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Huge Traffic hits PRIVATE Search Engines After NSA Leaks

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In the wake of National Security Agency leaks indicating the agency snoops on data by large tech companies, especially search engines like Google, some search competitors have seen an unprecedented traffic. - See more at: http://www.hackerpaparazzi.com/?p=1029#sthash.nnMaXiGq.dpuf

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interesting!

anybody know what the difference between startpage and ixquick is? i did an identical search and came up with diff. results.

from my own quick peek:
ixquick seems to give popular / paid sites priority, with less regard to relation between search terms
startpage gives google results, but filtered through them for anonymity

anyone else use these?

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Just added startpage to my Iceweasel/Firefox browsers. Every little helps....
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wheeledgoat wrote:interesting!

anybody know what the difference between startpage and ixquick is? i did an identical search and came up with diff. results.

from my own quick peek:
ixquick seems to give popular / paid sites priority, with less regard to relation between search terms
startpage gives google results, but filtered through them for anonymity

anyone else use these?
[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixquick]Ixquick's Wikipedia page[/url].
Ixquick returns the top ten results from multiple search engines. It uses a "Star System" to rank its results by awarding one star for every result that has been returned from a search engine.[4] Thereby, the top search results are the ones that have been returned from the most search engines.
I just started using StartPage a few days ago and I have been attempting to spread the word through Reddit posts like [url=http://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmint/comments/1h3mp4/value_your_privacy_but_want_an_alternative_to/]these[/url].
I hate DDG's search, and continued to use Google until I found StartPage. They are also working on an email service.

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Great to know this guys :D

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Look into duckduckgo go searching if the spying thing means anything to you. They have a lot of privacy built in and a lot of geeks I know use it. Its no direct google replacement, but it has a lot of neat features like it doesnt pass where you came from, dosent make a search bubble out of you (focusing results on previous searches and history) and their !search like !yt for a youtube search, !wiki for a wiki search or !whois for web presence info is something I use all the time. I install it as my default search on all my browsers.

Look at this..
http://donttrack.us/

A link from here..
https://duckduckgo.com/, the search anonomously link..

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