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Sunday, January 15th, 2012, 1:16 pm

Going All Scroogle (Firefox and Konqueror)

IF YOU are not worried about what you search for and how you surf the Web, perhaps you should. By letting us know that we are watched as we search and surf, we are led into a state of self-censorship. Ideas can be suppressed this way, so for the more progressive among us everything becomes riskier.

I have not much against Google. They tried to hire me several times and I support Android wholeheartedly. After Microsoft had hijacked Yahoo, the only viable crawlers-based search engine (no meta-searches and such) which was not operated by criminals seemed to be Google. On a relative basis, Google is not evil, but it is easy to pick on.

If you wish to use Google but not leave a trail for the oppressive US regime (the one set in place by Bush et al. after 9/11), then use Scoogle. It gives more search results per page and it offers a lot more privacy. I’ve set Scoogle as my default in Firefox address bar (instructions here) and in Konqueror, using the search URI “\{@}” (where \{@} is a placeholder for the search query).

Enjoy your invisible (to oppressive authorities) searching.

One Response to “Going All Scroogle (Firefox and Konqueror)”

  1. Offline Browser Says:

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