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Offline vilde

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Alternative search engine
« on: 2012/03/01, 18:00:16 »
With Googles new "spying on me because it is good for me rules" among other shit from them I don't fell for using them anymore.

Please give me some good alternative

Offline michaaa62

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« Reply #1 on: 2012/03/01, 19:19:03 »
Because scroogle.org is history since a couple of days, i am using startpage.com for a couple of days.
At least the first three 'sponsored' links are blocked by my adblock settings, that may serve as kind of hint. ;)

Offline cryptosteve

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« Reply #2 on: 2012/03/01, 19:48:39 »
Yes, startpage.com is really cool ...
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Offline GoinEasy9

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RE: Alternative search engine
« Reply #3 on: 2012/03/02, 04:04:18 »
And I have DuckDuckGo as my default search engine.
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Offline titan

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RE: Alternative search engine
« Reply #4 on: 2012/03/02, 09:46:42 »
I have been using DuckDuck Go for over a year off and on and it is certainly getting better.

Offline vilde

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« Reply #5 on: 2012/03/02, 10:06:39 »
Ok thanks for the suggestions, looks good.

To change to new search engines in the search bar in Iceweasel is easy but how do I change the search engine Iceweasel use when I type something in the address bar?

Edit:

Found a solution myself, http://blog.dale.id.au/archives/604

Offline ayla

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« Reply #6 on: 2012/03/02, 10:30:32 »
Hi,

I changed in about:config

browser.search.defaultenginename from string "google" to "DuckDuckGo".

Works for me

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Offline ralul

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« Reply #7 on: 2012/03/02, 11:41:04 »
@ayla,

und wenn du noch eine Kennung "LinuxMint" einbaust, können die an deinen Klicks sogar noch mitverdienen.

... Hmm, irgendwie sollte auch siduction solch einen Sponsor haben.

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Offline tuxic

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« Reply #8 on: 2012/03/02, 12:18:58 »
...just noticed that startpage.com is "enhanced by Google".
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Offline devil

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« Reply #9 on: 2012/03/02, 14:01:27 »
from their website:

Startpage offers you Web search results from Google in complete privacy!

When you search with Startpage, we remove all identifying information from your query and submit it anonymously to Google ourselves. We get the results and return them to you in total privacy.

Your IP address is never recorded, your visit is not logged, and no tracking cookies are placed on your browser. When it comes to protecting your privacy, Startpage runs the tightest ship on the Internet. Our outstanding privacy policy and thoughtful engineering give you great search results in total anonymity. Here are some of our key features:

Free proxy surfing available.
Praised by privacy experts worldwide.
Twelve-year company track record.
Third-party certified.
No IP address recorded.
No record is made of your searches.
No identifying or tracking cookies used.
Powerful SSL encryption available.

nadir

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« Reply #10 on: 2012/03/12, 05:45:38 »
In general i use duckduck.go, and sometimes startpage.

I don't fully understand how seeks works, but here are public nodes:
http://www.seeks-project.info/search.php/websearch-hp
http://seeks-project.info/wiki/index.php/List_of_Web_Seeks_nodes


and yacy is completely above me (it gives me very strange results):
http://yacy.net/

craigevil

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« Reply #11 on: 2012/03/13, 23:33:55 »
Save settings without cookies - https://startpage.com/eng/urlgenerator-details.html
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You can save your Startpage preferences by clicking on the "SAVE MY SETTING" button on the "MY SETTINGS" page.
–   This will save your settings on your computer in a 'cookie'- a small piece of data stored on your hard drive - called 'preferences'.
–   Startpage's 'preferences' cookie is a non-identifiable cookie and safe to accept, but cookies in general can pose a threat to your privacy.
–   People who prefer not to accept cookies or delete them regularly would not be able to keep their preferences this way.
–   For those people, Startpage has especially provided the "Generate URL" button at the bottom of the "MY SETTINGS" page.
–   Pushing that button a specific Startpage URL containing your selected settings will be generated.
–   It can be generated in readable or obfuscated form.
–   The generated URL can now be be directly set as your homepage or copied and used as a bookmark.
–   Using this URL all of your preferences will be used the next time you visit Ixquick.
–   Startpage continues to offer you privacy-enhancing features for searching the web safely!


duckduckgo does something similar
DuckDuckGo URL Params - https://duckduckgo.com/params.html

Plus duckduckgo works with tor, it has an onion address.
http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/

Startpage, ixquick, and duckduckgo can be searched using surfraw

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Offline pit

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« Reply #13 on: 2012/05/16, 13:32:07 »
Quote from: "craigevil"
Startpage, ixquick, and duckduckgo can be searched using surfraw


I didn't know surfraw. This is a really nice tool! But sadly startpage is not part of the game. I guess one could add it, but I'm not able to write the needed file in /usr/lib/surfraw.

kris99

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« Reply #14 on: 2012/05/17, 11:27:47 »
Use ixquick instead. Startpage is coming from ixquick.com

Kris