It’s no secret that using Google isn’t the best for protecting your privacy. If you follow my Breaking Tech News page, you know that Google regularly shares your information with the government. Learn how to stop the NSA from spying on you.
And I’ve told you about how Google shares your search history with advertisers so they can track and target you with ads. Stop Google from recording your search history.
To add insult to injury, Google recently announced it’s going to use people’s names and faces in targeted ads, too. Find out what you can do to stop Google from using you in ads.
You could take steps to stop the tracking, but a simpler way to keep Google from hurting your privacy is to stop using it entirely. Fortunately, there are plenty of great search alternatives. Some are even better than Google at certain things.
Click here to find out what these alternative search sites can do for you.
DuckDuckGo is a solid all-around Google replacement, and it doesn’t track your IP address or search history. So, you don’t have to worry about targeted search results. It also has a customizable interface, search shortcuts and an Instant Answers feature.
Google might be the reigning search king, but it isn’t perfect. Advertisers can manipulate the system so that their links appear higher on the search results list. This can make it hard to quickly find the right answer.