I’ve recently replaced the Google search box with a DuckDuckGo Search Box.
There are two reasons for this change, the first is Google’s total lack of respect for individual privacy. They first had the gall to drive around neighborhoods and take pictures of peoples houses and yards and put them all online. Now for Google Glass there exists a face recognition application that will allow a total stranger to look at you and instantly get background information. This is technology totally out of control.
The second is Google’s recent move not to just index the Internet but to attempt to control it’s content. We’ve had our Google Page Rank manually reduced because Google feels that some of our links are artificial. I haven’t paid anyone to link to me and I don’t feel it should be Google’s prerogative to dictate whom I link to. Call me unreasonable, call me what you will, but that’s how I see it.