11 Mar '12, 2am

Google is still everyone's favourite search engine, despite some privacy fears: Survey

Google is still everyone's favourite search engine, despite some privacy fears: Survey

Google is almost everyone's favourite search engine, despite misgivings about data-collection and advertising practices that are widely seen as intrusive. -- PHOTO: AFP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is almost everyone's favourite search engine, despite misgivings about data-collection and advertising practices that are widely seen as intrusive. A survey of released on Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found 83 per cent of US search engine users rated Google as their preferred search engine. That was up from 47 per cent in 2004, the last time that Pew gauged people's attitudes about Internet search engines. Yahoo's search engine ranked a distant second at 6 per cent, according to the latest numbers, down from 26 per cent in 2004. Google Inc has turned its dominant position in Internet search into a gold mine. The company's Internet search engine is the hub of...

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