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Search Engines

Post by 9-R » 13 Sep 2018, 20:15

Are there other good search engines besides Google?

Thought I'd post it here since it seems everyone on our side of the pond uses google. Or is that the same everywhere else?

Have tried Bing but it's been quirky.
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Re: Search Engines

Post by PeterM » 13 Sep 2018, 20:52

Bing annoys the life out of me! But it's set as default at work and I can't change it.... it thinks I'm in America all the time :(

Google seem to have nailed the search algorithms...:) ... but pays to be creative on search strings

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Re: Search Engines

Post by rogerblack » 13 Sep 2018, 22:08

Try this one:
https://duckduckgo.com/

There's also what used to be Ask Jeeves but is now just Ask
www.Ask.com

Or you could try searching on G**gle for others . . . 8-) ;-)
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Re: Search Engines

Post by 9-R » 14 Sep 2018, 11:58

Thank you Roger. After research, it looks like duckduckgo is the one to go with for now.

There's been proof lately of how google manipulates what the user sees to try and thwart their political views and opinions. They have an agreement with China to do the same thing. I found it that way myself and with Bing. I've searched very specifically for a particular news article or topic and both have refused to show it. Everyone I know is abandoning google because of this.
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Re: Search Engines

Post by solarsurfer » 14 Sep 2018, 15:08

I built a search engine many years ago, called Nerd Search :clappy

It got spammed so many times by porn sites, I didnt have the time to program out all of this, and then Google appeared, so that was the end of that !

Google are too powerful now, but can't change that !
They know what we are all doing, where we are, what we buy, how old we are, etc etc. :no

For a much more interesting life on the net download the darknet, (Tor Browser), and you will be able to access all the sites UK government and Google don't want you to see in search results. It hides where your from as well, so makes accessing illegal sites possible. :thumbsup
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Re: Search Engines

Post by Martin » 16 Sep 2018, 07:13

Each to their own, but i stay away from that browser and its contents...
The deep web is not a pretty place, Visit it with caution !!

You can simply go into google or other search engine settings and alter what they can and can't see/follow/etc- to a certain degree, Then go through a VPN .. It will make you a lot less visible.

Duckduckgo is a rather popular, you can add it to the firefox browser.
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Re: Search Engines

Post by 9-R » 24 Sep 2018, 12:49

Really enjoying duckduckgo.com. They even let you select maps and aerials from google, bing or openstreetmap. As with anything, just waiting for the day it lets me down (thanks Bono...)

I've also been enjoying Opera web browser. It even has an automatic VPN and ad-blocker built in that I've been using. You get what you pay for and it's free so nothing super secret spy about it, but does help with tracking. Heard that Brave was better but I didn't like the settings or interface.

Did give Tor a try and I'm too naive to figure it out. Probably no place I want to go anyways but nice knowing about what options are out there.
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