Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Google scares where's my Ixquick!

I'm not using Google ever again.....if I can help it. I was watching a special on tv the other night and it was called, Inside the Mind of Google. So, my mom and I were watching it and it turns out that whenever you search something on Google, Google saves that search in its database. This means that Google has every word,phrase, or question ever searched in its database. AND if that weren't enough, along with every thing you search, Google records (and saves) your IP address.

For all of those who don't know, your IP address is: " an unique address that computing devices(computers) use to identify itself and communicate with other devices in the Internet Protocol network. Any device connected to the IP network must have an unique IP address within its network. An IP address is analogous(comparable) to a street address or telephone number in that it is used to uniquely identify a network device(your computer) to deliver mail message, or call ("view") a website."

So, everything you have ever searched on Google can be looked up and traced right to you. They could possibly find out where you live. That is scary. Someone could find out a lot about most of us just by looking in Google's records. And if you use G-mail, they have access to all your personal e-mails, contacts, and whatever else happens to be there.Scary. That's a lot of personal info.Scary. Especially if someone wants the info for less then pleasant reasons. Or, the government could just take all of Googles records and find out who you are and stuff without your permission. Kinda like phone-tapping your calls without your permission.Scary(i think ya'll get the picture).....sooo.....

All that being said, I have stopped using Google, and I am now using Ixquick neither records your searches nor your IP address....It even says right on Ixquick's homepage, that they are they most private search engine on the internet. And don't worry, I have tested out Ixquick, and they have enough if not as much information and stuff as Google. But if Ixquick has more of something than Google, its privacy.

I recommend .Use it instead of Google.Please?