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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] bug-gnuzilla Digest, Vol 114, Issue 4

From: Chocolate D. Chip
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] bug-gnuzilla Digest, Vol 114, Issue 4
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:35:12 -0800

> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2016 21:59:42 +0100
> From: Joe Westlaw <address@hidden>
> To: Josh Miller <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Feedback - default search engines
> Message-ID: <address@hidden>
> Although I agree with you, I'm not sharing your whole opinion.
> Although
> I'm liking Google less every day, I just take its 'presence' in DDG
> as a
> 'just-in-case' tool. Sometimes Google's accuracy is needed (and I'm
> saying this as an active DDG user), or prefer using it when you need
> to
> look for images (I don't really like Bing). 
> Your feedback makes sense, but unfortunately I don't think the
> developers would make anything for it, as
> DuckDuckGo isn't Icecat's 'personal' search engine; a program that
> supplies all its privacy related features. A more ambitious project
> should be making a specific Gnuzilla search engine, which mixes the
> power of the best ones, and adds some homemade features. However, I'm
> not concerned about the difficulty of the project, as I'm not
> specialized in that field.

Google does not have accuracy. They were proven by the FTC to have a
strong bias in their search results. Results that are more favorable to
Google are shown above others that discourage the use of Google.
Partered results appear first. Also, because of Google's insane
tracking, it shows the results that it thinks people would rather see
than the most relevant result. This is actually covered in a Duck Duck
Go website, http://dontbubble.us/

It is well known that they also engage in censorship, censoring a
number of controversial websites from appearing in their results
including The Pirate Bay, 8chan, and a number of far-right news sites.

Having this in the browser is wrong. It is also wrong to use it at all
for "accurate results".

It might be proposed to add Startpage to the results, but that is only
a proxy to Google that doesn't do anything to the censorship Google

I suggest having these search engines in the list:


Disconnect (set to DuckDuckGo)


There is a fourth, but I do not remember the name to it. It is a
distributed one gaining popularity.

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