I don’t want anyone to track me, but it seems like most people don’t care. While you can’t avoid all of it, you don’t have to turn your whole life over to Google or Facebook. And the easy thing to do is start with an alternate search engine. 5 Best Search Engines That Respect Your Privacy – BestVPN.com
First there is always the “I have nothing to hide” argument…
A phrase frequently uttered during discussions on online privacy is “nothing to hide, nothing to fear.” The phrase is said to originate from George Orwell’s “1984,” but this origin is widely debated. Wikipedia mentions a reference to a 1919 “muckraking exposé” by Upton Sinclair, and elsewhere on the Internet you can find similar expressions attributed to Nazi Joseph Goebbels, and even a character from an 1888 novel by Henry James. [source]
But back to the topic at hand. I read somewhere recently the standard “Google works” rant. Implying that nothing else does. That’s just silly.
Besides, it has been years since Google stopped giving you the answers to the questions you asked, and started answering what they think you wanted to know. Or what they think it would be good for you to know.
The best (recent) example, is that if you ask Google the same question in English and in Spanish you get different answers. If you Google “American Inventors” in English you get a list that is heavy on minorities, but doesn’t include Alexander Graham Bell (do you use a telephone?) or Jack Kilby (usually associated with the 1st integrated circuit, which you rely on to read this post). Ask in Spanish and those two names are included. (As always, click the image for a better view.) That is beyond stupid, and I would say pokes a hole in the “Google works” idea. Google has stopped being a tech company and is engaged – in many ways – in the task of telling me what they think I should know and believe.
Then there is the tracking. Which is just creepy.
Using any of these services engines will greatly improve your search privacy. Crucially, your searches will not be recorded in order to build to help a profile that is used to sell you stuff. All the search engines I looked at in this article are easy to use and return good results.
There are different reasons for using each of the listed search engines. Read the article to find out the details. The 5 search engines are listed below.
With an honorable mention going to Peekier