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I zap Google cookies but it tracks me by IP - what else?

 
 
WM
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      01-20-2006
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4631924.stm

I zap my Google browser cookies but now I learn from the recent news
that Google tracks every inquiry I made including my IP number. I
guess there's no way to prevent it.

As I'm on cable and my IP address hasn't changed in months then
Google can reliably track my interests, habits, preferences, shop
sites, etc etc. I have nothing to hide but I'm not sure I want
Google to keep all that data about me.

What good alternatives are there to Google as a regular search
engine?
 
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(admins) privacyoffshore
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      01-20-2006
Yahoo and Alta Vista are a great alternative, give them a try, you
probably won't see any difference on a basic search. Alta Vista gives
a language and search area preference right on the search page .




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R. Mark Clayton
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      01-20-2006

"WM" http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) wrote in message
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> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4631924.stm
>
> I zap my Google browser cookies but now I learn from the recent news
> that Google tracks every inquiry I made including my IP number. I
> guess there's no way to prevent it.
>
> As I'm on cable and my IP address hasn't changed in months then
> Google can reliably track my interests, habits, preferences, shop
> sites, etc etc. I have nothing to hide but I'm not sure I want
> Google to keep all that data about me.
>
> What good alternatives are there to Google as a regular search
> engine?


What IP address - these are normally negotiated on a per session basis.

Guess what Google don't even want to give this to Uncle Sam!


 
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Ian Stirling
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      01-20-2006
In uk.telecom.broadband "(admins) privacyoffshore" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Yahoo and Alta Vista are a great alternative, give them a try, you
> probably won't see any difference on a basic search. Alta Vista gives
> a language and search area preference right on the search page .


Err, what?
You really believe that neither of them logs ID?

The only way to do completely anonymous searching would be to use an
internet connection you can't be tied to in any way.

Basically, if you pay for it, you're almost certainly leaving some
trace.

 
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Gel
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      01-20-2006
Are fixed on broadband/not dynamic

 
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martin
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      01-20-2006
WM wrote:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4631924.stm
>
> I zap my Google browser cookies but now I learn from the recent news
> that Google tracks every inquiry I made including my IP number. I
> guess there's no way to prevent it.
>
> As I'm on cable and my IP address hasn't changed in months then
> Google can reliably track my interests, habits, preferences, shop
> sites, etc etc. I have nothing to hide but I'm not sure I want
> Google to keep all that data about me.
>
> What good alternatives are there to Google as a regular search
> engine?


MSN?

Let's face it, you are wanting a 'free' service, you have to expect to
give something back. Failing that bookmark your favourite URLs and never
use a search engine. Might be limiting, but you go through a proxy and
you'll be fine.
 
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Mike GW8IJT
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      01-20-2006
"WM" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:9751D472FFFEE6AD265@204.153.244.170...
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4631924.stm
>
> I zap my Google browser cookies but now I learn from the recent news
> that Google tracks every inquiry I made including my IP number. I
> guess there's no way to prevent it.
>
> As I'm on cable and my IP address hasn't changed in months then
> Google can reliably track my interests, habits, preferences, shop
> sites, etc etc. I have nothing to hide but I'm not sure I want
> Google to keep all that data about me.
>
> What good alternatives are there to Google as a regular search
> engine?


Some search engines:-
http://uk.altavista.com/
http://www.hotbot.co.uk/
http://www.lycos.co.uk/
http://uk.yahoo.com/
http://uk.ask.com/
http://www.mirago.co.uk/
http://www.ukplus.co.uk/
http://www.webcrawler.com/

These are general search engines, there are specialist search engines as
well.
Regards Mike.

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ability" (David Brent).

 
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Adrian
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      01-20-2006
WM wrote:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4631924.stm
>
> I zap my Google browser cookies but now I learn from the recent news
> that Google tracks every inquiry I made including my IP number. I
> guess there's no way to prevent it.
>
> As I'm on cable and my IP address hasn't changed in months then
> Google can reliably track my interests, habits, preferences, shop
> sites, etc etc. I have nothing to hide but I'm not sure I want
> Google to keep all that data about me.
>
> What good alternatives are there to Google as a regular search
> engine?


They _all_ keep records, Google, so far, are the only company refusing to
pass the records to the US government.
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Alex Heney
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      01-20-2006
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 21:39:54 +0000 (UTC), "R. Mark Clayton"
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

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>"WM" (E-Mail Removed) wrote in message
>news:9751D472FFFEE6AD265@204.153.244.170...
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4631924.stm
>>
>> I zap my Google browser cookies but now I learn from the recent news
>> that Google tracks every inquiry I made including my IP number. I
>> guess there's no way to prevent it.
>>
>> As I'm on cable and my IP address hasn't changed in months then
>> Google can reliably track my interests, habits, preferences, shop
>> sites, etc etc. I have nothing to hide but I'm not sure I want
>> Google to keep all that data about me.
>>
>> What good alternatives are there to Google as a regular search
>> engine?

>
>What IP address - these are normally negotiated on a per session basis.
>


Define "normally".

MANY ISPs give fixed IP addresses as standard with broadband accounts.

And even where they are theoretically dynamic, people who leave their
router on all the time will usually keep the same IP address, even
through reboots, for several months at a time.
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Alex Heney
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      01-20-2006
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 20:53:04 GMT, WM <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4631924.stm
>
>I zap my Google browser cookies but now I learn from the recent news
>that Google tracks every inquiry I made including my IP number. I
>guess there's no way to prevent it.
>
>As I'm on cable and my IP address hasn't changed in months then
>Google can reliably track my interests, habits, preferences, shop
>sites, etc etc. I have nothing to hide but I'm not sure I want
>Google to keep all that data about me.
>


Do you really think they will do so?

>What good alternatives are there to Google as a regular search
>engine?


Quite a few, but I expect they all record very similar details to
Google, and being smaller will have fewer records overall for yours to
be a needle in a haystack.
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