Still use for Duckduckgo

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pietpeuk
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Still use for Duckduckgo

Post by pietpeuk » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:42 am

Hi, I am using duckduckgo as a search machine and homepage instead of google, because of the obvious privacy reasons.
Can I go back to google again, (I still like their results more) or better stay with duckduckgo?

pietpeuk
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dev
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Re: Still use for Duckduckgo

Post by dev » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:14 am

Try https://startpage.com/ if you don't like duckgo, as to using google it all depends on what your searching for really if its dodgy (porn, pirate films etc) don't use it, if its say you want to buy a new computer its fine. I just never sign into google when i'm using their search.

I'll add this to NO ONE is really secure or private if your on the internet even with a VPN. Something will always leak out to prying eyes.

LimboSlam
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Re: Still use for Duckduckgo

Post by LimboSlam » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:16 pm

Can startpage get through the colleges firewall? At my school duckduckgo has been blocked, not even the extension is downloadable.

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Re: Still use for Duckduckgo

Post by dev » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:59 pm

LimboSlam wrote:Can startpage get through the colleges firewall? At my school duckduckgo has been blocked, not even the extension is downloadable.
TBH I have no idea, you could only but try. It all depends on what is filtered, I'm more interested in why block a search engine? Is google search blocked?
Both duckgo and startpage use google search results themselves the only difference is that whatever you search, your IP, etc is not recorded or stored on their servers plus no tracking or cookies are used where google does.

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Re: Still use for Duckduckgo

Post by LimboSlam » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:54 am

No, but I believe they block anything related to a vpn.

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Re: Still use for Duckduckgo

Post by pietpeuk » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:36 am

Thanks for the answer,
I think I like that startpage.com very much. Very good first impression.
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Re: Still use for Duckduckgo

Post by dev » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:23 pm

LimboSlam wrote:No, but I believe they block anything related to a vpn.
Well if duckgo is in the banned ip ranges of the firewall there's not a lot you can do about it. Hopefully startpage is not in the blocked ranges. Just be careful as i imagine there is a high risk of being expelled if you circumvent the college's firewall

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Re: Still use for Duckduckgo

Post by LimboSlam » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:22 pm

will do

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