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3 search sites that don't track you like Google does

3 search sites that don't track you like Google does
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Google is the go-to site for most people when they need to find something online or learn new information. Unfortunately, while Google is great at Web searches, it doesn't have a stellar track record when it comes to privacy. It saves your search history, reads your email in Gmail, tracks your location, keeps everything you say to “OK Google,” and a lot more.

Why Google spies on you

The reason Google does this is partly to make its services more useful to you by knowing what you want before you want it. The other part is to serve you targeted ads. In fact, I recently told you how Google is tracking the websites you visit and the videos you watch, to better understand your interests. Google, which also owns the digital ad network DoubleClick, serves you up interest-based ads, specifically for you. If that's a little too creepy, follow these steps to opt out of Google's interest-based ads.

Aside from the blatant ad targeting, Google filters results for you based on past search history while still targeting you with ads. This is called a "filter bubble." This means that you and a family member could search for the same term but come up with different results. To be fair, Google does let you wipe your search history, but it's always going to be trying to put two and two together.

If you're tired of Google and its lax view of privacy, here are three private search sites that don't track you. Be sure to check all three to find the one that's best for you.

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