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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by manyroads » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:03 am

Amazon (CIA partner)
Wow... I did not know the CIA had 'partners'. :eek:
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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by Leo » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:10 am

I use Chrome, Eadwine... :confused2:

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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by manyroads » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:18 am

I use chromium (even though I wish they had a more colorful icon). :lipsrsealed:

As for a search engine, I use Google most frequently (dum...dum...dum..) :eek: The results it provides are superior to all the others I have tried... I search for a lot of "needles in haystacks" and I need to use multiple languages (when google fails to turn up information, I go to national search platforms/tools when searching in German and Russian).

I figure most of the marketing geniuses who would use/steal my search data would find very little useful. When I worry about 'safety', there is always Tor
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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by richb » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:26 am

Google Chrome and Google search. Tried Chromium but had issues with it regarding my favorite extension, Checker Plus for Gmail.
Locked down a number of things on their Privacy page such as location services. I would guess many do not know they have the ability to do that.
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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:31 am

Leo wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:10 am
I use Chrome, Eadwine... :confused2:

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So do I ;) Been doing so for YEARS.

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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by Gerson » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:38 am

Since the Brave browser came out I used it alternately and now I have left it as the default in my MX 18 and as a search engine I left Qwant. I get two things, more browsing speed and no crawling in my searches. It is in Github in stable and development.
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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by Redacted » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:39 am

manyroads wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:18 am
I use Google most frequently (dum...dum...dum..) :eek: The results it provides are superior to all the others I have tried..
I have tried and tried to use DDG, but the results are nothing compared to Google - especially with computer questions.
Many times I've entered the same search string into both to compare, and Google is better by far.
The same goes to a lesser extent with Startpage, even though they're supposed to supply Google results. I do not get the same results as in Google - again, mainly with computer questions. Who knows why? :confused:

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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by manyroads » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:48 am

@redacted I have tested and noticed the same especially with respect to genealogical, cartographic, historical and other 'old/ historic' published materials
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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by paul1149 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:18 am

I use https://searx.me/?q=%s. I like the extra things DDG does for the user experience, but the actual search results remain lacking. Searx.me is a meta engine, and you can include dozens of base engines in the search, including google. Results are excellent, as is speed, and hits are dated when possible. The basic interface isn't great so I use a style sheet to make it more readable.

For images I usually use Yandex. Results are excellent (except on parochial US searches, since yandex is Russian), and I can hover-zoom them using the Imagus extension. I do NOT have a yandex account though, because I don't trust them. For US image searches I use DDG.
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Re: Duck,duck,go

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Post by zorzi » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:42 pm

Well, I don't think other search engines are so bad that we cannot free ourselves from Google.

I mainly use Qwant, DuckDuckGo and Searx. Even if I removed Google from my browsers, sadness is I can't help myself to check sometimes on Google some unsuccessful searches...

But I try to avoid Google as often as possible.
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