Scroogle, the search engine that scrapped Google's search results for almost a decade, has finally been shut down by its owner, Daniel Brandt.
The reason is closed was because someone attacked it with a DDOS attack. Although Daniel Brandt also blames Google, despite Google continuing to allow the search engine to illegal scrape its search results for almost a decade. Daniel Brandt is known as one of the loudest anti-Google activists out there - so it makes sense.
I am honestly surprised he didn't try to keep it running and is essentially giving up on Scroogle & Google-Watch after years and years of operations. I guess whoever did the DDOS attack caused a major stress on his servers and maybe wallet.
That being said, this is the end of an error.
We first reported about Scroogle back in 2003 when it was first "being blocked."
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