borderline OT fireox question

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Thu Jul 14 14:00:50 UTC 2016

On 07/14/16 01:43, Daniël de Kok wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 11:14:26PM +0000, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> OK, but where is that history kept, & how do they associate past & current
>> searches ?
> I think that there are two possibilities:
> 1. You see a correlation that does not really exist - Google is just
>     suggesting probably completions of a query, and other people search
>     similar things as you do.
> 2. Google does track you, and is using other means to uniquely identify you.
>     EFF's Panopticlick [1] shows that most browsers have a fingerprint that is
>     very unique. E.g. it finds that my particular browser fingerprint is
>     unique among 132,254 browsers so far.
> At any rate, I agree with the grandparent poster: if you don't want Google
> to track you, don't use Google. StartPage is a good suggestion, you also
> might want to look into DuckDuckGo.
> With kind regards,
> Daniël
> [1]
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Thanks, I switched to StartPage & installed the PrivacyBadger from EFF, 
we'll see how it goes. I already had NoScript installed, although I had 
to leave a fair number of openings to get various web pages to function 
(my bank, my broker, etc.). Thanks.


	William A. Mahaffey III


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