GOOGLE feels the heat

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by true north, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. true north

    true north Registered Member

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    Bit too late

    Maybe I will even start using them again instead of more privacy conscious searcher engines, like Scroogle, Ixquick or Blackboxsearch
     
  3. sukarof

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    Re: Bit too late

    That Blackboxsearch must be doing something good because it is blocked in my employers computer :D

    The reason for blocking seems to be "Proxy Avoidance;Information Technology" I wonder what that means? Maybe that my employers IT deparment cant log the searches?
     
  4. twl845

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    Re: Bit too late

    Yeah they'll delete after 2 years UNLESS you revisit the site, which will restart the clock. What's the odds you don't return to sites you visit. I'll stick with ixquick for a while.:blink:
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    What so important about cookies? You can manually delete them. Then, if you have a dynamic IP, Bob's your niece. Finally, a simple thingie called CustomizeGoogle will stop all and any harrassment without imparing search capabilities.
    Mrk
     
  6. twl845

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    What if you like to search for strange stuff. You haven't done anything wrong but at some point someone accuses you of a strange crime. They search your Google history back a couple of years and find all your strange searches. The DA will tell the jury "there you have it. What more do you need to convict.":D
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Well, that's not how things work - at least how I see it / where I live.
    Searching for strange stuff is hardly a crime, is it?
    Mrk
     
  8. ronjor

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    Several off topic posts removed. Please stay on topic.

    In addition, avoid any posts that violate the Terms Of Service for using these forums.
     
  9. delta87

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    So if Google's cookies can be made useless because of a randomized IP's from one of these third party search gateways, like black box, then why do the sites that show you your IP not show you as black box's random IP? Does the fake IP only work to mess up google's cookies, and not other websites that you're linked to by google from blackbox? o_O
     
  10. caspian

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    I did a search through blackbox for http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm?GetLocation. As soon as I clicked on the link when it popped up, it showed my real IP. So what's the point? Maybe the initial search term through blackbox doesn't show your IP, but as soon as you click on one of the links that it pulls up, your true IP is there all the same.
     
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