If you haven’t switched to duckduckgo yet what convinced me was when @amsomniac showed me the !bangcodes

Basically if you start a ddg search with something like !ebay or !wiktionary it searches that site directly after being anonymized through ddg’s server. So rather than have different search engines in my browser I select it’s just !w for Wikipedia or !translate for google translate

You can even do !g and do an anonymous untracked google search

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@shel @amsomniac does ddg proxy those? i thought it just redirects you into the destination's tracked results page

@bonzoesc @amsomniac with google it runs it through encryption I believe? Nadya told me if you do it that way you aren’t tracked and I trust her

@shel @amsomniac neat; i just tried a !g and discovered that my paid account has search history disabled regardless

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I was totally wrong! Sorry! Duckduckgo !g just redirects to google. I don't remember where I heard otherwise. I'm going to start using !sp instead of !g now... :-/

@shel @bonzoesc @amsomniac sorry, that's not really correct. '!g' lands you on encrypted.google.com - they (Google) know that you did the search - there is nothing anonymous in that.

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