No, I’ve argued that, what is happening, is no different from a town crier in the town square 200 years ago seeing what everybody’s up to. Or, you know, the nosy lady down the street who always sits by her window. The EFF argument is that “the town crier and nosy lady should not be allowed to talk about or act on what they see of what goes on around them,” which is a fine argument if that’s what you want, but I don’t share it.
Anyway, use duckduckgo through a VPN if you want – the one thing you shouldn’t do is ignore the power of search engines. And, if there’s questions with no answers, that means you need to make a better question. How to break down your current roadblock into different questions, and research yourself to go to the next step, or work around the roadblock, is a necessary engineering skill.
Of course it would be better if every question got a quick answer by someone who had a real clue! That’d be amazing! This is why people go to schools – there are teachers and peers in the same situation, and lots of reference material, and they can often actually help with the answers, and when you go off the tracks, at least point you in the right direction. If you’re looking to learn, you could do a lot worse than finding a good school that teaches the thing you need.