If DuckDuckGo doesn't track me, why does it want to run scripts on my browser from totally unrelated websites?
Did I fall for ANOTHER botnet?
startpage gives you google results, unlike ddg, so you actually find what you're looking for.
it has its servers in the EU, unlike ddg.
they've been around for longer and unlike ddg the founders are not known for selling userdata in the past.
ddg is shit, you should not trust them.
>because of bangs
why route all of your search queries through ddg's US based servers when both firefox as well as chrome have keyword search built in? are you retarded?
Do a browser clean up to remove the toolbars and adware that you problably installed, as the tech illiterate you are, and use HTML version of DDG if you're still paranoid:
>the hoops people will jump through in the HOPES they aren't being tracked
You browsed to visualstudio.com using DuckDuckGo. When you click on a link, DuckDuckGo would like to know somebody clicked on this search result, because the search results are sorted by popularity.
If you don't like this, don't use DuckDuckGo, it's that simple.
Search engines are not botnets. A botnet is a client/server model with malicious intent. Clients get infected, typically without consent of the owner or him being aware thereof, which are called zombies and in turn infect other machines while awaiting commands from the command & control server.
This is fundamentally different from you visiting a certain website, because *you* visit the website, and not something else you're infected by. Saying X is botnet is just another meme you fell for here. Id est, you should've fucking known better.
Fingerprinting. There are several singularities that can help pinpoint your browser among millions: https://panopticlick.eff.org/
Cookies are easier and not every web page is evil
Hate to be that guy, but that's actually calling home, spying. Actual botnets use your computer to do stuff like mailing spam, mining bitcoin or DOSing someone. I hate how they use "botnet" for privacy issues
>Because JS is literally the only way to track.
>implying I implied that
I know they can have server-side scripts running and collecting data, I did it on my wordpress blog once with php ;p but other than startpage, are there any real alternatives to ddg?
Just use Scroogle
it's DDoSed to death by Google ages ago
I lived like you live for years.
Then my house burned down 2 months ago. When I bought a laptop, new phone, etc., I made a point to start organizing bookmarks and shit from the get-go. Not surprisingly, internet browsing has never been so comfy. You're missing out. Know that your temporary "easier" isn't worth a shit compared to my infinitude of Easier. This, from a guy whose house burnt down.
what are you talkin, nigger.
YaCy is actually really awesome.
Sure the search results aren't going to be as good as Google/Startpage, but the important thing is that you can run your own search engine.
What this means is that you can index the pages you want, and keep a local cache of pages too.
For example, you can set it to only use the local cache, web crawl all of the documentation pages for the languages and libraries you use, then use it as a documentation searcher, without having to deal with all the StackOverflow clones shit that turns up during a Google search.
It collects a couple things about you (browser, height and width, available cookie info etc) and does an image request to Google with your info in the url (ex: www.google.com/img?width=100+height=200+etc=true)
images escape CORS so the browser loads it no problem on any page, and Google gets the info they want through the request without using any fancy AJAX or whatever.
>calling me a nazi
FUCK YOU NIGGER