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Submission + - How to Hide from Google (

penguinrecorder writes: "Google offers Web users a simple trade-off: Let the search giant track a substantial portion of your comings and goings around the Web, and it will offer you a free, superior online experience. Now an independent security researcher who goes by the name Moxie Marlinspike is making Web users a counter-offer: Take Google's giveaways and keep your privacy too.

On Tuesday, Marlinspike launched a service he calls Googlesharing, a plug-in for Firefox designed to give users access to Google's online offerings while cloaking their identity from the company's data collection tools. By hosting a proxy server with a collection of Google "identities," the privacy software, which can be accessed at, will allow users to temporarily route their traffic through another computer that masks their identity by mixing their online actions with those of other users."

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