NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer and Ross Kenneth Urken are with "Mad Money" research director Nicole Urken to discuss Internet privacy in the wake of the NSA scandal.
Cramer, who is still using Microsoft's (MSFT) Internet Explorer to do his Internet searches, wants to gain more privacy while online and find more effective ways of using search engines.
Ross Kenneth Urken said Cramer should consider switching to Google (GOOG) Chrome or Duck Duck Go.
Not only are the two browsers more user-friendly, they're bent on providing increased privacy, Nicole Urken said.Google Chrome has the ability to go into "Incognito Mode," where the users search results and activities are not monitored and cannot be traced, Ross Kenneth Urken said. This is nice for users who plan on searching for something once or twice and don't want to be bombarded with ads related to their searches in the future. Although users' are not recorded or traceable, Ross Kenneth Urken said that Google likely knows what users are searching for, and uses those data for its own benefit. Duck Duck Go is another search engine based out of Pennsylvania. The Urkens described it as a hybrid search engine that draws from Microsoft's Bing and from Wikipedia but seems to put Google results on the back burner. Ross Kenneth Urken also said that Duck Duck Go has two primary goals: To provide usable content and to protect users' privacy.
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