I love how “evil” Google is. Do you hear that, Google? I want you to have all of my data, as long as you keep protecting it. I want you to learn everything you can about me, and I want you to use that data to make my life better. I want you to make my life easier. I want services like Google Now to give me information before I even know I need it. I want it all. But many people aren’t in the same boat as me, and there are plenty of very valid reasons to want to protect your data and keep it out of Google’s hands. But should that mean you have to stop using Google for searches?
Well guess what: it only takes one step to stop Google from tracking you, and you can still enjoy Google search along with several other Google features. Plus, there are some great alternatives to Google search that don’t track you, and we’ll cover them here as well.
Related : Google Now Stores Everything You Search
VPN. It’s that basic.
What is a VPN, you may inquire? Virtual Private Networking is technology that takes the majority of your Internet traffic and routes it through third-party server. The sites you visit then see traffic originating from that server rather than your PC, hiding all personally identifying data in the process.
Virtual Private Networks are awesome for various things, and preventing Google from following you and your searches is one of them. We could experience 1,500 expressions of instructions loaded with Google settings you have to change to stop Google’s following components each one in turn, however a VPN will handle everything in one shot.
The other incredible thing about VPN services are the way that they’re amazingly simple to set up. Arrange a VPN once on your PC and you’re finished. What’s more, on your phone, a VPN can be enabled and disable in seconds from inside of the Settings application. Great VPN benefits likewise frequently join a companion application that makes it simple to turn them on and off, and even to pinpoint the area of the server your movement is directed or routed through.
There are a lot of extraordinary services out there with costs that range from free (be careful, read reviews) to several dollars every month. The services we utilize and suggest is called Private Internet Access, and it costs $6.95 every month or $39.95 every year.
If you don’t want to use a VPN and Google’s tracking is off-putting, there are still some great options for search engines that won’t track you. Here are four you should check out:
DuckDuckGo: The clear leader in search engines that won’t track you
Disconnect: The best alternative if you want to search Google but don’t want to use a VPN.
ixquick: Bills itself as the world’s most private search engine.
StartPage: Very similar to Disconnect in that it only surfaces results from Google, but run by the same company as ixquick.
Source : BGR