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GoogleSharing - Anon search while logged-in to Google

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 15:45:45 -0300

I've started using Google's RSS reader again.  But, of course, that then means
that am logged-in when I do searches.  The best solution I could come up with
was to install privoxy and strip things for google search, but I would still
be using the same IP address.  Then I found something that provided single hop
links through Tor, but it looked old and probably unsupported.  And then I
found, from the same author, http://www.googlesharing.net/

It only works with Firefox, so I've had to drop Chrome, but once installed it
works semlessly, and is clearly well designed.

If you don't understand why this is a good idea, you might want to watch this
talk - http://vimeo.com/11303353

Andrew

Non-Google Search + Updated Site

From: andrew cooke <a.cooke@...>

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:19:23 -0300

Hmmm.  Interesting.  I don't think I knew about Scroogle (which seems to be
https://ssl.scroogle.org), but did try Duck Duck Go (https://duckduckgo.com/)
and Blekko (http://blekko.com/).

I prefer Google Sharing because it's completely transparent from the Firefox
search box and it shows results exactly like Google.  I don't completely
understand what they're doing with SSL though, to make it work as it does...

Scroogle comes close, but doesn't seem to show all the info / tools, and it
looks like I'd need to poke around in Firefox config to get the searchbox
working (though I doubt that is hard).

Duck duck go is similar to Scroogle (not quite as ugly, but they mess up the
search resuts - for me, Google's search results are pretty much perfect).

Blekko looks promising but I don't like the results and the slashtag approach
is too restrictive (I had to become an editor there just to add Lepl to the
allowed sites for Python!).


Anyway, I've updated the site so that (1) email is not obfuscated and (2)
replies are posted "immediately" (before they went to email limbo for
approval).  I have no idea if spam will be an issue or not (I am not concerned
about filtering - my local spamassasin setup (with Bayes and Razor) is
awesomely good - but traffic volume if every address gets a copy of the same
email; I guess I can enable spamassassin at my ISP if necessary).

Cheers,
Andrew

GoogleSharing

From: David Edmondson <dme@...>

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:43:30 +0000

There is also Scroogle[1], which I've been using for some time. The
implementation is a little different, but the intent is similar.
Scroogle requires only a little configuration of your chosen web browser
rather than a plugin.

While I'm here... a) could you make the RSS feed include the full
contents of each article? b) is the email address obfuscation worth the
bother?

Footnotes: 
[1]  https://www.scroogle.org

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