Verizon offers no-tracking search engine, promises to protect

With "OneSearch," Verizon promises no cookie tracking or personal profiling.

By Jon Brodkin

Verizon today launched a new search engine, claiming that its "OneSearch" service will offer users more privacy than the standard options in a market dominated by Google.

Verizon's actual search results are provided by Microsoft's Bing, but Verizon added several privacy-focused features - while retaining the ability to serve contextual ads.

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Incipient Paranoia department ...

I get the feeling that there's a lot of behind-the-scenes change happening to the net. It might be another phase of the neverending battle between content providers (Google) and bit movers (Baby Bells and the CableCo's).

Google bought AdBlocker, which gave them both a blocking platform that is furnished with Chrome - and control of which ads it blocks. Verizon says it's interested in protecting its users' privacy - from everyone but them.

Who, I wonder, is the man behind the curtain?

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