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The NSA Has a Hush-Hush Google-Like Search Engine

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The search tool, ICREACH, is reportedly capable of handling 2 to 5 billion new records every day, including email, phone call, fax, Internet, and text message metadata. ICREACH is reportedly capable of handling 2 to 5 billion new records every day, including email, phone call, fax, Internet, and text message metadata. 0 Comments

New Settings Page Fits the Bill for DuckDuckGo

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The search engine that says it doesn’t track its users has released an updated Settings page, adding options for Instant Answers and Auto-Suggest and removing an option for Meanings. The search engine that says it doesn’t track its users has released an updated Settings page, adding options for Instant Answers and Auto-Suggest and removing an option for Meanings. 0 Comments

Lucky Duck: Why Things Are Going Swimmingly for DuckDuckGo

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DuckDuckGo continues to grow its user base, passing 1 billion searches early this year, and continues to integrate into our lives, with the news Apple will support it as a default search engine in OS X Yosemite. What's next for the search engine? DuckDuckGo continues to grow its user base, passing 1 billion searches early this year, and continues to integrate into our lives, with the news Apple will support it as a default search engine in OS X Yosemite. What's next for the search engine? 0 Comments

Yandex Keyword Data Now '(Not Provided)'

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Yandex has made the move to encrypted search. The Russian search engine has begun encrypting 100 percent of searches done through Yandex, meaning webmasters with traffic from Yandex, will now see "(not set)" or "(not provided)" in their analytics. Yandex announced it is encrypting 100 percent of its searches, resulting in "(not set)" or "(not provided)" being returned in analytics. 0 Comments

Apple Adds DuckDuckGo as Search Option to Safari in OS X Yosemite

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Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo received a huge boost yesterday from Apple when it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the startup search engine will be included in Safari in the new OS X Yosemite, coming this fall. Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo received a huge boost yesterday from Apple when it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the startup search engine will be included in Safari in the new OS X Yosemite, coming this fall. 0 Comments

5 Fast Facts about the EU's Privacy Ruling on Google

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A European court has ruled that if Google wants to continue operating in Europe, the search giant must respect individuals' requests to remove data from the search results. Here are five facts you need to know about the "right to be forgotten." A European court has ruled that if Google wants to continue operating in Europe, the search giant must respect individuals' requests to remove data from the search results. Here are five facts you need to know about the "right to be forgotten." 0 Comments

Escape Google With These 12 Search Engine Alternatives

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Google isn't the only game in town and isn't even the best alternative for many specific search tasks and needs. Here's how to escape Google's grip with Bing, Blekko, BuzzSumo, DuckDuckGo, SocialMention, Quantcast, Topsy, Wolfram|Alpha, and more. Google isn't the only game in town and isn't even the best alternative for many specific search tasks and needs. Here's how to escape Google's grip with Bing, Blekko, BuzzSumo, DuckDuckGo, SocialMention, Quantcast, Topsy, Wolfram|Alpha, and more. 0 Comments

SEO, Your Website & You: 5 Myths & 10 Tips

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You can still easily find many irrelevant, misplaced, or simply erroneous bits of information about SEO. Here are five that need to die really horrible deaths. On the flipside, don't miss out on these 10 SEO opportunities that really matter. You can still easily find many irrelevant, misplaced, or simply erroneous bits of information about SEO. Here are five that need to die really horrible deaths. On the flipside, don't miss out on these 10 SEO opportunities that really matter. 0 Comments

DuckDuckGo Celebrates 1 Billion Searches in 2013

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Niche search engine DuckDuckGo announced it served more than 1 billion queries in 2013. Spikes in traffic occurred around the time the NSA surveillance scandal broke, catapulting traffic on the "anonymous search" engine around May of last year. Niche search engine DuckDuckGo announced it served more than 1 billion queries in 2013. Spikes in traffic occurred around the time the NSA surveillance scandal broke, catapulting traffic on the "anonymous search" engine around May of last year. 0 Comments

Reports: NSA Used Google Cookies for Data Spying

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Just a few days after they ganged up on the government to ask them to curb the NSA's spying enthusiasm, tech giants are faced with another rather inconvenient truth: that the NSA is actually piggy-backing on Google cookies to gather intelligence. Just a few days after they ganged up on the government to ask them to curb the NSA's spying enthusiasm, tech giants are faced with another rather inconvenient truth: that the NSA is actually piggy-backing on Google cookies to gather intelligence. 0 Comments

As Microsoft Moves to Encrypted Search, Webmasters Could Lose More Keyword Data

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Microsoft is reportedly looking at encrypting their Internet traffic, which would include their search results, in response to the NSA spying controversy where it is believed the NSA was able to gain access to Microsoft's global communication links. Microsoft is reportedly looking at encrypting their Internet traffic, which would include their search results, in response to the NSA spying controversy where it is believed the NSA was able to gain access to Microsoft's global communication links. 0 Comments

Google '(Not Provided)' Keywords: 10 Ways to Get Organic Search Data

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Secure search is here, taking away valuable analytics data on keywords. But there are some workarounds you can use in order to capture that data. Here are some ways you can look at replacing organic search data now that Google isn't providing it. Secure search is here, taking away valuable analytics data on keywords. But there are some workarounds you can use in order to capture that data. Here are some ways you can look at replacing organic search data now that Google isn't providing it. 0 Comments

6 Things We Learned From Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed many subjects including logos, growing users, smart investments, mobile, PRISM, and even superpowers. Here are six interesting topics Mayer and Zuckerberg discussed at Disrupt. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed many subjects including logos, growing users, smart investments, mobile, PRISM, and even superpowers. Here are six interesting topics Mayer and Zuckerberg discussed at Disrupt. 0 Comments

DuckDuckGo Sees Record Traffic After NSA PRISM Scandal

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Since the PRISM news broke, nearly every day has been a record search day for DuckDuckGo, including Monday, June 17, where it broke 3 million searches for the first time. That is nearly double its pre-PRISM daily search totals. Since the PRISM news broke, nearly every day has been a record search day for DuckDuckGo, including Monday, June 17, where it broke 3 million searches for the first time. That is nearly double its pre-PRISM daily search totals. 0 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo Deny Involvement in NSA PRISM Spy Program

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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been named in a massive surveillance operation which includes monitoring activity on multiple U.S. carriers and service providers. Companies deny giving the government direct access to their servers. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been named in a massive surveillance operation which includes monitoring activity on multiple U.S. carriers and service providers. Companies deny giving the government direct access to their servers. 0 Comments

Can Google be Trusted to Do No Evil?

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Google has managed to build or acquire properties in which users just naturally leave tracks. Is it all part of a grandiose scheme to build a massive graph that can help convert a search engine into a knowledge engine? Or is something else going on? Google has managed to build or acquire properties in which users just naturally leave tracks. Is it all part of a grandiose scheme to build a massive graph that can help convert a search engine into a knowledge engine? Or is something else going on? 0 Comments

Google NSA Relationship Secrecy Continues Despite Courts Efforts

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Google and the National Security Agency's possibly secret relationship will remain secret. The Federal Appeals Court has upheld the NSA's decision not to release information confirming or denying if they have a relationship with Google. Google and the National Security Agency's possibly secret relationship will remain secret. The Federal Appeals Court has upheld the NSA's decision not to release information confirming or denying if they have a relationship with Google. 0 Comments

Why Google Chrome OS & The Cloud May Be Bad Ideas

Reconsider the cloud operating systems before you find yourself without any choices and your computer a slave to the powerful companies that now run the technological world we live in. Reconsider the cloud operating systems before you find yourself without any choices and your computer a slave to the powerful companies that now run the technological world we live in. 0 Comments

A Look at Latency In Search Engine Ranking

Columnist Eric Enge presents a case study of a niche content site that reveals differences in latency involved in each search engine's index, and in how each search engine responds to removed pages. Columnist Eric Enge presents a case study of a niche content site that reveals differences in latency involved in each search engine's index, and in how each search engine responds to removed pages. 0 Comments