It's becoming commonplace to realize just how far big business has gotten into personal business. Carrier IQ freaked folks out, just at the idea of personal information transmittal.
Most of us have long practiced the art of search engines on the web, and not realizing just how far these suppliers have gotten into our personal lives and habits.
You don't care, you say? I have nothing to hide! Hmmmm, maybe you do! Recent news articles have shown often your best pricing for things like airline flights and motels and such are that very first search. After that, it becomes apparent you are shopping around, because all of the transmitted data to the new sites SHOWS you are shopping. And how about the fact they know you do it, because you've done it so much before!
New to the world, let me tell you you have to check www.duckduckgo.com out!
"When you search at DuckDuckGo, we don't know who you are and there is no way to tie your searches together.
When you access DuckDuckGo (or any Web site), your Web browser automatically sends information about your computer, e.g. your User agent and IP address.
Because this information could be used to link you to your searches, we do not log (store) it at all. This is a very unusual practice, but we feel it is an important step to protect your privacy. "
Wow, that's a far cry from where the internet has been for a while. So paddle on over, and check out duckduckgo.com. The privacy you don't share may be your own...