What to Use, Instead of Google


Wed, Sep 3rd, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If having Google follow you around all day is creeping you out, Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo's founder, lays out some of the alternate software you can use to keep the search giant a little out of your face.

Practically, switching away from as many Google services as possible will help alleviate the most obvious issue of the bulk of your personal data being in the hands of one company since Google already passively collects click/browsing history through Google Analytics and their ad networks embedded across the Internet. It will also alleviate some non-obvious issues like ads following you around the Internet and getting trapped in your personal filter bubble.



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