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Hope

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Search Engines
« on: August 11, 2015, 02:00:32 PM »
An interesting item on Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 show on the way in which Google (and other search engines) use information you 'provide' (in emails, internet searches, etc.) to push advertising in your direction - and that fact that they then sell this kind of data to businesses - and potentially less 'snooping' search engines.  DuckDuckGo was mentioned in this context.  Any others that folk here use to avoid Google and the 'big' names.
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Lists of what is needed and a search engine to find your nearest collector (scroll to bottom for latter) are here:  http://www.twam.uk/donate-tools

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Re: Search Engines
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 02:09:09 PM »
An interesting item on Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 show on the way in which Google (and other search engines) use information you 'provide' (in emails, internet searches, etc.) to push advertising in your direction - and that fact that they then sell this kind of data to businesses - and potentially less 'snooping' search engines.  DuckDuckGo was mentioned in this context.  Any others that folk here use to avoid Google and the 'big' names.

I am not interested in advertisements, they are more likely to put me off a product than want to buy it!

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Re: Search Engines
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 02:19:16 PM »
I am not interested in advertisements, they are more likely to put me off a product than want to buy it!
So, do you use a search engine other than Google, Bing, and most of the 'big' named search engines? 

By the way, I missed out the fact that many of these big engines 'track' your internet activity, hence affording you less privacy.
Are your, or your friends'/relatives', garages, lofts or sheds full of unused DIY gear, sewing/knitting machines or fabric and haberdashery stuff?

Lists of what is needed and a search engine to find your nearest collector (scroll to bottom for latter) are here:  http://www.twam.uk/donate-tools

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Re: Search Engines
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 02:32:31 PM »
I am not interested in advertisements, they are more likely to put me off a product than want to buy it!
So, do you use a search engine other than Google, Bing, and most of the 'big' named search engines? 

By the way, I missed out the fact that many of these big engines 'track' your internet activity, hence affording you less privacy.

I admit to using Google. I realise my activity is tracked as I get a resume every month, but as I have nothing I wish to hide it doesn't worry me.