[ExI] DuckDuckGo

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 21:22:27 UTC 2021

I too don't care a thing about privacy and appreciate the ads I get from
Google and Amazon.  But- I am on Medicare through a state teacher's thing
and no one can take that away from me or add to my contribution.  Those who
have to shop for their health care might want to take precautions with
their data.  bill w

On Sun, Nov 28, 2021 at 1:50 PM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Nov 2021 at 16:07, Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >
> > I saw a troubling sign today. Literally. The sign was on a bus shelter,
> > and it was an advert for DuckDuckGo.
> >
> > I presume some of you here use it instead of the dreaded G-word search
> > engine, and it trumpets how it preserves privacy (the advert features a
> > blurred/pixellated face).
> >
> > The trouble I see is that if they are so big now that they're
> > advertising to the public, they are big enough to be a target for bigger
> > fish to swallow or subvert. So I'm starting to think about lining up
> > some alternatives that are similarly privacy-oriented but still small.
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > Ben
> > _______________________________________________
> I would recommend having links to more than one private search engine
> as the search results may differ between engines.
> The problem with big engines like Google is that they tailor their search
> results using various methods, excluding results that they disapprove
> of or are disliked by governments and aligning results to your
> 'bubble' or location.  That's why if two different people search
> Google, they can get different results.
> The private search engines hide your data, location, etc., and use
> various engines and techniques to get search results. I mostly use
> Startpage
> and Duckduckgo. I like the Startpage 'Anonymous View' proxy link for
> when you browse websites in the results.
> <https://www.vpninsights.com/privacy/browsing/private-search-engines/>
> BillK
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