[LINK] How to Divorce Google
rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Mar 21 10:51:53 EST 2012
Kim Holburn wrote:
>> You see, I'm leaving Google, in toto -- meaning in every single possible personal way. What you're reading is the first seven days in the attempt, which is ongoing.
>> If you live in the modern world, leaving Google is both heresy and damn difficult to do. My primary motivation is that I don't believe Google's privacy protection claims. But you should know I cannot know the truth of its claims; I simply don't trust them. I was raised to be skeptical.
The articles points out a very nice addition for your hosts file
that blocks "unwanted parasites" from accessing your PC:
I've divorced google.
* It was easy to tell all of my browsers to use another search engine.
* As well, it was easy to block cookies from the *google* domains,
which includes the googleanalytics leeches.
I've missed nothing googlish since I've done this.
The article also mentions a wealth of alternatives to the google
By far the hardest thing to do is to eliminate and banish so-called
Super Cookies. This takes some additional software which I have not
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