A new, trackless search engine has recently arrived on the block -er pond.
The new critter is called duckduckgo.
Yes, really. Duckduckgo.com. Wierd, funny, (is this a joke, huh?)
And somewhat memorable, and evidently no joke.
She, or he (gender of duck yet to be determined) purports to respect your privacy by not remembering everything you do, as opposed to those neighborhood busybodies, Bing and Google, who love to gossip by passing on your search terms to sites that you visit.
Not only does she promise to not save your search history, she promises to not even save your IP address, nor pass on your search terms (in most circumstances), nor assign a ‘unique identifier’.
WHAT? A search engine that isn’t out to make money off your lack of direction in life, your need for speed, your thirst for knowledge, your seeking of truth, or at least the best price on the latest gizwangbam gadget?
And not only that, she will also encrypt your search by merely adding an “s” onto http. Whoa, doggies! Er, Whoa duckies!
How about that, folks?
Give ‘er a spin!
While you are at it, check out her privacy page for an enlightening discussion about search engine privacy, or rather, the lack of it.