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

 
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02/03/2012 03:24 PM
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I have StartPage.com as my homepage PLUS I have the StartPage add on for the firefox search bar.
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02/03/2012 03:38 PM
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Google is nothing without the people who use it. The only solution, stop using it. This is something anyone can do.
 Quoting: Plasmare


Same old story,,,the sheep will sadly go along with it,,if only ehhhh,,,,,
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02/03/2012 03:44 PM
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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


For those of you in the USA, are you aware of [link to www.whitepages.com?] A few days ago I was curious to see if friends and relatives were listed. One name I entered showed the full name and address PLUS the apartment number of a certain individual. Not good.

I called this person and the website erased this information immediately upon request.
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02/03/2012 03:52 PM
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Try dividing a companies value…like Google or FB…by how many are really, truly active and doing things / buying things via those sites.

They are paying quite a bit per head!

I wonder what the impact of the alternates noted in this thread will be over time. Will they turn stealth or "evil"?
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02/03/2012 04:02 PM
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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..
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7774914


Ixquick is better
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02/03/2012 04:12 PM
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I have a gmail account, use it on my tablet and a couple other places like Amazon. So think I'll change those to my other email and close Google altogether. I like to use ixquick for search also.
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02/03/2012 04:26 PM
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I have a gmail account, use it on my tablet and a couple other places like Amazon. So think I'll change those to my other email and close Google altogether. I like to use ixquick for search also.
 Quoting: breakfree


using a tablet is like being an open book to these corp/gov dataminers no matter what service you use from it.
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02/03/2012 04:34 PM
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I tried telling em this last week ... to the sound of crickets
 Quoting: DanG 1487452


I heard you then, Dan, set my homepage to it, been using startpage ever since, love it, thanks.
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02/03/2012 04:42 PM
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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 haven't read after page 1, but I thought google owns startpage ??
iirc.....
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02/03/2012 04:44 PM
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bump

DONE
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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 haven't read after page 1, but I thought google owns startpage ??
iirc.....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10055305


not shillin btw, unless it was a couple of shills that posted the info I read??
hmmmmm

anyone confirm who owns startpage.com & I mean REALLY owns it
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02/03/2012 04:53 PM
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Google uses something called "GOOGLE ANALYTICS". Its hidden in MOST website. For non tech savyy people, you dont even know its there. Its called a "script". They are used to build websites and also hidden in the ads. Google is so big now, most domains and website developers use Google scripts. Mostly because of ease of use, advertising, and popularity. That is their tracking mechanism. If you right click on a website and select "page source" and search "Google". You will get TONS of scripts hidden within these pages. For example if you go to Facebook, you will see these scripts being used. Hence the ads on the right tailored to ONLY you and your "likes".

 Quoting: TheTruthNeverLies


You are 100% correct, but if you load up the host file on your pc from this site, [link to winhelp2002.mvps.org]
your browser wont load anything from google, or the hundreds of other tracking sites. It also wont load any of the ad's that surround this site, (bonus).

Your web browser will speed up at least 10 times as its not sending and receiving tracking cookies all over the place.

Try it, it does work, and Google wont be getting any info from you, (shame).

bump
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10110253


is this for real or BS?
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02/03/2012 05:10 PM
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I recently switched to Blekko as my search engine instead of Google.

So far its been great and I haven't missed the "other" search engine at all!

The main reason I chose Blekko instead of Startpage was because Blekko is not "enhanced by Google".

Check it out for yourself...

www.blekko.com
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02/03/2012 05:17 PM
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seems quite good so far

[link to gibiru.com]
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02/03/2012 05:26 PM
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mail.com is worst that's AOL

Well this means I will need to close my gmail account. Any suggestions????
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1329586


mail.com works for me.

I've also shut down three gmail accounts and changed, so they might start getting the message if a few more million do it as well.

bump
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02/03/2012 05:28 PM
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So does this extend also out to Google Android smartphones?
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02/03/2012 05:45 PM
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Gmail alternatives:


[link to www.mail.com (secure)]
[link to www.gmx.com (secure)]
[link to lavabit.com (secure)]
[link to www.in.com]

Search engine: [link to duckduckgo.com (secure)]
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02/03/2012 05:49 PM
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I always kind of liked Scroogle.
[link to www.scroogle.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2857182


hmmm ,this is what I get from Scroogle :(

Forbidden
so sorry...
Google is temporarily blocking this Scroogle server.

Please wait ten minutes before trying again.
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02/03/2012 05:49 PM
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If you REALLY knew how to play the game, you would not close those accts......and here is why.

Closing them only places you in a catagory of resistance, more likely to fight and could be labeled in an ill manner.

Instead, use the system like a "good" boy. But keep your privacy off the net period. Maybe an alter ego online, or some form of deception tactic. If you are going to be labeled, what would you want that label to be? Make it happen, live in privacy.

We should not put our lives out there so much. That is the simplest and most effective answer.
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02/03/2012 05:51 PM
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Try to buy a "non-smart" phone these days. Where is the basic cell phone with out the bells and whistles?

Ahh ha....know we are thinking
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02/03/2012 05:54 PM
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www.startpage.com
www.startingpage.com
www.ixquick.com

Are all the same. ???

smell something
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02/03/2012 05:55 PM
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suggest permanent bump and pin.
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02/03/2012 06:29 PM
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 Quoting: Talking to Idiots 9877350


wth? Now I need to get a new phone too? :(
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02/03/2012 06:39 PM
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Here's another private search engine!
I hope everyone has such an amazing weekend!!
Love you guys!!
[link to gibiru.com]
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02/03/2012 07:35 PM

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www.startpage.com
www.startingpage.com
www.ixquick.com

Are all the same. ???

smell something
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9059073

YES!

Apparently some people had trouble remembering the name Ixquick, so when noted privacy expert Katherine Albrecht went to work for them, she added the domains startpage.com and startingpage.com

Just like when you type in www.georgenoory.com, you actually go to www.coasttocoast.com
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 haven't read after page 1, but I thought google owns startpage ??
iirc.....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10055305


not shillin btw, unless it was a couple of shills that posted the info I read??
hmmmmm

anyone confirm who owns startpage.com & I mean REALLY owns it
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10055305

Ixquick's Startpage.com metasearch engine is owned by a Dutch company, Surfboard Holding BV [link to en.wikipedia.org (secure)]
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arkay (OP)

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02/03/2012 08:18 PM

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If you REALLY knew how to play the game, you would not close those accts......and here is why.

Closing them only places you in a catagory of resistance, more likely to fight and could be labeled in an ill manner.

Instead, use the system like a "good" boy. But keep your privacy off the net period. Maybe an alter ego online, or some form of deception tactic. If you are going to be labeled, what would you want that label to be? Make it happen, live in privacy.

We should not put our lives out there so much. That is the simplest and most effective answer.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1405546


I really like this type of thinking.

years ago I learnt that the best way to really screw up your bank manager if he wouldnt be helpful was to not "close" your bank account, but to meerley move your existing account to the same bank but in the next nearest town.

Thats when they will start pointing the guns at the manager, and you cop nothing for your efforts, in fact the next manager will probably be pretty careful with you when he learns on the grapevine what has happened to is nearby colleague!
very clever thinking.
arkay (OP)

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02/03/2012 08:22 PM

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mmm, BTW we should try to get this thread re-pinned again, lots of people are getting really goo info here and all for their own benefit.

I stayed up till 6am to help it stay active but eventually needed sleep...!

Can I respectfully request a few pin suggestions as a response to all the great submissions and info that is on here, everyone needs the chance to see this...thanks to everyone
arkay (OP)

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02/03/2012 11:33 PM

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Just a thought and keep this up on the front page so everyone can benefit...(please suggest a re-pin)

Why is it that companies start humble and greatful for anything that they might get, but when they grow and get big, they think that they are absolutely invincible and that they then somehow "inherrit" the power to dictate to the very people that made them succesful, how and what to think and behave?

I dont understand that...it is absolute arrogance at its best and from my view point, Id rather use a search engine that might be a bit antiquated rather than have my entire life profiled for someone elses monetary benefit.

When do they offer to pay me for being me?

And for which they can profit from...that is seriously sick BS.

sorry, no apolagies on this one, Im hard and fast on my rights.
arkay (OP)

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02/04/2012 02:09 AM

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Just a thought and keep this up on the front page so everyone can benefit...(please suggest a re-pin)

Why is it that companies start humble and greatful for anything that they might get, but when they grow and get big, they think that they are absolutely invincible and that they then somehow "inherrit" the power to dictate to the very people that made them succesful, how and what to think and behave?

I dont understand that...it is absolute arrogance at its best and from my view point, Id rather use a search engine that might be a bit antiquated rather than have my entire life profiled for someone elses monetary benefit.

When do they offer to pay me for being me?

And for which they can profit from...that is seriously sick BS.

sorry, no apolagies on this one, Im hard and fast on my rights.
 Quoting: arkay


Well I just took another bann hit for an hour or so.

No problems and no complaint...just GLP's software targeting me ...AGAIN...for using

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

it always gives a false IP address and it really does protect your privacy as discussed earlier.

so...

will a few of you please suggest that this thread get pinned again so that more GLP ers can get this benefit...there havent been anywhere near enough "viewers" on this thread to impact on Google's assasination of our privacy.

For crying out loud...they (google) actually connect with your EFF BEE EYE...is this what you want?
arkay (OP)

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02/04/2012 02:20 AM

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Here's another private search engine!
I hope everyone has such an amazing weekend!!
Love you guys!!
[link to gibiru.com]
 Quoting: Taintedangel


Thank you for your input...

This is what this thread is about....choices

And more importantly good ones.so Ive given you a karma for that...cheers

sexist I know...but I really like your Avitar...hope its you...might have a sweet dream about that...sorry my bad

Last Edited by arkay on 02/04/2012 02:25 AM

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