There are alternatives to Google, that don’t block your search. There are alternatives that use Google but don’t give away your identity.
Don’t be fooled, blocking is not about protecting your kids, it’s about limiting your marketing/financial/political choices for profit:
“The company (Google) maintains at least nine different blacklists that impact our lives, generally without input or authority from any outside advisory group, industry association or government agency.”
Google has quietly secured a contract to work on the Defense Department’s new algorithmic warfare initiative, providing assistance with a pilot project to apply its artificial intelligence solutions to drone targeting. https://theintercept.com/2018/03/06/google-is-quietly-providing-ai-technology-for-drone-strike-targeting-project/
Google admits collaboration with illegal US drone murder program
Google Hires 10,000 Censors To ‘Stamp Out’ Independent Media
Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
Google, Inc., isn’t just the world’s biggest purveyor of information; it is also the world’s biggest censor.
Google’s Censorship, Plans to Restrict Publisher Advertising Raises Antitrust Issues
Posted on August 22, 2017 by Yves Smith
A connected DC reader sent a copy of Google: Ad Blocking Chrome Extension Raises Antitrust Issues, published by Capitol Forum. The article gives a high level overview a recent Google move to exert even more influence over what appears on the Internet. Recall that recently Google changed its search algorithms to favor “authoritative content” meaning the mainstream media (note that Google already gave lower priority to less popular sites, including academic publications). The most widely publicized result that many left-leaning websites, such as WSWS, Consortium News, TruthDig, Common Dreams, Black Agenda Report, Democracy Now! and even The Intercept saw large drops in the traffic they got from internet searches, which is a significant source of their total pageviews. This result may have been one of the main sought-after outcomes, since not long after that, Google demonetized thousands of YouTube accounts, both left wing ones and those of Trump supporters.
We also reported on an additional move that target major publishers, that Google will launch a new extension to Chrome and e-mailed 700 publishers to tell them their ads would be blocked. This is tantamount to denying them the ability to use their hosted space and connectivity as they see fit. The list of targets includes major sites like the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News. Worse, the move is clearly collusive in that Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer are expected to be launching similar blocks…
Anti-conservative censorship spreads from campuses to GOOGLE and other oppressive tech giants
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by: News Editors
Google will stop blocking when they start losing advertising money
usnews.com: The company (Google) maintains at least nine different blacklists that impact our lives, generally without input or authority from any outside advisory group, industry association or government agency. Google is not the only company suppressing content on the internet. Reddit has frequently been accused of banning postings on specific topics, and a recent report suggests that Facebook has been deleting conservative news stories from its newsfeed, a practice that might have a significant effect on public opinion – even on voting. Google, though, is currently the biggest bully on the block.
of course we’re evil — how Google is killing the Internet by stealth
wallofcontroversy.wordpress.com: “Something has happened with Google across the board that affects left-wing media in a big way,” said Scott LaMorte, a web developer for both Truthout and The Real News.
“This is absolutely an aberration. It’s a three-year low for both Truthout and The Real News, and likely unprecedented in the life of these organizations. Neither have previously experienced three straight months of declines as they have since May.”
“It’s not like everybody on the left suddenly changed their SEO [Search engine optimization],” LaMorte said. “I don’t think it was a change in Google’s algorithm in how they value SEO practices.” […]
“This is political censorship of the worst sort; it’s just an excuse to suppress political viewpoints,” said Robert Epstein, a former editor in chief of Psychology Today and noted expert on Google.
Epstein said that at this point, the question was whether the WSWS had been flagged specifically by human evaluators employed by the search giant, or whether those evaluators had influenced the Google Search engine to demote left-wing sites. “What you don’t know is whether this was the human evaluators who are demoting you, or whether it was the new algorithm they are training,” Epstein said. 1
On July 31st, World Socialist Web Site reporter, Andre Damon, spoke with RT America’s Natasha Sweatte about how and why Google is now directly targeting progressive websites:
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Ever tried to access a website only to find you can’t get in – probably Google’s blocking you. The above warnings are often meaningless and you probably will not get blocked if they don’t know who you are. On more than one occasion I’ve been blocked from my own website. If you want to safeguard your privacy while using search engines, the solution is anonymous search engines or non-tracking search engines. There are alternatives to Google that don’t block your search. There are alternatives that use Google but don’t give away your identity.:
13 Alternative Search Engines That Find What Google Can’t
Search the Web Anonymously: 4 Options
Are you worried about revealing your IP when surfing the Internet, or having your search details being tracked and recorded? Believe it or not, you can search the web anonymously. Here’s how.
If Google is your favorite search engine, you can still use it as a non-tracking search engine via Hide My Ass! With HMA, you can use Google to search without your browsing history being recorded.
An inexpensive method to block-out the blockers and snoopers is VPN (virtual private network) . They know you are there but they don’t know who you are. A VPN router can be purchased cheaply; my monthly costs are £5. 95 and it can be used to protect all your computers, your mobile WiFi and your smart TV. Just plug into your broadband hub and change the Wifi settings and passwords on your computers…voila! it’s that simple.
Finally, don’t forget to shut off the filters and child locks in your browser –
Safe strict search – turn it off – Moderate search – turn it off – Don’t filter – leave it on. You may need to do this every time you brows the web. These things are part of your system and need to be controlled by you. You may be pleasantly surprised by the results.
I use: E bay Pre Configured VPN Router – High Speed, Secure, Compatible With All Devices 1 Month VPN Access Included (UK, USA, ES, DE, IE, CH) £29.99
And finally, keep away from Google.