Privacy organizations and various technology professionals have been warning us for years about the destructive influence of the internet on our privacy. Trivial things like search results are liable to be used against us, they repeatedly warn us. But who believes them?
Well, a new site that has spread widely, thanks to r/InternetIsBeautiful surfers on Reddit, guarantees to ruin your search history in a way that is sure to put you on the blacklist of the next date that picks through your browser's history (and it's just as well. Who wants a date like that?) It also promises problems with Google, the NSA, the FBI, the Illuminati and perhaps some agencies fighting aliens.
The site, http://ruinmysearchhistory.com/, won't do anything if you just enter it, but if you push on the search button, it will begin to look for you a long list of search strings – each one more embarrassing or scary than its predecessor.
Among other things you can find "homemade lubricant," a sex store in my city, "hypothetical ways to kill someone," "breaking in to Ashley Madison," "registration form for ISIS," "cheap flights from Syria to here" and other good search strings.
In other words, if you really want to join in the experiment, at least try to do this on the Tor browser. However, it would be better if you just suffice with the following video:
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