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by Julian Stacey Corrections & additions welcome.

Long after writing this page I found a page 2017-05-07 on
DOMAIN GERMAN ON IP Commercial TRACKING (Co. Record IP Address) & may Filter Bubble you. Government TRACKING eg USA NSA or UK GCHQ etc ORIGINAL OR META/ MERGE OWNER (Copyright) Or Merge COMMENT
No. smiley face icon No. Base=NL smiley face icon ? ?   Small No. smiley face icon No. smiley face icon NSA as servers in Pennsylvania ? ? Very Small. No. smiley face icon ? ? Meta InfoSpace Portal Graphic Cluttered
< Google Yahoo Bing No. smiley face icon ? ? ?   Portal, Cluttered No. smiley face icon ? USA so NSA ? ?   Portal Cluttered No. smiley face icon ? ? ? InfoSpace Portal
< Google Yahoo Bing No. smiley face icon ? USA so NSA ? ? Yahoo No. smiley face icon ? ? ? Yahoo Portal Cluttered. Yes. German ? ? ? Microsoft Portal, MS monopolist - Ugh ! Yes. German ? ? ? Yes. German ? NSA ?   Portal, Cluttered. Abuse@ offender No. smiley face icon Yes Records IP NSA Original   2017-06-27: Record EU fine: 2.42 billion Euro
UK Tax Avoidance: Wednesday 01 May 2013 :
"£6m of tax on £2.6bn of profits derived in the UK in 2011"

"Tax Avoidance: Large Corporations ... 16 May 2013 ... public evidence session ... Witnesses ... Matt Brittin, Google

minutes-2013-14-v111113.pdf Page 6.

"Ordered , That the following written evidence relating to Tax Avoidance -Google inquiry be reported to the House for publication on the internet: Google" - Page 9: "2. Tax Avoidance -Google Draft Report, (Tax Avoidance-Google), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read. ... the formal minutes relating to the Report are published in the Ninth report of the Committee, HC 112"

Expired Link: BBC: Today In Parliament 2013-05-16 mp3

"Accused by MPs of being devious, calculating & unethical over the way it reports its income for tax" by UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, castigated for claiming to only sell from Ireland to avoid UK tax.

Expired Link: Sat, May 18, 2013, 12:10

"revenues that go to Google Ireland Ltd flow on to Google Ireland Holdings, the Dublin-registered company that is located in Bermuda ... It was put to Brittin that this un-taxed money was then available to Google to compete against, for instance, UK-based companies that were subject to tax there, and that this gave Google a competitive advantage."

2018-12-13: As of 2019-01-22 for EU Privacy Policy: Google Ireland also for YouTube & Google Play (Android) Service Yes. German Yes Records IP NSA Original   Half cluttered. @ 2013-01: Numerous annoying Captcha boxes received, wanting to check searcher is a human, not competitors searching their engine. No. smiley face icon. Yes Records IP NSA Original   Half cluttered
Unsorted below Unsorted below Unsorted below Unsorted below Unsorted below Unsorted below Unsorted below Yes Native German Germany Meta A club - e.V. German No. smiley face icon Germany ? Meta A club - e.V. English (with German in search box @ 2016-07-18 No. smiley face icon No. smiley face icon France ? ? Wikipedia
Yandex Cyrillic Yes assume so in Putin's Russia ? ? ? ?
Baidu Chinese Yes assume so in China ? ? ? Wikipedia


  • Row: "Domain" is NOT sorted alphabetically, but approximately by preference first, according to parameters in subsequent columns, & only thereafter alphabetic in event of a tie.
  • Row: "German On IP" Yes means: Annoyingly looks at IP # & switches to German, making crass false assumption everyone in Germany prefers German language, ignoring browser's exported environment variable HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE set to English,
    (See your HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE environment varable here).
  • Row: Meta: A meta search engine may search numerous other search engines, One advantage: they can discard adverts listed on other single search engines.
  • Why the table above exists:
    Wikipedia quotes Google as having 86.3% in April 2010. That's not healthy. Companies try to monopolise. The computer industry has seen too many computer monopolies. Some governments sometimes punish &/or break monopolies, some fail to. Best encourage diversity.
  • Government Spies Lots of governments now have legally enforceable `back doors' into large ISPs.
  • Other Indices Of Search Engines:
  • Fact Checkers / Internet Rumour Debunkers
    • If some multiple forwarded mail article seems interesting , perhaps plausible, but might have some errors:
      Do Not Forward It! Ask _Why_ Are There _No_ References ?! Forwarded mail with no exact specific reference to origin is just Hearsay, liable to distortion & creating false Internet rumours, & fails the rigour required by scientists, programers & lawyers etc, & Fails to provide a return route to submit corrections if any. Don't be a sucker, & dont sucker your friends with unsubstantiated hearsay!
      Here's some fact checker sites:
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