Protect Your Privacy with Ixquick

Posted on March 2, 2010. Filed under: Computer, Super Fast Updates, Web, Windows/7 | Tags: , , , , , , |

   Every time you use a regular search engine, your search data are recorded. Your search terms, the time of your visit, the links you choose, your IP address and your User ID cookies all get stored in a database.

  To protect your privacy here is Ixquick – Meta search engine claims that they are the only search engine that does not record your IP address.

  When you search through Ixquick, you will see search results and below every search results you’ll see a proxy option.

 

  When you click directly on a search result, you leave the protection of Ixquick. Direct connection with the third party website is established. The website can see and record your IP address, place cookies on your browser, and possibly read cookies placed there by others.

   If you click on ‘proxy’ option you enter the site anonymously.

Key Features:-

  • You are invisible to the website. They see only Ixquick’s IP address, not yours.
  • Since you never make direct contact with the website, they can’t see or store cookies on your browser.
  • You can click on linked pages from the website and the Ixquick proxy will display those for you too.
  • While using the proxy, you are protected at all times by Ixquick’s outstanding privacy policy. (No IP address recorded, no identifying cookies used, no search or browsing activity stored.)
  • The Ixquick Proxy Service offers complete privacy and anonymity.

Drawbacks

  • Pages load more slowly.
  • For security reasons, you cannot use the proxy to fill out forms with text input.
  • The proxy removes the "javascript" code of visited sites, so some features may not work.
  • The proxy will not load frames that reside on a different external domain than the referrer.

[Ixquick]

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