Search Engines

Google, Bing and Yandex track, collect and store your search history. They identify you with your computers' IP address, a unique identifier that is similar to a phone number for your computer. Search engines also share your search terms and IP Address with websites you search for.

In other words, it is a very likely that websites and the companies that own them are saving your search history and selling it. Try these alternatives below. DuckDuckGo and Start Page have a strong reputation for protecting user privacy.

Search Engine Risks

  • Ad Trackers

    Ad trackers follow you around from site to site. Google, Facebook and Twitter are the biggest offenders.

  • Private Search

    Google tracks your search history. Like someone following behind you when you are driving.


    HTTP is unsecure, it's like not locking your front door. HTTPS, the S is for secure is super easy to set up.

  • Search Leakage

    When you click a site, your search terms are shared with the site. IP address and user agent information is passed along as well.

  • Misunderstanding Private Browsing

    Private browsing simply protects you from other users viewing your searches, ISP's and networks see everything.

Search Engine Fixes