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How search engines rate on privacy | CNET News.com

How search engines rate on privacy | CNET News.com

CNET has done a nice little study on the privacy policies and practices of the top 5 search engines. Their results show that their privacy policies leave a lot to be desired. In particular, Google and Yahoo never actually delete search data, and only partially “anonymize” it after over a year. As has been proven many times, the “anonymized” data can still be easily used to identify the actual identity of the searcher.

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  • Christian Stewart · January 31, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Are you familiar with SearchEncrypt.com? It’s a privacy based search engine…and on it’s blog it claims to see similar traffic numbers to duckduckgo.

    Is it actually private?

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    • Author comment by lance · January 31, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      I was not familiar with it before but a quick “google” suggests that it is not a good thing. The first result is an article on removing it as malware.

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