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Sunday, May 17, 2015

1592. Search without Being Tracked?

I heard that Google and Bing and Yahoo all track my online activity when I perform an online search. I’m doing anything that I wouldn’t want my mother to know about but I don’t want to be tracked. What options do I have?

It’s true when you use an online search engine, those search engines always keep track of what you are looking at so they can sell that information to advertisers. There is no free lunch out there, someone has to pay for that free service and you pay for it by allowing them to use your information for advertising. With Bing and Google and Yahoo, that is just the way it is. If you want to avoid that however you can use a different search engine. It’s really easy to select in any browser the default search engine you want to use when you type a search query. The one I’m currently using is DuckDuckGo which is a free online search that promises not to track what you look for and never to track what you look for. It’s easy to change your default search engine no matter which browser you use so look on our website for more information on how to do that.

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