Matthew made a blog post the other day about search engines: in an article, Google came out with one of the worst privacy policies of any internet company. Matthew wanted to try out some various different search engines… read the blog post for more info!
Anyway, I’m a fan of the Google search engine in terms of its results. It’s fast, usually relevant, and uncluttered. I don’t really like their privacy policies either, though. One thing you could do is use Scroogle. It basically grabs the results from Google but doesn’t store your information, i.e. Google won’t be able to trace your search terms back to you and in general won’t know any info about you.