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A FEW DIFFERENT KINDS…
There is one particular search engine that will help you find lots of stuff, even take you back in time with the “Wayback Machine”: https://archive.org/
And there are many more; here are just a few:
PRIVACY SEARCH ENGINES
A fairly search engine is called Startpage – it pays Google to use its results, but does not track and does not bombard you with ads like most other search engines do.
Want more privacy search engines?
Google pretty much knows everything you do and everywhere you go. Don't think so? Go to your Activity page in your Google account and see what information they are keeping on you. They know every web page you visit and the date and time you visited it. They know all your text messages, if you have an Android device. They know everything you said to Go Google or Google Now. Scary, isn't it? But you can do something about it...at least, for now.
You can still use Google products, but just don't let them use you to make money for their ads. The instructions on how to do this can be found on the below page, below the video.
Here are the steps to take:
How to Delete everything you’ve ever searched on Google
1. Login to your Google account.
2. Locate your initials (or image if you uploaded one) inside the circle in upper corner. To the left of this, click on the small grid of 9 squares:
4. Review everything you’ve searched for and visited.
Now that you’re on the My Activity page, Select the three line menu at top left of screen (this menu may already be open depending on what device you’re on)
5. Tap “Delete activity by”
6. Under ‘Delete by date‘ select All Time
7. Just below in the “All products” dropdown menu, tap Search
8. Select Delete, OK, then Delete again.
Be very careful to examine everything you will be deleting. Once it’s done. It is done.
Now you are in control of your Google experiences.
More info on these links:
143 Million Americans, and some British and Canadian consumers had their information hacked through Equifax on July 29. But Equifax did not disclose the attack publicly until September 7. They claimed they engaged an independent cybersecurity firm to conduct forensic studies to provide recommendations to tighten security.
Equifax is one of the three major credit monitoring and reporting agencies. Equifax has information on more than 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide. They also have records holding employee data from more than 7,100 employers.
BEWARE: Emails may start coming to your email inbox purporting to be from Equifax, or maybe even your bank. There is sure to be phishing attempts to get you to further divulge your information. Be very careful about clicking on any links that are contained within these messages. Best action: Go to the actual website but DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS in random emails. They may look like they are coming from the actual sender but may be a “GOTCHA” trick.
Keep in mind that once your personal data has been compromised by any kind of hack, that information is floating around forever. So what can you do?
Bob Rankin, one of the club’s “Go To” resources for the latest technology revelations, has an article with a lot of really good information. PLEASE READ:
Email spoofing is forgery of an email address so that the message appears to have originated from someone you may know but is actually from someone other than the actual email address owner. This phishing attempt is a tactic used in phishing and spam campaigns because people are more likely to open an email when they think it has been sent by someone they know and trust. The goal of email spoofing is to get you to open, and possibly even respond to, a request for money or information in the message.
Bob Bloom has prepared a short presentation to demonstrate.
CLICK HERE to view.
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