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How to stop Google from violating your rectums

Gauche

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https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/32635-disable-google-search-result-url-redirector/code

Stops Google from creating a tracking link when clicking on a search result among other stuff

So instead of this:
Code:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjvnJ2L74__AhWnIkQIHfXSAxIQFnoECCQQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FPrivacy_concerns_regarding_Google&usg=AOvVaw1ln7mEe8g-2bIKHu1-k7fE
You just get this:
Code:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy_concerns_regarding_Google


Be free my sheeple
 

Vendor-Lazarus

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Be even freer, by using https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/pureurl4pm/ , https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/ematrix/ and https://addons.palemoon.org/search/?terms=ublock

Best of all would be to stop using google search, google chromium browsers or a firefox quantum browsers (chromium-lite). Also, no google android or android forks. Also also, no electron apps or CEF applications. I've been meaning to write a post about this (browsers, search sites, privacy, fingerprinting, Big Tech/GAFAM reach, MV3, etc), but it quickly becomes big, as you can imagine.
 

Gauche

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Google changed some stuff and this no longer works

JavaScript:
// ==UserScript==
// @name        Disable Google Search Result URL Redirector
// @namespace   DisableGoogleSearchResultURLRedirector
// @version     gauchemessedwithit
// @license     GNU AGPLv3
// @description Disable Google URL redirector (i.e. user data tracking) on Google Search result, including Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) which is used by many websites, and in Google Groups.
// @include     *://*/*
// @grant       unsafeWindow
// @run-at      document-start
// ==/UserScript==

//thanks jcunews

(function() {
  
  //===== CONFIGURATION BEGIN =====

  var disableGoogleAdSense = true;
  var disableInterstitials = true; //e.g. malware warning page

  //===== CONFIGURATION END =====


  if ((/(www|groups)\.google\.[a-z]+(\.[a-z]+)?/).test(location.hostname)) {
    //Google site
    addEventListener("mousedown", (ev, a) => {
      //web search
      if (unsafeWindow.rwt && (unsafeWindow.rwt !== rwt_)) unsafeWindow.rwt = rwt_;
      //image search
      if (a = ev.target.closest('a[data-ved]')) a.setAttribute("rlhc", "1");
    }, true);
    //Google web search site
    function removeInterstitials() {
      document.querySelectorAll('a').forEach(a => {
        a.removeAttribute("data-sb");
      });
    }
    addEventListener("scroll", () => {
      if (disableInterstitials) removeInterstitials();
    });
    addEventListener("load", () => {
      if (disableInterstitials) removeInterstitials();
    });
  }
})();
Works for me again

uBlock has it easy
 
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Vendor-Lazarus

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Just stop using google search.. Use Brave Search, Mojeek, Right Dao, Stract, Alexandria, or Wiby instead. They don't use google OR bing at the backend.
 

Arnox

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Just stop using google search.. Use Brave Search, Mojeek, Right Dao, Stract, Alexandria, or Wiby instead. They don't use google OR bing at the backend.
I use Brave Search, but occasionally, Google will find stuff that Brave doesn't. Most of the time though, yeah, Brave is better. I also have to use Google image search simply because they have a MUCH larger index of images to search from compared to Brave who is relatively very new to image searching.
 

Gauche

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Just stop using google search.. Use Brave Search, Mojeek, Right Dao, Stract, Alexandria, or Wiby instead. They don't use google OR bing at the backend.
Half of those don't have an image search which feels somehow stifling
Weird how bing still has the best boob results
 

Vendor-Lazarus

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I don't understand why you'd need an image search? I never really use it myself. I only use reverse image search, and then TinEye and Yandex and SauceNAO suffices.
 

Arnox

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I don't understand why you'd need an image search? I never really use it myself. I only use reverse image search, and then TinEye and Yandex and SauceNAO suffices.
I use image search and reverse image search all the damn time. For example, I just used it to very quickly find out what a game is. A picture of gameplay is worth a thousand words.
 

Vendor-Lazarus

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I use image search and reverse image search all the damn time. For example, I just used it to very quickly find out what a game is. A picture of gameplay is worth a thousand words.
I almost never come across images of games that don't have names attached. Then it's just a steam or youtube link away to find out how it plays.
 
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