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|Type of site||Search Engine|
|Available language(s)||English and 27 others|
|Owner||Public Information Research, Inc.|
|Created by||Daniel Brandt|
Scroogle was a Web service that disguises the Internet address of users who want to run Google searches anonymously. Scroogle also gives users the option of having all communication between their computer and the search page be SSL encrypted.
The tool was created by Google critic Daniel Brandt, who was concerned about Google collecting information on users, and set up Scroogle to filter searches through his servers before going to Google. "I don't save the search terms and I delete all my logs every week. So even if the feds come around and ask me questions I don't know the answer because I don't have the logs any more," he said "I don't associate the search terms with the user's address at all, so I can't even match those up."
Traffic has doubled every year and as of December 2007, Scroogle had passed 100,000 visitors a day.
Scroogle shut down in 2012. Brandt blamed Google and DDoS attacks from others for the closure.
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