Sunday, 14 July 2013

Duck Duck go - Google tracks you. We don't. An illustrated guide.



English of United States

When you search Google,

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and click on a link,

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your search term is usually sent to that site,

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along with your browser & computer info,

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which can often uniquely identify you.

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That's creepy, but who cares about some random site?

Those sites usually have third-party ads,

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and those third-parties build profiles about you,

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and that's why those ads follow you everywhere.

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That's creepy too, but who cares about some herpes ads?

Your profile can also be sold,

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and potentially show up in unwanted places,

like higher prices and getting insurance.

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But there's more.

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Remember your searches?

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Google also saves them.

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Your saved searches can be legally requested,

and then come back to bite you (happens).

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Or a bad Google employee could go snooping (happens)

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Or Google could get hacked (happens).

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That's why we don't send your searches to other sites.

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Or store any personal information at all.

That's our privacy policy in a nutshell.

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So don't get tracked when searching.

Use DuckDuckGo instead.  Add to Browser.

Privacy is just one of many reasons why it's awesome.

Fig. 19 Google tracks you. We don't.

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