"Search Terms" Internet Privacy question for the DPSubmitted by economics31 on Sun, 01/12/2014 - 17:14
"Search Terms" Internet Privacy question for the DP:
Does anyone know how to keep your "search terms" private when web browsing? This is so that search engines can not collect data on the searches people are performing.
It seems to me a way to do this would be to do an initial broad search and cache those results locally. The next step would be to search your new local cache for the narrowed results. For example, if I wanted to research "Organic Gardening without GMO's". The first thing I would type would be "Gardening". Then I could copy those results locally to refine further. Anyone know if that exists or another way to privatize search terms?
Thread update to clarify what's being asked:
Using a proxy or TOR or Startpage or VPN is not going to protect the "search terms" from being viewed and collected. It's not my pc or browser session I want to protect. It's the words I'm searching on, the "search terms", that search engines collect and use for analytics.
For example, I don't want the search engine to know that I did a search for "Ron Paul Organic food". I want to be able to do a search for "Organic Food", take those results local to my machine or a safe proxy, and then search those results for "Ron Paul".