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Technocrati
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7/8/2015 | 2:59:14 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?

"....... without us Users these Search Engines would be nowhere.

Just feel we have to make a stronger enough case to demonstrate that to them."

 

@Ashu001   Agreed.   One gets the feeling the user is being taken for granted  in many cases.  These companies have become so large - the individual user becomes of less importance.  

They are in effect saying, so what if we lose a few users - we still have millions more.   The arrogance and attitude of Big Business has settled into the operational mindset of these companies  and that is very sad and disturbing.

Hopefully others will hear our plea and take a moment to consider our argument and even support it with action.   We have to start somewhere - until then the user is lining the coffers of these companies that really could care less about them or their rights.

Technocrati
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7/8/2015 | 2:46:30 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?

@Ashu001     Thanks for the further clarification.   I am in the US and I did check out the Tor Browser, didn't appear to have any issues with it at all - it is really nice to have options outside of IE and Chrome for instance.

I will continue to use it on occasion as I do like the concept behind it - In the meantime I will check out DragonSharq as well - thanks again for broadening my options and perspective.

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7/8/2015 | 1:22:47 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?
Technocrati,

As far as I know,TOR Browser is'nt illegal everywhere.

Its perfectly legal in the US,Canada,EU,Australia,India and most other Major Democracies.

However,in Authoritarian countries with One-Party Rule it may/may not be legal to use.

Since,I don't know where you are based currently I don't feel that comfortable recommending TOR Currently.

I was recently sent Details to a New Browser called DragonSharq see if it interests you here-www.codeproject.com/Articles/594154/DragonSharq-Web-Browser-Safe-Browsing-Source-Viewi

You are absolutely right that without us Users these Search Engines would be nowhere.

Just feel we have to make a stronger enough case to demonstrate that to them.


 

 
Technocrati
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7/6/2015 | 3:19:38 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?

@Ashu001    Thanks for that information !   Doing something illegal is not the aim - privacy surly is.   I will reconsider the Tor Browser as a result of your advice.

Regarding Bing - at least that is something.  Not going to influence me to use it but at least it is some kind of effort to reward the user because without them - what would Yahoo or Google ( or Bing for that matter ) be ?

Ashu001
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7/6/2015 | 1:04:48 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?
Technocrati & Brian,

As far as I know(and have tracked) ;Bing Search actually compensates Users for using their Search Engine Financially(It seems if you use it to make 10 searches your name gets entered into winning an Xbox or something like that).

The other big 2 Search Providers don't provide any such special incentive to users.

Tor Browser is a good suggestion but because it has been a target of so many Governments in the recent past (including Russia and China) ;nobody really can say with 100% Confidence how safe/anonymous the Browser is today.

And besides if you are really not doing anything illegal today then you just need anonymity to protect your Search Identity.

I feel Qrobe and DuckDuckGo do that job perfectly well.

 
Ashu001
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7/6/2015 | 12:59:02 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?
Technocrati,

I am glad to see that my suggestions have been useful and beneficial to you personally.

Both Search Engine Providers I recommended are quite good and Highly Anonymous to boot.

The other great advantage is that they are both easily bolted into Firefox as well as Chrome.

You can easily chose/switch across different Providers according to whichever you feel most comfortable using.

 
Technocrati
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7/5/2015 | 12:46:01 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?

@Brian.Dean   Thank you for letting me know about the Tor Browser - I will try that as well.   One thing I love about our community - the many professionals that share information to the benefit of all.  I appreciate it.

 

And I see you point as it relates to the beneficial aspects of user tracking.  And when it is used to create a positive relationship then I can understand that but when it is used and sold to make millions shouldn't the user get more than these benefits ?  

If companies are making money from user data  shouldn't there be some compensation to the user ?  

Of course, companies like Google and Yahoo take care of that question in their Terms of Use - which is why I intend to use them less and less.

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7/4/2015 | 11:10:17 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?
@Technocratic, Google can be used in combination with the Tor Browser. It enables complete anonymity by creating a fresh browser very time it starts.

There are two sides to the coin here. Data and history is important to create a Google-user relationship. If a user's history indicates that their preferences is with Amazon then, displaying Ebay results are of little value to the user. But, sometimes it is good to search without history weighing down a user because an Ebay result might be exactly the item that is desired.
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7/4/2015 | 10:45:45 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?
The number of internet users are growing, 3 billion and counting. Each new user that connects to the internet is presented with a form of the internet that is greater in scale and more specialized. Companies will continue to create partnerships that help it reach the all-important user.
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7/4/2015 | 1:26:56 PM
Re: Yahoo: The TMZ of Search Seeks Options ?

Ashu001,

No not at all and Thanks so much !   I was not aware of either of these search engines !    And I will start using them, I am all for the support of the Open Source Community and Solutions and benefitting people globally.    

 

As always, I appreciate your help, insight and your ability to provide sound alternatives to the pressing issues of the day.  

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