STARTPAGE -- the search engine with a DIFFERENCE! It's none of anybody's business who you are or what you search for!!!
Some jerk once told me that anybody who has strong concerns about privacy must have something to hide.
It is also widely accepted (usually by right-wing conservatives like the Mother of All Rejected Supreme Court nominees Robert Bork) that there is no "right to privacy" in the United States Constitution.
On the other hand, there is Supreme Court Justice Louis B. Brandeis' wonderful dissent in Olmstead v. U.S.:
So which is it? If you value your privacy, are you a pervert or a terrorist?
Well, while you're deciding all that, let's talk about Search Engines.
Every time you ask Google to search for "edible panties," Google, Yahoo, and almost every search engine records your IP (Internet Protocol -- your computer's unique address) and what you asked to search for.
They made their decision long ago: They'd rather fuck and spy on and betray their customers than piss off the government.
So let me introduce you to a search engine called
It's actually a "meta-search engine" -- which means it does its searching by using Google and other big search engines. So it's quite a powerful search engine.
But Startpage has a Big Difference: It does NOT store your IP address, and it does NOT store your search requests. It keeps no customer database of your queries.
So even if the government slaps them with a subpoena -- Startpage has nothing stored abut you and your searches to give to the government!
Until I discovered Startpage recently, I just assumed that the entire Internet was kissing government and law-enforcement butt and had long ago chosen to play footsie with the authorities -- that there was and would never be any user privacy on the Web.
Surprise! Check out Startpage! (Or let the government probe your inerests in edible panties whenever it feels like it.)