A few years ago I quit using the verb “Google”. You know how people say, “Just Google it.” I just couldn’t say it anymore.
In our efforts to manage and secure data, I learned about the plethora of data being collected by Google – as well as by many other sites, including other search engines, social media sites and others that store, track and use our information.
So I changed the verb to “search” and started using multiple search engines such as Bing, Ask and DuckDuckGo, which touts anonymous searching. The idea is this: If I search using multiple engines, I diversify my risk. And ultimately security comes down to managing risk.
When I saw this recent Time’s magazine article online about a lady who “Quit Google”, I was reminded of my passion to help people understand that a key part of security is “privacy.” Join me and others as we limit how much data Google gets.
To read the Time article by julia Angwin, see How I Quit Google