Any search engines that don't involve targeted ads?
by dennphill - 12/9/12 2:38 PM
Man, I am sick at heart. I can't look any anything on the web these days without constant bombardment with ads related to recent search queries. I am sick and tired and (for an older gentleman, who is generally quite cool, calm and understanding) now getting POed at the situation. I am reading a nice book on the history of the Everglades, and keep coming to references of locations, old towns, rivers, and so on in the Everglades and elsewhere in south Florida, etc. and when I go to my PC and open any search results, half way down the page I run into a section of personal targeted ads. OK. I ordered some Burberry perfume for my wife for a 'stocking stuffer' a few days ago. I was also looking for a good quality bright solar LED spotlight to illuminate some trees in my yard that are decorated for Christmas. (Very hard to find bright ones!) And so on. So, when I am looking to find out where "Paradise Key" is (or was), I don't want some search results to be giving me ad for perfume, LED lighting, and so on. Google and You Tube keep and track what I see and where I go...p***es me off, but that's what you get for 'free info' access. But the ads have got to stop. Any optional search engines out there? I'd gladly PAY for being able to get information without having to deal with the ads. Or am I just being difficult? (Oh, yes and I have done all the crap with 'opting out of Google tracking, You Tube history, and all that - it's all BS...you cannot really opt out if you use these services.) I ASSUME Bing and Chrome - which I have never used - are as bad? Any suggestions?