It is known fact that google is a internet Giant. It is the undisputed leader of present day web technologies. With some of the most popular, useful and free web services like Google Search, YouTube,GMail, Feedburner, Orkut etc. under its belt, it collects an astonishing amount of personal data about you and your preferences.
It is sometime chilling for any security enthusiast, just to know the vast amount of data, which Google possesses about a user.Although you cannot hide from Google eye, but you can protect your privacy for some level with this tool called “Google Sharing”.
How To Protect Privacy and Use Google Search:
GoogleSharing is a partial proxy service which allows you to safeguard your privacy and use Google web searches at the same time.
GoogleSharing aims to do a few very specific things:
- Provide a system that will prevent Google from collecting information about you from services which don’t require a login.
- Make this system completely transparent to the user. No special websites, no change to your work flow.
- Leave your non-Google traffic completely untouched, unredirected, and unaffected.
The use of GoogleSharing is easy. You have just to download a Firefox Addon and start using it.The Firefox Addon watches for requests to Google services from your web browser, then it transparently redirect all of them (except services as Gmail) to a GoogleSharing proxy.At GoogleSharing proxy your request is stripped of all identifying information and replaced with the information from a GoogleSharing identity
Download: GoogleSharing Firefox Addon
Now,this information from Googlesharing is sent to Google, then it’s response is sent back to you. In a similar way your next request will get a different identity, and the one you were using before will be assigned to someone else. So this mixing makes difficult for Google to analyze the real source or identity.