If you are unhappy with Google’s data collection, there are alternatives.
Google delivers the best of all search engines, but some people think the price is too high. Most recently, the launch of Google Buzz led to some criticism. But there is a way to avoid Google’s monitoring of the searches we make on the web.
A few years ago the American, Daniel Brandt, launched the service Scroogle. It is a parasite service that uses the best from Google. When searching with Scroogle, you get results from Google, but Google can not log your IP address and link your queries to the same identity. Scroogle sends your search to Google, and then displays the results that Google finds. There are no cookies, no hidden keywords, and the log of your searches is deleted after 48 hours.
Despite many years on the web Scroogle is not an overwhelming success. There are an average of 300,000 queries made per day via Scroogle, which is a fraction compared to Google searches.
Scroogle is available in several languages, and can be added as a plugin for most browsers.
Visit Scroogle.org for more info.