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  • DuckDuckGo can now block the Google Chrome tracking method, FLoC

    04/13/2021 12:49:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies ^ | APRIL 13, 2021 | by Sarah Katz , Tech Xplore
    In an attempt to better track users and predict their search habits, Google Chrome has developed FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts). FLoC provides visibility into user data to any website that desires this information. In fact, FLoC places each user in an ID group to help websites recognize and target individuals. In response, the alternative search engine DuckDuckGo has come out with an extension for Chrome that can block FLoC tracking. Furthermore, users now have the option of using either the DuckDuckGo application or extension to entirely opt out of FLoC monitoring. Google first implemented FLoC in order to offer...
  • Creating a conservative custom search page (how and why)

    02/24/2020 5:01:18 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 25 replies
    daniel1212 | Mon, 02/24/20 | daniel1212
    As we see Google increasingly becoming both politically correct in what it provides as search results (and I have not found other search engines to be much better), as well as (it seems to me) favoring pages that provide brief, cursory info (likely due to mobile devices), then I want to create a custom search engine for conservative (mainly political/ideological) issues, which Google enables one to do. And which is relatively easy to do, and here it is as of now, (look for search bar in top left corner). That is the public URL, though Google provides a code...
  • Google: Any alternatives?

    06/25/2019 6:43:28 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 86 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Search. E-mail. Video, browser, etc. Plain & simple: What's the alternative to you-know-who? Better start listing them, and start the re-alignment.
  • Google is Sabotaging World Net Daily [aw!m vanity]

    10/01/2018 2:14:25 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 16 replies
    google search
    Joe Farah has always been this forum's friend since the beginning. Chuck Norris runs a column there. Many wonderful people. When I say 'sabotage', I mean it. Six ways to Sunday -- WND is buried. I have a laggy connection, and WND's page is too fancy, a tough load. I use a google cache to go there. WND is buried under tons of junk pages trashing it, and then when I load the cache it malfunctions.
  • Advice for internet surfers

    08/30/2018 1:35:17 PM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 43 replies
    self | 083018 | self
    If you are tired of Google and Silicon Valley censorship, I suggest that you do as I do: 1. For search, I use You can add this as an app to your phone and use it on your PC as well. It acts like the old google search and claims not to track or show bias. 2. For my browser, instead of Chrome, Explorer or Safari, I use Again, no tracking and no bias that I am aware of. 3. For news, I go to and its sister sites such as Here you will find links...
  • Browser and search engine team up to help you stay private on the internet

    03/25/2018 8:12:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/25/18 | Jim Bray
    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you." I don't know, or care, who said that originally, but in this age of hacking and cyber corruption – and the deep state trying desperately to defeat the forces of light - it's becoming increasingly clear that there appears to be folks out in cyberspace who don't have your best interests in mind. Indeed, you may have heard about how Facebook and Google have been revealed as corrupt data miners more interested in raking in cash and helping their fellow political travellers than in providing the benign...
  • Ungoogleable: What doesn’t show up when you search the web?

    08/12/2017 11:44:16 AM PDT · by be-baw · 38 replies ^ | August 12, 2017 | Daniel Bean
    Did you know when you search the internet, you're not actually searching the whole internet? Google is the largest search service in the world. But even with trillions of websites indexed, Google’s search only covers about four percent of the net. So what exactly is the 96 percent of the internet that’s ungoogleable? The "mysterious" Deep Web, as tech expert Shelly Palmer facetiously called it in an interview with Circa, is the internet that isn’t indexable by search engines. "It's mostly private information that actually should be private and is set up to be that way," Palmer said. This is...
  • Say goodbye to Google: 14 alternative search engines

    08/07/2017 11:16:48 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 75 replies
    Search Engine Watch ^ | Feb. 25, 2016 | Christopher Ratcliff
    Right now though maybe we should be paying more attention to the alternatives. Maybe our daily lives and, for some of us, careers shouldn’t need to balance on the fickle algorithm changes of the world’s most valuable company. Let’s see what else is out there in the non-Google world. It’s not that scary, I promise. Although you may want to bring a coat. Bing -- Microsoft’s search engine is the second most popular search engine in the world, with 15.8% of the search market. DuckDuckGo --The key feature of DuckDuckGo is that it doesn’t retain its users’ data, so it...
  • Google's 'left-wing bias has alienated its own workers': Senior engineer claims colleagues with…[tr]

    08/06/2017 8:10:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 22:59 EDT, 6 August 2017 | David Gardner
    Internet giant Google has been accused by one of its own employees of “alienating conservatives” with its politically correct left-wing bias. A senior software engineer at the company claimed in a document that was distributed to colleagues that right-wing employees were forced to keep their views “in the closet” to avoid hostility. The unnamed employee’s outburst also triggered a gender row as he suggested “biological causes” and “neuroticism” were responsible for the lack of women in top tech jobs. His arguments that men have a higher drive for status and women are “more prone to anxiety” triggered an angry backlash...
  • How to use Google without being tracked (and 4 search engines that never track you)

    10/20/2015 11:02:20 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 25 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 10/20/2015 | Zach Epstein
    I love how “evil” Google is. Do you hear that, Google? I want you to have all of my data, as long as you keep protecting it. I want you to learn everything you can about me, and I want you to use that data to make my life better. I want you to make my life easier. I want services like Google Now to give me information before I even know I need it. I want it all. But many people aren’t in the same boat as me, and there are plenty of very valid reasons to want to...
  • Google May Add Structured Markup & Data To Ranking Algorithm (hiding anti-Establishment news)

    09/14/2015 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Search Engine Land ^ | 09/11/15 | Barry Schwartz
    Google hints it may decide to use structured data in its ranking algorithm some day, though the company has previously denied it. Structured data, structured markup and rich snippets have always been about helping Google and search engines understand your content and potentially lead to Google making your search result snippet richer, with the goal of increasing your click-through rate from the organic results to your page. Google has said, time and time again, that these are not used in the ranking algorithm to make a Web page rank better. They have said that adding structured markup to your pages...
  • Libs Already Regret Net Neutrality; Google to Filter Search Results by "Fact"

    03/02/2015 12:42:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | March 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, folks, just as I predicted, a bunch of liberals, a bunch of leftists have started learning what is in net neutrality, and they are unhappy. The Wall Street Journal has a headline: "Liberals Mugged by Obamanet -- Buyer's remorse is already setting in for Google and other 'net neutrality' proponents." You know what the one thing that none of these people ever figured on? None of them, none of these leftists ever dreamed Obama would do what they have now discovered is part of net neutrality. That is: The Regime is going to regulate content. They...
  • Google Threat to FreeRepublic

    08/29/2014 10:19:41 PM PDT · by Wuli · 178 replies
    8/30/2014 | Wuli
    Twice in the past 30 minutes, when executing a link to one of the FreeRepublic posts, Firefox sent me a warning page that the "site" I was going to was a malware threat. In more detail, the notice explained that it gets that threat info from Google, and that FreeRepublic had been identified as a "malware" threat. Who knows if some troll got p-o'd or if WH trolls are involved in having set up the threat notice at Google. I don't know what the mods can do.
  • ‘Right to be forgotten’ ruling is backfiring, says Data watchdog (European Union ruling)

    07/24/2014 8:38:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 01:00 | Laura Slattery
    Google’s interpretation of the European Court of Justice’s “right to be forgotten” ruling is prejudicing the intention of the court, the State’s data protection watchdog said yesterday, as regulators and search engine giants met in Brussels to discuss the matter. Billy Hawkes, who will shortly retire as Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, described the ruling as “a very difficult decision by the European Court of Justice”. The ruling, made in May, has effectively exposed Google to criticism both for removing links and for refusing requests for links to be removed. …
  • This is Why the FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Could Disempower Communities of Color

    04/29/2014 3:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fusion ^ | April 28, 2014 | Jorge Rivas
    Out of 1.2 trillion Google searches in 2012, Trayvon Martin was the ninth most searched event. But the unarmed black teen who was fatally shot in Florida may have never become a household name if it wasn’t for Twitter, Facebook and the blogs that kept his story in the news until it reached a national level. Now black and Latino net neutrality advocates say it will be much harder, and maybe even impossible, to catapult stories like Martin’s to a national level if new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ‘fast lane’ rules are implemented. Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman...
  • Alleged search engine sexism draws complaints

    11/03/2013 8:39:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.03.2013 | Friedel Taube
    What do people around the world really think about a woman’s place in the world? Google knows! And any Internet user can easily find out. Just type in the two words “women should” into the search engine, and Google’s auto-complete function will come up with a selection of startling suggestions: “Women should… know their place… not work… stay at home… not speak in church…” You get similar results from the US version of Google’s competitor, Yahoo. DW asked Google Germany why this should be. “The suggestions are generated automatically based on many different factors, including the popularity of particular search...
  • The world’s Most Dangerous Search Engine

    02/08/2013 7:39:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    San Diego CityBeat ^ | Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 | Dave Maass
    Aren’t you glad Shodan is in the hands of good guys like John Matherly?Ask John Matherly if he’s a hacker, and he’ll struggle for a moment with the term. On one hand, he’s a hacker, in the sense that he’s an innovative programmer, arms deep in the information-security industry. On the other, he’s hypersensitive to how his baby—a project called Shodan—is portrayed in the press. In the past year, it’s surged in notoriety and not just in technology publications, such as Ars Technica and Wired. Shodan’s been the subject of multiple Washington Post investigative features, profiled on Dutch television and...
  • Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet

    08/02/2013 8:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CNN Money ^ | April 8, 2013 | David Goldman
    "When people don't see stuff on Google, they think no one can find it. That's not true." That's according to John Matherly, creator of Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet. Unlike Google, which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the Internet's back channels. It's a kind of "dark" Google, looking for the servers, webcams, printers, routers and all the other stuff that is connected to and makes up the Internet. (Shodan's site was slow to load Monday following the publication of this story.) Shodan runs 24/7 and collects information on about 500 million connected devices and...
  • Yahoo to shut down pioneering AltaVista search site

    07/06/2013 11:20:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1 July 2013 | Last updated at 07:19 ET
    Pioneering search engine AltaVista is due to be shut down on 8 July. AltaVista was one of the first search engines to index significant amounts of web content, and proved hugely popular before Google debuted. … AltaVista was launched in 1995 when search engines generally did a poor job of logging information on the web’s rapidly growing population of sites. The search engine was popular because it had indexed about 20 million webpages, far more than any rival at the time. It developed its own “crawler” technology that did the job of finding web pages and logging what was on...
  • Seeking Surveillance Safe Search Engines

    06/17/2013 7:01:42 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 11 replies
    FOSS Force ^ | 14 June 2013 | Christine Hall
    While helping our colleague Dave Bean as he worked to get his essay on Google and the NSA ready for publication, I found myself wondering if any of this latest news on the government’s forcing their nose into everybody-in-the-world’s business would have any lasting effect. Sadly, I figured not–if there was any change, it’d only be temporary. I’ve spent too many years on this planet to expect too much in the way of permanent change for the better. DuckDuckGo’s main page. Click to enlarge.Sadly, I’m of the generation that learned of the advent of global warming way back in the...