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Alternatives to Google

If you are one of those that strongly dislike Google, you have come to the right place. If not, you must be aware that it is a big brother, a web attacker, and famous for tracking its users.

Well, as a matter of fact, it is very difficult to escape (from) its clutches. It is the most influential tyrant on the Internet: either you do what it says, or it panalises your website. It is so powerful that webmasters and companies fear it, and  blindly follow its demands, which is most unfair. If a company does not obey Google, it has little chance of being succesful.




Secure connections (https) - What lies behind them?

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. There is a newer version of SSL called TLS (Transport Layer Security). Both options refer to cryptographic protocols. When these protocols are used, the browser displays a padlock in the address bar.

Google is probably the most powerful company on the Internet. It is also a big brother, a web attacker, and famous for tracking its users. Google has been trying to force webmasters to use SSL connections over the last few years. Most websites and people use its services, which means that many of the advantages of an SSL connection vanish because it will track you in the background. I avoid it like the plague.




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