[tor-talk] Scroogle is No More?

Mr Dash Four mr.dash.four at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 22 22:14:46 UTC 2012

>> Privatelee requires Javascript to work. We promise to not abuse
>> your trust.
> I just tried going to the HTTPS version of privatelee.com and I'm not
> seeing any error messages from that.  I'm getting search results,
> though exactly how good they are I don't yet know (it appears that
> they're scraping Google and Bing!, judging by the top-right corner of
> the search results).
Same story, same message. Clear you cache and force javascript off, then 
reload that page. The header contains 3 javascript tags and one 
stylesheet metalink:

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
        var _msgs = [{ id: "001", NoT: true, exDt: "10/10/2011", apls: 
10, msg: "<span style='font-weight:700;color:#555555;'>The most private 
and secure search engine. Please help spread the word.</span>"}];
        try {
            for (var i = 1; i <= 3; i++) {
                var iinit = new Image();
                iinit.src = "https://q" + i.toString() + 
            var iinit2 = new Image();
            iinit2.src = "https://tam" + i.toString() + 
        } catch (e) { }
    <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" 
    <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" 
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" 
href="/css/v-1.1.8/qrobe-m.css" />

The body has a noscript tag, activating the said message when javascript 
is off:

  <div style='text-align: left; background-color: #fff; width: 580px; 
height: 300px; padding: 7px;'>
    Privatelee requires Javascript to work. We promise to not abuse your 
    <br /><br />
    Please turn on Javascript to view Privatelee.com in action (domains 
privatelee.com and qrobe.it). We do not display popups, non-text ads, 
set any uniquely identifiable or any ad network cookies on our site.
    <br /><br />
    <div style="float:right"><img alt="" 
src="/img/privatelee/privatelee-104x25.png?ns" style="border:0px"/></div>

More information about the tor-talk mailing list