A month or so ago, I saw an ad for DuckDuckGo.com, that advertised their relative lack of privacy invasion compared to Google. I tried switching to them as my default search engine, expecting to find them frustrating and switch back within a couple days. I never did. I don’t seem to miss Google. Who knew there could be a startup search engine that I could say that about?
If you are truly paranoid about Google, then do your searching with the rabid ideologues at scroogle.com. They are so busy protecting your privacy they can’t even be bothered to design a web site that doesn’t hurt your eyes! Seriously, they’re awesome. But if you’re only mildly creeped out by Google, you might want to give the Duck a shot. It’s pretty dang good.