[cryptome] Re: Duck A Go Go and Tunnel Bear
- From: Shelley <shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:23:08 -0700
On September 24, 2017 6:24:10 AM Douglas Rankine
Anyone got any knowledge of Duck A Go Go search engine
Covering DuckDuckGo here. I've read/heard mixed things about Tunnelbear
but last time I tried to test it I couldn't get it to play nice with Linux.
I'm told the situation may have improved: if I decide to give it another
go, I will report back.
I've been using DuckDuckGo for many years (although I like Duck A Go Go
better as a name!) I first began using it because it works without enabling
seen anything to contradict that claim, but I assume the
Five/Fourteen/Hundred Eyes people tap everything upstream anyway so I treat
everything as suspect. I would not advise using any search engine without
a VPN or proxy for sensitive information.
When they first began the results were spotty at times, but it is much
improved. On the rare occasions when I don't find what I'm looking for I
will check Wolfram if I need something technical and feel like enabling
.js, Startpage (which I generally avoid unless necessary because one of the
founders is a crazy doomsday xtian cult-type and I don't want to give them
any support or traffic) or hit up Big Brother Goog as a very last resort,
but only via Tor or VPN *and* proxy.
Here's where DDG shines: !Bangs. This will change your life! I'm only
slightly kidding. Here is a list of all of them (at a no-js HTML site for
your browsing safety, even!) Bookmark it:
!Bangs just work on the fly. No cloud syncing or Google's ubiquitous
tracking, no fuss.
DuckDuckGo has apps and widgets and extensions: I don't use them. I don't
see the point, and for as much as I love DDG, I run a tight and spare ship
as far as which apps I will allow on my mobile devices. I set it as my
default search engine and go.
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