Archive Anon wrote:

“I noticed Code Monkey mention Bing, and he’s absolutely right. They actually do have really good results, but you are getting even less privacy than Google when you use them.

FUN FACT: If you’re on PC and you install a third party firewall to prevent your operating system software from sending outgoing information over the internet, every single Microsoft-owned website will break and become inaccessible.

You can’t even LOOK at the Bing or Outlook homepage without letting your operating system send personal data about your device to Microsoft, down to the level of which user account is currently signed into your device.

It turns out half of the subroutines in your task manager are sending information about your computer usage to Microsoft on a regular basis without telling you. This includes obvious things like system.exe, but also run-of-the-mill stuff like svchost.exe, taskhost.exe, rundll32.exe, dllhost.exe etc. which have absolutely no business talking to the internet.”

More to come…

DuckDuckGo down-ranks sites for ‘Russian disinformation’

“At DuckDuckGo, we’re been rolling out search updates that down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation,” Weinberg added.

A L E R T: CEO and Founder of #DuckDuckGo says the search engine company is manipulating results it considers Russian “disinformation.”

It doesn’t stop with Russia: it extends to anyone Gabriel Weinberg considers a political enemy.

It’s incredibly Ironic & hypocritical that DuckDuckGo, which was allegedly founded to promote online privacy & as an anti-censorship company has adopted the same abusive, discriminatory, censorship based anti privacy policies as its rival, Google.

This is a slippery slope. ⬇️