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DONE with Google

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MFL, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. MFL

    MFL Woodinville New Member

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  2. Velillen

    Velillen Port Orchard, WA Member

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    I could count the number of times Ive used google shopping on one hand. long as they don't censor the main search ill still use google.
     
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  3. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Right here: https://www.ixquick.com/

    info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixquick

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    We don't collect any personal information on our visitors. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
    When you use Ixquick, we do not record your IP address, we do not record which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.), we do not record your computer platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.), and we do not record your search words or phrases. In fact, the only information we do record is an aggregate total of how many searches are performed on our website each day (a measure of overall traffic), and those overall traffic numbers broken down by language.
    Our zero data collection policy protects your privacy, since your IP address, browser, and platform information can be combined with other data to uniquely identify your computer, your location, or you. It is also important not to record search terms, since they can convey personal information as well. (Think of someone entering their own name and/or social security number.)"
     
  4. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    What's Google?
     
  5. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I liked Bing lay out better then Yahoo. Has Yahoo done the same? They are the only 3 Safari has listed to choose from.
     
  7. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote Oh, I get around. New Member

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    Non issue. You can find Northwest Firearms, the NRA, pro-gun sites, hard right sites, reviews, gun blogs, gun show info, specs and discussions on any gun out there, and any gun or ammo vendor you want on Google. Not sure what the "Shopping" feature is being used for by the OP, but it's unnecessary if you want info or purchases of firearms or ammo.
     
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  8. FireFighterChen

    FireFighterChen Pasco, WA Member

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    Curious..

    What kind of phone do you have?

    What other search engine has a shopping area that doesn't restrict firearms?

    What email client do you use? Calendar client? Music client? GPS/Maps service?

    Can you really that easily just drop google? If you can, that is awesome! I can't...then again I never did use shopping on google and I can still find all my deals through their regular engine.
     
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  9. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Good call, funny things I can still go to Google, type in "AR-15 stock" and come up with 100's of results, including vendor results from Google shopping. Either their filter isn't working or vendors are finding away around it.
     
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    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    warnerwh Portland, OR Member

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    I see no censorship in Google with guns at all. Maybe they are just saying that to keep the liberals happy. Kind of like the assault weapon bad. We still could buy them just fine.
     
  13. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I talk to a guy who used to work for the NSA and he says Google shares peoples searches with the government.
     
  14. FireFighterChen

    FireFighterChen Pasco, WA Member

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    The filter is only for the google shopping, not for their main search engine. It is there, even if not working 100% it does work.

    You think the government isn't watching all the other search engines and social networks? Sorry they are everywhere :(
     
  15. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I save google the trouble and send the government my search history directly.

    I figure i'm safe. Most of my internet searches having nothing to do with firearms.... unless you consider tentacle rape noodle art a firearm related issue. :paranoid:
     
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    L81 Oregon New Member

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    Google's records of your searches are great if you don't like sifting through the massive amounts of BS that is online. The reason for recording is to aid google in customizing the search options for an individual user. It will recognize what your patterns are and create search results that are most likely to serve your needs. Any searches that would be potentially flagged for whatever reason will still be flagged and connected to you regardless of a search engine's lack of "records". They're always watching.
     
  17. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    And Google then sells your personal data to advertisers who think that because you searched for a given item you might buy their product. Your every move on Google is recorded, analyzed, and sold to anyone who wants to pay for it. If you are not running AdBlock, Ghostery, and other similar browser extensions to foil this data collection you will find your email inbox stuffed with spam daily thanks to Google's advertising business. The FTC recently fined Google a record amount for secretly bypassing the Apple Safari browser privacy settings.

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  18. Douglas

    Douglas Oregon Active Member

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    TOR. They won't even know who you are.
     
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    L81 Oregon New Member

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