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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeb85 View Post
    I think this Google paranoia is completely unfounded...
    Absolutely.
    Nor will I begin to argue that startpage.com is the perfect solution.

    Quote Originally Posted by vexorian
    Any DMCA-related filtering google does will be inherited by startpage.com.
    Nobody should rely on a single source of information for learning, period. Maybe in this case, ixquick is a better offering...

    I will however point you to this however, and leave you to determine what is best for each of you.
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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    Quote Originally Posted by bra|10n View Post
    Absolutely.
    Nor will I begin to argue that startpage.com is the perfect solution.



    Nobody should rely on a single source of information for learning, period. Maybe in this case, ixquick is a better offering...

    I will however point you to this however, and leave you to determine what is best for each of you.
    and as a single source of mail, social, pictures, files, browser, search, voice, video, etc. etc.

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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    altavista and WebCrawler are a couple I used before Google in the old daz.

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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    Quote Originally Posted by bra|10n View Post
    Absolutely.
    Nor will I begin to argue that startpage.com is the perfect solution.
    One thing startpage is good for however, is if your using TOR, since Google actually actively block tor a large amount of the time

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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    Quote Originally Posted by cbanakis View Post
    Its not just the information logging that bothers me.



    This is what really gets me.

    I gotta wonder what is being hidden from me.

    I understand the idea is to block piracy, but how do I know what has been blocked, if its blocked?

    Could be a video of a political figure playing "The Most Dangerous Game" for all I know.

    And if such a video exists, I feel I have the right to know about it.
    The few times I've seen this notice it was only because of a lic agreement. For instance, searching for a 'free' app of some kind, and someone had posted a non-free. It has only been about piracy. It wasn't hiding anything mysterious. It isn't blocked, it has been deleted.

    I use Google, it finds me full lists of what I want faster than any other search engine. I don't think my searching habits would be of any interest to anyone else.
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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    I don't like the censorship google is applying by deciding what results I can & cannot see. The other day I was looking up a legitimate issue on firmware for a media player and google seems to only give you crap when a search involves the term 'firmware'

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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    Seems to be more...

    "How Come?"
    "Why?"

    And less...
    "I use this search engine"

    Going on here.

    Any more suggestions?

    What search engine do you usually use, that is not google?

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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    As you can see, Most people are using google.

    After this thread I decided to start using startpage. It uses google for results backend, so the results are good and useful, but it does not have google's main (for me) issues: The "personalized" search (The bubble) and the tracking. DMCA stuff does not worry me because honestly, I have never had any issues finding illegal stuff with google.

    duckduckgo seems interesting but I dunno.
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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    I use duckduckgo but most of the time I prefix the search with !g which uses google so I'm still using it....

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    Re: Alternatives to Google?

    I like duckduckgo.com the best

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