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Old 06-30-2020, 09:31 AM   #1
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I canít use google anymore itís just a joke. I need recommendations on an alternative search engine to use. Please give suggestions and why you like or donít like it.

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Old 06-30-2020, 09:38 AM   #2
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no tracking as far as I can tell
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:40 AM   #3
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:00 AM   #4
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I looked at duckduckgo, but i need everything to sync with my cell phone.

I just switched to the Edge app. it has been revamped and seems to have the same look and feel as google but with more privacy / security.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:07 AM   #5
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Got the company and most friends switched over...............
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:26 AM   #6
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So what's wrong with google?
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:28 AM   #7
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so what's wrong with google?
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:34 AM   #8
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I canít use google anymore itís just a joke. I need recommendations on an alternative search engine to use. Please give suggestions and why you like or donít like it.

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Install the duckduckgo extension for Chrome. Then you can search all you want on Google.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:48 AM   #9
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Google is **** as far as a search engine goes. They definitely filter out what they term offensive etc. The duck, not so much.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:53 PM   #10
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So what's wrong with google?


They filter content and track your every move like crazy.


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Old 06-30-2020, 12:54 PM   #11
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I looked at duckduckgo, but i need everything to sync with my cell phone.

I just switched to the Edge app. it has been revamped and seems to have the same look and feel as google but with more privacy / security.


Edge as in Microsoft Edge?


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Old 06-30-2020, 02:07 PM   #12
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I looked at duckduckgo, but i need everything to sync with my cell phone.

I just switched to the Edge app. it has been revamped and seems to have the same look and feel as google but with more privacy / security.


All my stuff is Mac so I donít use google except for search.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:12 PM   #13
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use the brave browser
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:25 PM   #14
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Google is a crappy *** company with a great product. No one comes close to what they offer for day to day basic searches, local listings, reviews etc.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:36 PM   #15
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They filter content and track your every move like crazy.


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So does every other website and social media platform out there. If you do not want to be tracked or have your content filtered then you have to rid yourself of the internet my friends.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:21 PM   #16
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Was today's Google doodle honoring the black transgender dude (girl?) finally the last straw?
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:27 PM   #17
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:21 PM   #18
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DuckDuckGo is good for common privacy (ads and basic tracking). Don't believe anything for extended privacy like TOR used to offer. Most jump servers are provided by Russia, China or one of the alphabet soup agencies in Washington.

Since I have nothing to hide and don't mind ads. I just use google most of the time. I use their browser when running earth. I also use sketchup. Fiinancial things I usually use firefox or IceApe depending on what box I am on.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:10 AM   #19
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Was today's Google doodle honoring the black transgender dude (girl?) finally the last straw?


Yup
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