Cuil can uncover connections that wouldn’t be obvious with Facebook alone. For example, if you search for “U2,” Cuil knows that this is a famous Irish rock band with many hit records, among thousands of other facts. When this knowledge of U2 is applied to your social graph, Cuil could uncover friends who are Bono fans, are going to concerts this weekend, or even listen to “post-punk” music. The connections are limitless.
When you’re ready to give it a try, click “Connect with Facebook” on the search results page. You never know what you might discover.
When you link your account, Cuil temporarily indexes Facebook data from your friends, including their profiles and status updates. This information is only visible to you, while you are logged in to Facebook through Cuil.
Facebook requires that the first time Cuil requests data from a new area of your profile, we must obtain your permission before accessing it. So, in order to index your friends’ profiles and status messages, you must give us permission to do so. This is a security measure, ensuring you are always in control of your data. Of course, if you don’t give us permission, we can’t provide you with Facebook results.
No. When you give Cuil access to your Facebook profile, that data is only visible to you, while you are logged into Facebook through Cuil. It does not appear in anyone else’s search results. If your friends have also connected their Facebook accounts with Cuil, then they will have access to the same information about you that they have through Facebook. Your profile and status messages will only be visible to your friends in accordance with your Facebook privacy settings. You can change what is visible to your friends using Facebook’s privacy controls.
Cuil’s breakthrough search technology analyzes and identifies ideas and related concepts throughout the web. We then use this knowledge to help find your friends’ profiles and status messages in much the same way that we find web pages. This allows us to search in broader, more interesting ways, providing you with a richer experience.
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