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Bald1
04-28-2009, 05:55 PM
http://www.ixquick.com/
A self contained search engine that touts its respect for your privacy. Nice but not quite as powerful as the "big" engines.

http://www.scroogle.org/
An effortless proxy for using Google. Combines the power of one of the best search engines with privacy. My current default :)

Both are available as Firefox search engine plugins.

kv
04-28-2009, 09:57 PM
but, regardless if you look or post you are being recorded. there is no standard for privacy anymore or accuracy.

Jerry
04-29-2009, 09:24 AM
ixquick does not keep records or plant supercookies on your comp like google , I have beeb using it for a year or so . can't find it on search ad ons for FF
Ixquick Protects Your Privacy !

The only search engine that does not record your IP address.
Your privacy is under attack !

Every time you use a regular search engine, your search data are recorded.
Your search terms, the time of your visit, the links you choose, your IP address and your User ID cookies all get stored in a database.

The identity profiles that can be constructed from this cloud of information represent modern day gold for marketers.
But government officials, hackers and even criminals also have an interest in getting their hands on your personal search data.
And sooner or later they will...

What could happen ?

Consider the following story:

In August 2006, the online world was jarred by the AOL privacy scandal:
AOL released three months' worth of aggregated search data from 650,000 of its users, publishing all the details in an online database. This database is still searchable. It is an absolute eye-opener to see the potential for privacy nightmares.
—>Enter a query and find who searched for it
—>Then click on a "User ID" to find what else this user searched for

Shocked ? You are not alone.
When we search, we share our most private thoughts with our computers.
These private thoughts should be safe.

Ixquick's position:

You have a right to privacy.
Your search data should never fall into the wrong hands.
The only real solution is quickly deleting your data or not storing them to begin with.
In June 2006 we started to delete our users' privacy data within 48 hrs.
As of January 2009 we do not even record our users' IP addresses at all anymore.
We are the first and only search engine to do so.
Our initiative is receiving an overwhelmingly positive response!

Ixquick will wholeheartedly continue on its mission to offer you great search results in the best possible privacy!

Ixquick Warranties:

European Privacy Seal
On July 14th 2008 Ixquick received the first European Privacy Seal from European Data Protection Supervisor Mr. Peter Hustinx. The Seal officially confirms the privacy promises we make to our users. It makes Ixquick the first and only EU-approved search engine. Both EU Commissioner Viviane Reding and Dr.Thilo Weichert, German Privacy Commissioner complemented Ixquick on its privacy achievements.
You can find the press release h

ee
04-29-2009, 10:46 AM
I do fake searches just to fool the people who are after me.

Jerry
04-29-2009, 11:18 AM
they have an ad on that does that for FF