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#26
Please expand on this encrypted Google "Home Page". How does it offer better personal security ? Looks interesting.

Having read all the very interesting comments so far, does this version stop Google from doing peek-a-boos into our search patterns and presumably logging more of our activities ?
Since Kreij did not say otherwise.... My answer is that I use it to get a less personalized search result, but as Kreij explained quite well, it won't stop Google to "spy" on you.
 

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Please do not take my word, or any post, on how to go about time on the internet.
If you are concerned, do your own research about the issues that effect you or that are important to you. Do not let someone else make up your mind for you.

As for the topic, I think that both Google and Bing have similar results and it just comes down to a personal preference as to what you like or dislike from the search providers.
 
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Bing is for porn.
 
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#31
what? you can content filter google results too...
Didn't google just change it so even with safe filter off they still filter the content unless you add an explicit word to your search?
 
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#33
I think this is one of the things you have to try it out before settling on one or another. I cannot tell you which one you prefer, you have to try things out yourself. Just like the browser wars (Firefox vs Chrome), some people might prefer one over another even if the other is objectively better.

Disclaimer: I use Google almost exclusively due to the fact that my main browser is Chrome, but I use Bing every so often when I use IE (for various reasons).
 

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That does little to nothing to protect your privacy.

Please expand on this encrypted Google "Home Page". How does it offer better personal security ? Looks interesting.e

Having read all the very interesting comments so far, does this version stop Google from doing peek-a-boos into our search patterns and presumably logging more of our activities ?
One real solution:
https://startpage.com/eng/protect-privacy.html


Didn't google just change it so even with safe filter off they still filter the content unless you add an explicit word to your search?
Yes.
 
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Bing is the best.
 
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#39
Google for me, I dunno but for some reason the layout and design of google is the best, I just cant stand the layout of other sites like Bing.

and its not it, if you use google a lot, you will see why its the best search engine, you can find pretty much everything you want as long as you get enough keywords. the accuracy is unbelievable, for example I need to find an old internet post about something that I vaguely remember the details, I just type in what I remember, and it will come out on the results. in Bing you can't do that.

Many of my friends regard me as a genius, a tech genius so to speak, because I can answer and fix pretty all their problems even if they use google, In reality I just google them using proper keywords and eventually find the answer, then pretend to be omniscient.

In some cases where google-ing is not enough, I ask in the forums :D
 

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bing regularly takes me to advertised dodgy sites instead of the proper website. it almost never gets the right result, whereas google does.


edit: to explain better, i'll search for a program and bing will highlight results for fake 'download' pages being all DOWNLOAD (search query) HIGH SPEED HERE. next time it happens i'll try and post it here.
 

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the accuracy is unbelievable, for example I need to find an old internet post about something that I vaguely remember the details, I just type in what I remember, and it will come out on the results. in Bing you can't do that.
That happens to be exactly why I started using Bing in the last year after 12 years of Google,,,,Bing actually intelligently gives me exactly what I'm looking for without having to type a book of keywords and then hope I get somewhere in the ballpark, which is what google became.
 

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i would use bing for everything none technology related or things that dont need to be calculated, but since i use the search engine for everythign tech and calculation related i always use google
 
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#43
It uses google, but stands between it and you via proxy.

https://startpage.com/eng/what-makes-startpage-special.html
If a proxy stands between me and Startpage why when the search list comes up does the selected site read my IP precisely ? I thought a proxy gave me another random IP which is the one the site reads, not my IP.

Using Startpage, I entered "What is my IP". From the list of sites I selected http://www.whatismyip.com/ and my IP came up correctly, not a proxy IP.
 
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#44
I use bing in my browser. I don't trust google much at all.

google sure does love to data harvest.
 
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#45
No, it gives a proxy IP to google for you queries and doesn't record your searches, I'm not sure if you read the pages I posted. Anyhow, if you are into that stuff it's a good alternative.
 
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Google an Bing are merging: new Name Googling
 
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Those who are concverned about privacy should check out ixquick.com. That is a search engine that does not sve any data and even offers a proxy-link for each search result.
 
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May I please ask in view of the many concerns expressed about privacy :-

What kind of information does Google and Bing collect from us ?

If all they collect is browsing activity and patterns in order to improve their search engine, how does that matter ?

It is of no importance to me that Google track my search activity if that information helps them to progressively improve their system.

Google have a privacy policy and I cannot see them recording sensitive and personal details. So why the concern about this so called Google snooping if it is just an innocent statistical activity needed for technical development ?

If I wish to visit sites which Google or Bing may filter (another word for censor), then I do not use Google at all, but use a proxy server. This not only prevents a search engine from collecting my data, but also hides my IP, identity and location details from the site.
 
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Those who are concverned about privacy should check out ixquick.com. That is a search engine that does not sve any data and even offers a proxy-link for each search result.
Dear Cheval,

THAT piece of information is one of the best tips I have ever had and I thank you very much.

Ixquick is great, particularly the proxy option for visiting sites. I checked it out and it works fine. My IP using Ixquick was located in the Netherlands and you know very well I am in London. Brilliant !

It is a valuable search engine for both not collecting personal browsing data and IP plus the anonymity option for visiting search result sites where hiding your IP is an obvious need.
 
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Unbelievable:rolleyes: