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The point with Google, and with most privacy issues is not to put yourself in a position where you HAVE to "trust" them. If you ask for directions, the person you ask will remember where you were going. A good shop assistant remembers your preferences. If that information has commercial value, good luck to them!
I agree. Good luck to them. It won't be *my* information though.
Maybe a pity! If all YOUR search patterns are unavailable, only those of less knowledgable people will be taken into account.
Anyone using IXQuick will doubtless be benefitting from my usage patterns, and I'm sure the same is true for my use of Google via startpage.com.
I prefer IXQuick for more than just privacy reasons. As the BBC reported a couple of years ago - searching the net is so important, it's incredible that so many people are happy to stick to just one search engine.
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