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DuckDuckGo

I found an alternative to Google and Bing for web search:

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Unlike Google, they don’t collect nor store personal information. The amount of personal information collected by Google is reaching scary levels, and in the wrong hands, that amount of information is extremely dangerous.

I first heard of DuckDuckGo on Diaspora*, when the user duckduckgo@joindiaspora.com was added, and shortly after handed over to DuckDuckGo, as an official page.

It’s a bit geeky, but I really like it. There is a feature called !bang, which is useful. If I have a problem with Gentoo, as often is the case with the many unstable and unsupported packages I use, I can search bugs.gentoo.org simply by writing “!gbugs searchterm in the address bar in Firefox.

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