Seven ways to keep your search history private

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. malformed

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    The biggest threat is Google - but all the main search engines are a similar threat, I've always used alternative search sites like http://www.scroogle.org/scraper.html and generally use tor for regular browsing especially including search queries, only excluding the few sites I trust.

    Away from the web, people are willing to sell their privacy for peanuts, just look at the memberships of such things like "Air Miles" and the user data that generates.

    While I think it's pertinent to protect myself from the data collection of search giants, I don't think society on mass knows, or cares - sadly. This type of information should be part of online security 101 - the basics. It's good that you highlighted this article ronjor, and good on Preston Gralla for covering the topic.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Nice tips, although I don't see any great in your searches being profiles. How does it matter, on the grand scale? You get more ads via Google ads? And if you block those, you don't even see them.

    But all in all, not bad.

    Furthermore, Firefox + some handy extensions, like refcontrol, noscript, adblock, customizegoogle, cookie extensions of some sort = great privacy. Very handy and recommended for all who find this subject important.

    Mrk
     
  4. Renegade182

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    FYI...you can turn off the search history feature in Google.
     
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