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Re: Can't use Startpage
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2014, 11:43:20 PM »
Hi winter4warm,

Where do you wanna run to to hide from this.
I am near Rotterdam in the Netherlands while I am writing this posting.
The Amsterdam Internet switch is siphoned 24/7 !
and all ISP have a data retention obligation via EU-regulations.
Re:  http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32006L0024:NL:HTML
Everything on the Interwebs is logged, monitored and kept

Well, bob3160 is right,
we are getting hopelessly off-topic.
But I wanted to get rid of some very pertaining misconceptions.

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« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 12:12:01 AM by polonus »
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Re: Can't use Startpage
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2014, 05:35:17 PM »
Well, bob3160 is right, But I wanted to get rid of some very pertaining misconceptions.

There is no misconceptions as far as I am concerned, and your previous point on DDG does not apply here since European laws on the Right To Privacy does not allow for the implementation of a blanket spying program. And Ixquick is peer-reviewed by the Europeran Privacy Seal and is registered under the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA).

See: https://www.startpage.com/eng/protect-privacy.html?

 Ixquick's philosophy is to simply avoid storing any data about you. They don't record your IP adress either and they don't use tracking cookies. There is just no data on their servers..

''US jurisdiction does not apply to us, at least not directly. Any request or demand from ANY government (including the US) to deliver user data, will be thoroughly checked by our lawyers, and we will not comply unless the law which actually applies to us would undeniably require it from us. And even in that hypothetical situation, we refer to our first point; we don't even have any user data to give. We will never cooperate with voluntary spying programs like PRISM.''

Link: https://www.startpage.com/eng/protect-privacy-qa.html?#q25

We are indeed getting off-topic so that will be my last post on this (nonetheless interesting) debate. But it just seems to me like you are trying to justify the awful trackrecord on privacy of businesses like Google and Facebook - among others- by saying that spy agencies are also finding ways to collect our data. While it is a sad reality, it is for us to make sure that we fight for our right to privacy. And that for me, is to start by using services that are in fact privacy-oriented. I mean why on earth should these businesses know everything about my browsing habbits, ? That is not acceptable to me and CAN be avoided.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 05:56:49 PM by winter4warm »

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Re: Can't use Startpage
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2014, 05:07:56 AM »
I am a big fan of startpage they are the only search engine I know that takes privacy seriously and easy to browse, to bypass this issue go into avasts settings, scroll down to Exclusions and click on it, then click the URLs tab, lastly enter http://startpage.com and click add, and do the same for https://startpage.com and click add, lastly click ok.

That should make startpage work again, I did email them and they did say there is no virus assciated with startpage.com or ixquick.com and it is a false positive, whether they where lying or not is another story :D, enjoy.

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Re: Can't use Startpage
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2014, 02:22:31 PM »
I am a big fan of startpage they are the only search engine I know that takes privacy seriously and easy to browse, to bypass this issue go into avasts settings, scroll down to Exclusions and click on it, then click the URLs tab, lastly enter http://startpage.com and click add, and do the same for https://startpage.com and click add, lastly click ok.

That should make startpage work again, I did email them and they did say there is no virus assciated with startpage.com or ixquick.com and it is a false positive, whether they where lying or not is another story :D , enjoy.
No exclusions and no problems reaching startpage.com  from either of the 2 links you posted.
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Re: Can't use Startpage
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2014, 04:00:40 PM »
confirmed.

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Re: Can't use Startpage
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2014, 04:16:24 PM »
confirmed.

Confirmed what, that you are able to access it like bob3160's post above yours or that you aren't able to use Startpage ?

I'm able to access/use startpage.com on my win7 system and on this XP Pro system, which the web shield doesn't do https scanning.
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Re: Can't use Startpage
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2014, 04:27:37 PM »
Based on the OP, I am assuming that js: scriptIP-inf[TRJ] is either a conditional (browser-specific/location/etc.) or there is another 3rd party involved on the target computer to alter the web page.

Are there any similarities that Start Page users share (i.e: specific program installed)? What version of avast! are you using? 32-bit or 64-bit? If you excluded Startpage from avast!, please navigate to the webpage and press Ctrl+U. Then press Ctrl+A and copy the contents to a new paste here: http://0paste.com/

Please post the generated link in your next post.

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