Trying out Cuil

I am going to experiment with Cuil as my primary search engine for a while. My motivation for this is based primarily on privacy. From the Cuil privacy policy:

Privacy is a hot topic these days, and we want you to feel totally comfortable using our service, so our privacy policy is very simple: when you search with Cuil, we do not collect any personally identifiable information, period. We have no idea who sends queries: not by name, not by IP address, and not by cookies (more on this later). Your search history is your business, not ours.

If only more service providers would make such a commitment.

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3 responses to “Trying out Cuil

  1. >>”If only more service providers would make such a commitment.”<<

    There’d be a lot more useless service providers?

    I want search results that meet my needs and desires. Getting that requires that the search service know my needs and desires. They gather that information by noting my searches and clicks.

    This doesn’t make them any less private (as long as they agree not to market the info without my permission), but it does make them more useful.

  2. Interesting proposition. Dave seems to be saying you can only get useful search results from a search provider that tracks your searches.

    Presumably all your searches are useless then the first few times you use a new search service, tracking or not.

    Interesting question. Perhaps I will compare Google and Cuil side by side on a few searches and see what the diff is.

  3. There a joke. They don’t respect anyones privacy.

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