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    ISSUE 19.44 • 2022-10-31 PUBLIC DEFENDER By Brian Livingston People in a small but dedicated movement known as “degoogling” strive to avoid being trac
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    • #2493506

      Can DuckDuckGo raise enough money to give Google a scare?]

      Why, is this necessary to give people some privacy?

      * _ the metaverse is poisonous _ *
    • #2493505

      Probably worth mentioning that in May, DuckDuckGo was found to be allowing trackers from Microsoft. After this was discovered and publicised they said they would stop it.

    • #2493543

      DuckDuckGo was found to be allowing trackers from Microsoft.

      That was DuckDuckGo’s browser, not the search engine.

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    • #2493618

      I’m confused.  I went to duckduckgo.com and the first think I see is a window to add this as a extension to chrome.  Is this a stand alone or an extension?  Why would I add an extension to Google Chrome?  I must be missing something.

      • #2493637

        I went to duckduckgo.com and the first think I see is a window to add this as a extension to chrome.

        Did you not see the textbox for entering your search query?

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

    • #2493636

      I’ve been using DDG as my only search engine for a few years, now, and I also have their search engine set as the homepage for FIrefox.  I want absolutely nothing to do with anything Google, and I have been well pleased with DDG’s results (no filter bubble, etc.)

      Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
      We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

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    • #2493698

      When the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser got caught last May in a sweetheart deal with Microsoft, the company lost all credibility with me. Just another creepy company that cannot be trusted, regardless of what their advertising says. I seem to get better search results with “Presearch” but have no idea how that company functions or its privacy protections, if any.

      Speaking of privacy, how come “Ask Woody” won’t allow me to login while using a VPN?

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      • #2493742

        When the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser got caught last May in a sweetheart deal with Microsoft, the company lost all credibility with me.

        Brian’s article is about the DuckDuckGo search engine, not the browser.

        A major alternative is a privacy-focused search engine with the weird name of DuckDuckGo.

        I’ve never used their browser, only their search engine in my browser of choice, Firefox.

        Speaking of privacy, how come “Ask Woody” won’t allow me to login while using a VPN?

        Your VPN may be using an IP address that is a known bad actor.  Have you tried it with a different IP/region?

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

      • #2493754

        Speaking of privacy, how come “Ask Woody” won’t allow me to login while using a VPN?

        Your VPN provider is likely supplying you with a ‘dirty IP’ that the askwoody firewall has rejected keeping the site safe from harm 🙂

        WaaS = Windows as a Syphon...suckers!

      • #2493892

        Was only a link left, though the text was incomplete

        * _ the metaverse is poisonous _ *
        • This reply was modified 3 months ago by Fred.
      • #2494290

        https://gist.github.com/joepie91/5a9909939e6ce7d09e29

        Not saying you shouldnt be able to login via vpn but just some points to consider.

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    • #2493841

      I thought that Duckduckgo’s search engine WAS Google’s search engine through an anonimizer.  Did DDG build its own search engine, or did Brian inadvertently leave this fact out?

    • #2493854

      Not sure about DDG,but another search engine named Startpage does use Goggle as their main source.Apparently they pay Google directly for results.

    • #2493891

      Speaking of privacy, how come “Ask Woody” won’t allow me to login while using a VPN?

      Your VPN provider is likely supplying you with a ‘dirty IP’ that the askwoody firewall has rejected keeping the site safe from harm 🙂

      This is not right! And just rubbish, the socalled firewall wordfence-free from wordpress used by this site is just so very bad. Never ever have I been blocked because of using a renommated vpn, only here. Perhaps askwoody seems to be eager to track down individuals by ip and connection-metadata.

      * _ the metaverse is poisonous _ *
      • #2494057

        This is not right! And just rubbish, the socalled firewall wordfence-free from wordpress used by this site is just so very bad. Never ever have I been blocked because of using a renommated vpn, only here.

        There are a number of dedicated web sites that track spam/scam by IP, and post/update those results regularly.  Any IP address that is a known spammer/scammer appears on such website lists.

        Spammers/scammers also use VPN’s.  A VPN doesn’t permanently assign an IP address to you.  When you close your browser and VPN, that IP address you’ve been using is released back into the pool.  So if your VPN gives you temporary use of an IP address that has also been a known source of spam/scam posts, it’s a “dirty” IP address.

        Try logging in here without using your VPN.

        Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
        We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

    • #2493924

      renommated

      What is that? Word web says that “word” doesn’t exist.

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    • #2494156

      search.brave.com is trying to do it with its own crawlers i think.

      Search results delivered solely from Brave Index as opposed to mixing with big tech index. Private, not tracked. Learn more

       

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    • #2496019

      I tried using DDG for a while some months back.  Their results weren’t very good.

      I also miss the “People also ask” section Google search results because often it provides excellent info and I don’t have to go to the website to read this info.

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