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Does anyone know anything about this new search engine: ASK.com?

Saw the add on dishnetwork.
Was wondering if this is some gov front to keep track of searches we do.

Server Used: [ whois.arin.net ]

65.214.39.56 = [ webt.wc.ask.com ]

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RegDate: 2000-10-27
Updated: 2002-02-13
RTechHandle: OA12-ARIN
RTechName: UUnet Technologies Inc. Technologies
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RTechEmail:  help4u@mci.com

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OrgTechPhone: 1-800-900-0241
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CustName: AskJeeves Inc.
Address: 5858 Horton Street
City: Emeryville
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 94608
Country: US
RegDate: 2001-11-19
Updated: 2003-05-30
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CIDR: 65.214.36.0/22
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NetHandle: NET-65-214-36-0-1
Parent: NET-65-192-0-0-1
NetType: Reassigned
Comment:
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Updated: 2003-05-30
RTechHandle: OA12-ARIN
RTechName: UUnet Technologies Inc. Technologies
RTechPhone: 1-800-900-0241
RTechEmail:  help4u@mci.com

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OrgTechHandle: SWIPP-ARIN
OrgTechName: swipper
OrgTechPhone: 1-800-900-0241
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CustName: AskJeeves, Inc.
Address: 5858 Horton Street
City: Emeryville
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 94608
Country: US
RegDate: 2001-11-19
Updated: 2003-05-30

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CIDR: 65.214.36.0/22
NetName: UU-65-214-36
NetHandle: NET-65-214-36-0-1
Parent: NET-65-192-0-0-1
NetType: Reassigned
Comment:
RegDate: 2001-11-19
Updated: 2003-05-30

RTechHandle: OA12-ARIN
RTechName: UUnet Technologies, Inc., Technologies
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OrgTechHandle: SWIPP-ARIN
OrgTechName: swipper
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Ask Jeeves if I wuz u 26.Mar.2006 03:44

txt kid

u hav ask jeeves - set up in .com boom and bought by Carlton now merged into ITV. Culd bin sold oiff sionce thenm

here's some info on search engines and net privacy that is useful to us all.... 26.Mar.2006 20:14

deak

Sorry if you already know this info but, I think it's important to let others know.

As you know, Google has been in the news for both censoring and releasing user info. The problem is, that most people feel that they are stuck with Google because it is the best engine available. Let's face it, Yahoo and MSN search engines are shitty and just as bad. There are a few good alternatives though. Probably the best alternative to shitty google that I have found is Previewseek.com. It's a UK based search engine so you don't have to worry about GWB peeking in at your search quarries, or corperations data collecting. Although they do keep an index of searches, they do not link them IPs and individuals. I have compared Google searches to Previewseek's, and they are pretty much identical. (unfortuantly as I write this, they are updating their engines so it's down, but it'll be up soon I'm sure)

Of course, if you can't give up your need for Google, you can always go to one of the scraper sites, such as Scroogle.org. This is a nice little site that piggy backs off Google but allows you to be anonymous and they delete all search logs every 24 hours.

The last bit of info I want to pass on is the site  http://tor.eff.org. This is a really great idea for everyone who is on this board for it allows you to be nearly completely anonymous durring all internet activites. Basically it routes its users through random other nodes so that the data no longer has a recognizable source or destination. This of course slows down your surfing so I wouldn't really suggest it for your bittorent fun and stuff, but I would suggest you download it on at least one computer so that you can post shit on forums and use on Instant Messeges that you would prefer not to be traced back to you. Another great feature is that it works well with Privoxy ( http://www.privoxy.org/) so if you load the two together you have one bad stealthy mamajama conglomerate of anonymousness.

Hopefully, this post will help a tad for those who are worried about their internet security.

oh. and if you are interested in anonymous p2p file sharing. the next generation of bittorent is here with IP spoofing et all.  http://rodi.sourceforge.net/

Not that I'd ever advocate file sharing, hell I go to RIAA fund raisers on a weekly basis. Just thought you might like to know what those evil p2p-heads are up to.

assume your computer activity is monitored, regardless 27.Mar.2006 02:20

computer geek

You should always assume that your computer activity can be monitored regardless of what OS, ISP, search engine, browser, or anonymizing software you are using. The technology for snooping will probably always be a little ahead of anything you would read about in any article, and the PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) that was very popular and seemingly secure for years is rumored to have backdoors that the gov't can use to un-encrypt anyone's traffic. If you need really need to do something online that you don't want traced to you, go to a cafe that has I-net terminals, or anyplace you can pay cash to use I-net access or use it for free. Never log into your email or any other account while doing that!

Me personally, I'm pretty sure the Homeland Security goons have bigger fish to fry than someone like me checking out anti-war sites, I'm just one of millions. Anyway, they're going to be bankrupt soon with the cost of these wars, so I'm not too worried about being rounded up. I would hope you are all smart enough not to try planning the destruction of a recruiting station, or something, from your home or work computer?