I happened to be listening to Glen Beck while driving to the store this morning, he was on the soap box about Google too.
But I'm sure many of the other big name search engines collect some sort of data and store it for whatever use they want...
I like that with the duckduckgo you can use the drop down menu (next to the search button) to search anon and still access google & bing & youtube etc...
DuckDuckGo enables you to search 100s of other sites directly.
Just use this dropdown next to the search box.
As you use it, your most frequented sites will automatically be displayed at the top.
Or you can type in a command like '!amazon bags', which will take you to Amazon.com and auto-search it for 'bags'.
We call these commands !bangs, and this syntax works for 100s of sites:
Most big sites work, e.g. !youtube (see full list below)
Most generic keywords work too, e.g. !images
There are also shorter versions, e.g. !g (google) !i (images) !yt (youtube)
!ducky or '! ' or '\' will take you to the first result.
!safeoff will run a search with safe search off. ]
, I'm pretty sure Thunderbird is more secure than Outlook or outlook express. but I haven't researched on it for ages, been a fan of Mozilla/Tbird and never went back to Outlook Express.
I just prefer having my saved emails & addresses stored on my home computer and not on some email website online.