“It is completely rational to be paranoid about your privacy on the web“
DUCKDUCKGO SEARCH AND STORIES
Soon after the NSA leaks by Edward Snowden there came to light a search engine Duckduckgo.com in spite of Google Search being there.
The reason : Google search engine collects and saves your search history the date and time of search! On the other hand duckduckgo does not!! DuckDuckGo does not save search history, date and time of the search, information about your computer (such as your IP address, or unique identifiers stored in browser cookies) or log-in data for other services (such as names and e-mail addresses).
They have an android app too.
Just like Google search bar this app too has a search bar widget for your homescreen.
- When you search via duckduckgo app you are anonymous.
- They don’t track us, nor do they filter bubble us.
- Get top stories inside the app. Stories selected on basis of which are actually the top ones and not based upon your recent searches
- Auto-complete to answers instead of just searches.
- Readability view with search suggestions that tie Search & Stories together.
GHOSTERY EXTENSION FOR FIREFOX ON ANDROID
Ghostery shows you the invisible web – cookies, tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons—and gives you a roll-call of over 1,900 ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers and other companies interested in your activity.
After you’ve seen what’s tracking you, you can decide whether or not you want to block any or all of the companies in Ghostery’s library.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS INSTALL FIREFOX BROWSER ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE AND INSTALL THE GHOSTERY EXTENSION ON IT FROM HERE : https://www.ghostery.com/en/download
You can read more about how it works on their website : https://www.ghostery.com/en/how-it-works
Do this much and poooff!! You’re now invisible on the web now!!
This is a must for people concerned with minimizing their digital footprint!