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Google has removed Kodi from the autocomplete in their search functionality. As the Verge says:

"While Kodi is legal software..., it supports a myriad of third-party add-ons that provide access to pirated media."

You know, just like Windows, macOS, Linux, and damn near every web browser in existence today.

After we all maybe we should also try another search engine that's .

theverge.com/2018/3/29/1717689

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If we were to push for a campaign of switching to Duck Duck Go, could we have a hashtag like ?

@cyberpunklibrarian I''ve been using ddg.gg for over a year and a half now. Its quite amazing and in some cases better than google even

@ayys I switched more or less 100% about... a year ago? I think that's right. I think it's been about a year. I discovered the same thing, that I get more or less exactly what I want.

I'm seriously thinking about .

@cyberpunklibrarian yes I feel like the internet is slowly shifting towards decentralized services now. I use my work email hosted on the company servers, and mail.com I am considering sitching mail.com altogether now

@cyberpunklibrarian you could always try searx. They're instances around (like searx.me/ ) but you can also have your own self-hosted version - it's very cool tbh

@finux You know what i want? And it may exist because I literally just thought of this and I haven't actually looked for it...

Remember meta search engines? I want that again. I want a single point that anonymously searches, like, five to ten different search engines. Then it aggregates the results and and gives them to me.

I see that MetaCrawler still exists... but I have no idea how good it is.

@cyberpunklibrarian searx is a meta search-engine - you're going to totally love it i'm sure :D

@finux I just pulled up the documentation....

AND I THINK THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I'M AFTER OH MY GOD!

@finux But I'm definitely going to look into searx! Thank you for the tip!

@cyberpunklibrarian no problems, i've had it for a few months and love it

@cyberpunklibrarian I switched to DDG and I really feel when I'm reliant on Google's deep brain to understand what I mean, since DDG is more like straight search. I think we need a lot more awareness around how easy it is to use !g to run an encrypted google search through DDG, that is crucial to my transition as I still end up using google a lot.

@ashley @cyberpunklibrarian that’s interesting, since my experience with DDG is a lot different. I’ve used it for a couple of years now and never noticed any drop in search quality. Maybe it’s just that my search habits are different/simpler.

The only time I go back to Google now is to filter results by the past year or so, mainly when looking up software reviews. DDG’s time filter isn’t very useful, and it tends to pull very outdated articles.

@cyberpunklibrarian @ashley My experience with DDG is similar to @John where I use !g to get to the filter by last year. I do still sometimes !g if I want a second opinion but I usually don't find much better.

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