Do you know how much information is being stored about you every time you use a public website?
If your answer is ” a lot or more” then you need to know that Google is taking it to a new level of privacy invation.
They will store and keep a record of every single identifiable piece of information that about you that they can put their hands on, and based on it, will re-shape your perception of the internet for you.
Imagine you doing a search for any keywords withiut having cookies enabled. You will received your search but the advertisments will be random and would make no sense because they don’t know what interests you.
Now do the same search with the cookies enabled and thwo things will happen: Fisrtly the adds now are 100% relating to your previous searches and interests, and two the search results might also be arranged in such a way that related advertisers with less relevant content will be displayed first.
Every time you use a regular search engine, your search data is recorded. Major search engines capture your IP address and use tracking cookies to make a record of your search terms, the time of your visit, and the links you choose – then they store that information in a giant database.
Those searches reveal a shocking amount of personal information about you, such as your interests, family circumstances, political leanings, medical conditions, and more. This information is modern-day gold for marketers, government officials, hackers and criminals – all of whom would love to get their hands on your private search data.
Luckily, there are alternatives out there.
The one I use is the StartPage.com a service from IXQuick.com. The new search engine basically strips down all your indetifiable info and then sends an anonymous request to Google and display back the result.
Would this alter your search, yes probably based on the fact that the requests are anonymous, but if milions of searches are anonymous Google’s search patter recognition add serving algorithm might have a hard time serving us stupid tracking adds.
So, I will take my chances.
Go check this out and let me