Sunday, February 06, 2011

StartingPage performs Google web searches with privacy

Long live StartingPage.

Every time you use a regular search engine, your search data is recorded. Major search engines capture your IP address and use tracking cookies to make a record of your search terms, the time of your visit, and the links you choose - then they store that information in a giant database. Those searches reveal a shocking amount of personal information about you, such as your interests, family circumstances, political leanings, medical conditions, and more. This information is modern-day gold for marketers, government officials, hackers and criminals - all of whom would love to get their hands on your private search data.
I wonder how they can do that. I can't imagine Google is cool with it. Here is the StartingPage search page.
Five scientific reasons the Dark Side will always win. Number five: "The color black is scientifically proven to intimidate people."

A different kind of war porn. I've linked this before, but it's cool enough to mention again. It's a promotional video for MineWolf demining systems. Pretty exciting for a promotional video.

I tried to think of a theme for tonight's ONT, but notice was short. But then it hit me like Anderson Cooper: Dogs. Dogs and video games. You know, since they're thematically related.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Pastorius.
Unless you uncheck collect history in your google account ,google stores everything you ever searched or looked at.
As an alternative you can use the Google encrypt search engine(Https) ,like that the servers don't see what you search for,but still keep the history unchecked in your account.