Anonymous searching

  Forum Editor 23:52 12 Dec 2007

What do you think of this?

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Good idea, or waste of time?

  Kev.Ifty 00:24 13 Dec 2007

Hang on, am I supposed to worry about what I search for or what?

I use Google and most of the stuff I look for is rubbish really.

I'm not sure if I should be concerned about another inculcation.

  mrwoowoo 00:34 13 Dec 2007

Perhaps the paranoid porn merchants and torrent download pirates might go for it.
Even paranoid online banking users or credit card purchasers might go for it.
Me? i'll stick with google.

  Jak_1 00:41 13 Dec 2007

Depends upon what you want to hide! I will continue with google, suits my needs and I really don't care who knows what I'm searching for.

  jakimo 00:55 13 Dec 2007

I use Ask as well as Google,but haven't tried Askeraser,...its a good idea in principle,as the less the uninvited know about you the better,however,unless data can be completely erased its usefulness seems very limited

  Quickbeam 00:57 13 Dec 2007

I'm a great believer in privacy, if you don't need to know, why should you know. If it becomes something that people want, Google and others will follow.

  Earthsea 01:24 13 Dec 2007

It's a waste of time.

People want a search engine that searches for things, which is usually Google.

'The information it destroys includes IP address, user ID and session ID along with the complete text of a query.'

What does that mean to the average user? They neither know nor care. And what's a 'cookie'?

I imagine its main appeal will be to those who use the Internet for 'less mundane' stuff.

  anskyber 02:11 13 Dec 2007

Not in the slightest bit interested.

  Totally-braindead 08:36 13 Dec 2007

Unless someone can prove to me that them collecting such info could have a significant effect on me personally then I for one am in the same position as anskyber - not in the slightest bit interested.

  Jim Thing 08:58 13 Dec 2007

I'm with Jak_1 — nowt to hide. Dull old life really...

  johndrew 10:29 13 Dec 2007

Well at least I know what stimulated the latest poll; but other than that it has no impact.

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