort back to El Googlio, which is somethings I really could do without nowadays... 8)

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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#74 Post by SYSTEM » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:21 am

I recently noticed that DuckDuckGo has Wolfram|Alpha integration. :)

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=arctan%28sqrt ... 9%2Fpi*180

There is also a shorter URL.

http://ddg.gg
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Re: Alternatives to Google search

#75 Post by Ruby » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:29 am

\*Interesting*/

StartPage results for TRASIR with/without proxy

https://startpage.com/do/search?q=trasir

Choose the first link at the top,

Then,

Right-click 'View by Ixquick Proxy' and 'Open in new tab',

Compare,

Sweet...

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