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Re^6: Sometimes Perl is awesome: Duck Duck Go edition (!g tracking)

by tye (Sage)
on Feb 14, 2012 at 19:06 UTC ( #953748=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Sometimes Perl is awesome: Duck Duck Go edition (!g tracking)
in thread Sometimes Perl is awesome: Duck Duck Go edition

I don't know how you pull that off. If I'm logged in to google (gmail, in my test case), then using a "!g" search via duckduckgo takes me to google and google shows me as logged in on that page of search results.

There are lots of variables possible here. The "!g" search takes me to https://encrypted.google.com/ (which might vary based on whether using the http vs https and/or html vs javascript interfaces of duckduckgo). Maybe 'plus' is different from 'gmail' (vs. several other ways to log in to google).

But thanks at least for the information that there is at least one way to search via google w/o google appearing to notice that you are logged in. The existence of such quite surprises me.

- tye        

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Re^7: Sometimes Perl is awesome: Duck Duck Go edition (!g tracking)
by PrakashK (Pilgrim) on Feb 14, 2012 at 22:00 UTC

    I was earlier using the DDG search engine for Firefox searchbar, which is using the non-https URL. So, I manually visited the https version of DDG and repeated my searches, while logged in to Google+ ($work allows G+, but not gmail; go figure!). I also disabled Adblock Plus, for good measure.

    I was now redirected to https://encrypted.google.com, but the results were same as earlier.

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