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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by AntAltMike, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. AntAltMike

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    I just channel surfed into an interview on Russia Today in which Tomm Harmon was interviewing a principal of the search engine, duckduckgo. He says that the popular search engines use some kind of filter bubble based on your searching history, and soon tend to prioritize your searches in conformity with the selections you have made, thereby isolating you from opposing points of view. Russia Today probably has this interview available on its website.

    Is anyone familiar with this search engine?
     
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    I Googled duckduckgo and found this fairly recent article on a British website:


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    Little known search engine that refuses to store data on users doubles web traffic amid NSA tapping scandal

    DuckDuckGo, based in Pennsylvania, does not share user data with sites
    This means fewer advertisements and results that are not skewed for users
    Firm saw web traffic double in the wake of Snowden NSA tapping leak
    Pro-privacy search engine one of several companies growing in this arena


    By Helen Collis

    PUBLISHED: 03:43 EST, 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 02:14 EST, 23 July 2013

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2360059/DuckDuckGo-little-known-search-engine-refuses-store-data-users-doubles-web-traffic-amid-NSA-tapping-scandal.html#ixzz2aG2PnTge

    The article is followed by a closed string of 46 reader comments. My favorite one is:

    And once this site reaches half a billion searches a day, they'll sell out to Google or Yahoo!
     
  3. Rich

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    I read a review about it awhile ago and tried it. Didn't see anything that would make me use it.

    Rich
     

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