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GOOGLE'S PRIVACY CHANGES- A SIMPLE INSTANT CURE FOR EVERYONE

 
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You've got to be kidding. Goggle has screwed up their search algorithms for the sake of ad revenue. They used have a decent search within search but they decided to lose that. It used to be that a search for a particular company would bring up that company url but now you get refering sites first.
"search algorithms are not a precise as google."

ROFLMAO

startpage works well, like a tor. however the search algorithms are not a precise as google.
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Google's new algorithm sucks. I can't find what I am looking for any more.
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You should see if you can Google a fix for it. ROFL
Sorry, wouldn't resist.
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hahaha...sweet

love the humor...

should be a lot more of it.

And I have to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who has visited this thread, you have all been polite, decent and generous with all your information, and for that I commend and thank you all.

This site can be, well, a bit challenging, but Ive yet to suffer any real character attacks, so I do believe that there are a huge number of readers and contributors that have a pretty good level of intelect and Id like to thank you all for your participation.

I know that this might sound a bit self serving, but its not, its a recognisition and acknowledgement of respect of people who just care and want to contribute, ultimately this is what shapes our world, one person at a time...6 degrees of seperation, is what I'm told is the term today.
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Google's new algorithm sucks. I can't find what I am looking for any more.
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thats cause its rigged for monetization.
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Only problem - what happens when Google tell Startpage they cannot use their search results any more!hiding
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Thanks Arkay.

In recent times we have been told that Google intends to change its policies regarding sharing information it collects on us.

Naturally this is an untennable and totally obnoxious concept to our valued privacy.

Even Microsoft according to a side heading on todays GLP's main page..the third of Feb 2012, have very publicly criticized Google's intentions, with a heavy advertising campaign, and rightfully so.

Fortunately there is a simple cure that will circumvent this intrusion, all you need to do is to copy and paste the following into your existing browsers "Start Page"
I use IE, so I can only vouch for its use there and it appears to be functioning perfectly.

Here it is...

[link to www.startpage.com (secure)]

If anyone can find fault or further endorse this Im certain everyone will appreciate the information being supplied.
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My take on this whole thing, geared more at YouTubers but its on the same topic.



IF YOU ARE A VLOGGER PLEASE DO NOT LET THESE BASTARDS SHUT YOU DOWN!

WE MUST GO ON OR THEY HAVE WON!

Last Edited by ItsMaKa2 on 02/03/2012 11:24 AM
YouTube Channel
[link to www.youtube.com]

US Nationwide Scanner Audio And Chat
[link to scancast.webs.com]
mehitable

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In recent times we have been told that Google intends to change its policies regarding sharing information it collects on us.

Naturally this is an untennable and totally obnoxious concept to our valued privacy.

Even Microsoft according to a side heading on todays GLP's main page..the third of Feb 2012, have very publicly criticized Google's intentions, with a heavy advertising campaign, and rightfully so.

Fortunately there is a simple cure that will circumvent this intrusion, all you need to do is to copy and paste the following into your existing browsers "Start Page"
I use IE, so I can only vouch for its use there and it appears to be functioning perfectly.

Here it is...

[link to www.startpage.com (secure)]

If anyone can find fault or further endorse this Im certain everyone will appreciate the information being supplied.
 Quoting: arkay


I have been using Start Page exclusively since Google announced its privacy changes. Start page is great, functions as well as Google, from what I can see. They act as a wall between you and Google...you submit your search question on Start Page....they submit it to Google so your IP is not seen...then they send the result back to you. So you are getting Google results without the Google intrusion. Start page is known as Ixquick in Europe, and was started by real privacy advocates who are devoted to this topic. They're also working on developing other products like mail that would be like Google's services, which are great products, IMHO, but without the loss of privacy and tracking. I'm moving away from Google in pretty much all areas myself. It's kind of sad for me as Google does make very useful products, but it's not worth the deal with the devil to keep using them.
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Only problem - what happens when Google tell Startpage they cannot use their search results any more!hiding
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Yep...good point.

My take on that would be that they might request a tiny donation that would allow them to employ some computer wiz kids and improve what they can offer, as previously stated, I'd be happy to pay say a $5.00 a year fee for a completely secure service and if another couple of million people did the same then google would look like mud.

Have a think about just how many people actually use their "service" today...for gods sake GLP gets over a million views a day...think about that for a bit!

I'll bet Trinity loves those figures, Ive been in business and if I could show my bank manager that activity, I know that he'd be taking me out for dinner at least once a week, every week!
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bump
There's only one instant, and it's right now. And it's eternity
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In recent times we have been told that Google intends to change its policies regarding sharing information it collects on us.

Naturally this is an untennable and totally obnoxious concept to our valued privacy.

Even Microsoft according to a side heading on todays GLP's main page..the third of Feb 2012, have very publicly criticized Google's intentions, with a heavy advertising campaign, and rightfully so.

Fortunately there is a simple cure that will circumvent this intrusion, all you need to do is to copy and paste the following into your existing browsers "Start Page"
I use IE, so I can only vouch for its use there and it appears to be functioning perfectly.

Here it is...

[link to www.startpage.com (secure)]

If anyone can find fault or further endorse this Im certain everyone will appreciate the information being supplied.
 Quoting: arkay


How does this address my Android, which requires a Google login to operate, or my Gmail, or the calendar and other Google services I use?

Google has a lot more than search, it's not as simple as you are suggesting.
arkay (OP)

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In recent times we have been told that Google intends to change its policies regarding sharing information it collects on us.

Naturally this is an untennable and totally obnoxious concept to our valued privacy.

Even Microsoft according to a side heading on todays GLP's main page..the third of Feb 2012, have very publicly criticized Google's intentions, with a heavy advertising campaign, and rightfully so.

Fortunately there is a simple cure that will circumvent this intrusion, all you need to do is to copy and paste the following into your existing browsers "Start Page"
I use IE, so I can only vouch for its use there and it appears to be functioning perfectly.

Here it is...

[link to www.startpage.com (secure)]

If anyone can find fault or further endorse this Im certain everyone will appreciate the information being supplied.
 Quoting: arkay


I have been using Start Page exclusively since Google announced its privacy changes. Start page is great, functions as well as Google, from what I can see. They act as a wall between you and Google...you submit your search question on Start Page....they submit it to Google so your IP is not seen...then they send the result back to you. So you are getting Google results without the Google intrusion. Start page is known as Ixquick in Europe, and was started by real privacy advocates who are devoted to this topic. They're also working on developing other products like mail that would be like Google's services, which are great products, IMHO, but without the loss of privacy and tracking. I'm moving away from Google in pretty much all areas myself. It's kind of sad for me as Google does make very useful products, but it's not worth the deal with the devil to keep using them.
 Quoting: mehitable


now thats the sort of info I'd hoped would come forward for the readers on here...

thank you very much for your input...its a gem
mehitable

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02/03/2012 11:11 AM
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Google's new algorithm sucks. I can't find what I am looking for any more.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9581698



I think they've changed the algorithms so they can block certain results, like anything emanating from alleged "conspiracy" radio shows or websites. This is a very dishonest practice. Not only are they tracking you, but they are also rigging the search results.
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02/03/2012 11:12 AM
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been using Scroogle SSL search for years. no complaints. google changes up the algo from time to time to screw with Scroogle servers so Scroogle will go down once in awhile. in that case just use Ixquick or Startpage until Scroogle adapts which usually only takes a few minutes.

NarusInsight and other programs of it's type probably capture all of your data anyway so your expectation of privacy should be around zero; one would be wise to act accordingly. Bottom line is whether it's a phone convo, email, shortwave or whatever, it all boils down to simple data that can be captured, filtered, and stored.
Spittin'Cesium

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02/03/2012 11:14 AM

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Side issue but considering Facebook is about to launch all of its' Subs as Digital Serfs in somebody else's $150 Billion IPO I sugget a Mass Closing of Facebook Accounts on the Day they Float..or the Day before.

Destroy the NSA with a Button..Join us,unjoin Facebook.
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and that which is done is that which shall be done:and there is no new thing under the Sun.
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02/03/2012 11:16 AM
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been using Scroogle SSL search for years. no complaints. google changes up the algo from time to time to screw with Scroogle servers so Scroogle will go down once in awhile. in that case just use Ixquick or Startpage until Scroogle adapts which usually only takes a few minutes.

NarusInsight and other programs of it's type probably capture all of your data anyway so your expectation of privacy should be around zero; one would be wise to act accordingly. Bottom line is whether it's a phone convo, email, shortwave or whatever, it all boils down to simple data that can be captured, filtered, and stored.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1298661


And people have been selling/buying information for a long time now. It's big money. Even if people think their information is worth nothing they have to ask themselves, why do they want it so badly if it was worthless? Obviously people are making money off it. Selling your phone number to marketing companies, selling your email to spam companies etc.
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I've been using Bing since the Goog wants to be Nazis, Bing sucks compared to the great beast Google, but i'll get used to it..
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Google owns Bing.
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02/03/2012 11:17 AM
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The entire internet is just one big corporate google and facebook network now we need to set up our own open source internet using our own servers.
If every internet user was willing to run a server and have a wireless hotspot we could build a separate network and make it wireless and free and have no corporate scum on it.
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Startpage.com gives you google results, but you are not tracked or traced.

the only thing I don't like about startpage.com is that I hate Google, and want to avoid them entirely!
 Quoting: Missouri Foxtrotter


Don't know if anyone suggested this, but ixquick is not like startpage - which is google enhanced. Been using it for a couple of months and it works very well.
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Side issue but considering Facebook is about to launch all of its' Subs as Digital Serfs in somebody else's $150 Billion IPO I sugget a Mass Closing of Facebook Accounts on the Day they Float..or the Day before.

Destroy the NSA with a Button..Join us,unjoin Facebook.
 Quoting: Spittin'Cesium


Do this ^
The thing that hath been,
is That which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:and there is no new thing under the Sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:1
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Side issue but considering Facebook is about to launch all of its' Subs as Digital Serfs in somebody else's $150 Billion IPO I sugget a Mass Closing of Facebook Accounts on the Day they Float..or the Day before.

Destroy the NSA with a Button..Join us,unjoin Facebook.
 Quoting: Spittin'Cesium


Fecesbook? Who wants to join that pile of crap. Nothing is really free online. Except information. But then someone found a way to profit from it.

Last Edited by Plasmare on 02/03/2012 11:18 AM
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Well this means I will need to close my gmail account. Any suggestions????
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Check out fastmail. fastmail.com. I'm considering them myself. For a modest $40 a year, looks like they give you all kinds of stuff. They have free services also. There are a lot of email providers out there. Maybe not as easy to sign up for if you want a spur of the moment account, or multiple accounts, but more secure hopefully. Anything that doesn't feed the Googlebeast is good at this point.
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Digital Serfs fight back.
The thing that hath been,
is That which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:and there is no new thing under the Sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:1
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In recent times we have been told that Google intends to change its policies regarding sharing information it collects on us.

Naturally this is an untennable and totally obnoxious concept to our valued privacy.

Even Microsoft according to a side heading on todays GLP's main page..the third of Feb 2012, have very publicly criticized Google's intentions, with a heavy advertising campaign, and rightfully so.

Fortunately there is a simple cure that will circumvent this intrusion, all you need to do is to copy and paste the following into your existing browsers "Start Page"
I use IE, so I can only vouch for its use there and it appears to be functioning perfectly.

Here it is...

[link to www.startpage.com (secure)]

If anyone can find fault or further endorse this Im certain everyone will appreciate the information being supplied.
 Quoting: arkay


How does this address my Android, which requires a Google login to operate, or my Gmail, or the calendar and other Google services I use?

Google has a lot more than search, it's not as simple as you are suggesting.
 Quoting: DisasterInc


sorry mate...

Im just not that up to date with all the new toys etc...maybe someone can answer your questions, but its good to see you asking for solutions, it means that you care and are looking at alternatives and thats got to be a good thing.
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Side issue but considering Facebook is about to launch all of its' Subs as Digital Serfs in somebody else's $150 Billion IPO I sugget a Mass Closing of Facebook Accounts on the Day they Float..or the Day before.

Destroy the NSA with a Button..Join us,unjoin Facebook.
 Quoting: Spittin'Cesium


Fecesbook? Who wants to join that pile of crap. Nothing is really free online. Except information. But then someone found a way to profit from it.
 Quoting: Plasmare


Quite alot of People..lots and lots.

They are about to float us Account holders as real Digital Serfs for someone else's profit..this is where my Computer says 'No'.
The thing that hath been,
is That which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:and there is no new thing under the Sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:1
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Side issue but considering Facebook is about to launch all of its' Subs as Digital Serfs in somebody else's $150 Billion IPO I sugget a Mass Closing of Facebook Accounts on the Day they Float..or the Day before.

Destroy the NSA with a Button..Join us,unjoin Facebook.
 Quoting: Spittin'Cesium


+1

get off facebook, google, windows, android, apple and you are one step closer to untrackable freedom and most importantly FREE THOUGHT
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Go to startpage, click on privacy, then scroll down to the AOL Stalker link that shows part of the AOL databaser that was released showing peoples search strings they use.

In the box, type user #

3258251


for a laugh and a scary look at what they keep from us
Spittin'Cesium

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Side issue but considering Facebook is about to launch all of its' Subs as Digital Serfs in somebody else's $150 Billion IPO I sugget a Mass Closing of Facebook Accounts on the Day they Float..or the Day before.

Destroy the NSA with a Button..Join us,unjoin Facebook.
 Quoting: Spittin'Cesium


+1

get off facebook, google, windows, android, apple and you are one step closer to untrackable freedom and most importantly FREE THOUGHT
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10103034


I only joined FB after much bothering from Friends..esp. Friends abroad..I never consented to being an Investment Option for anyone.

Facebook is going Dowwwwnnnn.

Full Stop.

Last Edited by Spittin'Cesium on 02/03/2012 11:28 AM
The thing that hath been,
is That which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:and there is no new thing under the Sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:1
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Well this means I will need to close my gmail account. Any suggestions????
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I have 3 businesses ruining with Google apps :(.. I guess its time to dust off my ms exchange server
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Google's new algorithm sucks. I can't find what I am looking for any more.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9581698


It is not the algos, I suspect they remain almost the same... It is an overload of indexed information that piles up over the good results. The same process was seen during the AltaVista evolution.

The more they indexed the worst were the results.

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