For writers paranoid their unusual and alarming searches for stories will place them on some government watch list, or worse, get the feds to come crashing through their door, this will help you sleep better at night.
DuckDuckGo is a free Google-alternative search engine that is totally anonymous—hence, private. It stores nothing about you, no search history, just nothing that may track and connect you to your searches in any way.
So go ahead and do those eyebrow-raising searches for that thriller novel you’re working on, like this curious search history series I remember reading about online:
best gun for shooting someone in the head
how reporters are chosen for presidential press conference
how to self-amputate limb
describe decomposition smell