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Alternative and Privacy-aware Search Engines

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Hi there, german privacy-blooger Mike Kuketz had a smal piece on search engines here: https://www.kuketz-blog.de/suchmaschinen-welche-respektieren-die-privatsphaere/

I used startpage a long time and often was angered about the quality of the results in complexer searches. Also if you use Google-Proxys like this, you still take part in einriching Googles big data.

I tried some privacy-friendly enginges and have to admit that they are quite good:
Quant, elaon (searx-instance) and Meta-Ger in particually…

Also please stop promoting duck-duck-go as they are under us-jurisdiction…

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There is also Ecosia, which is not privacy-related (it uses Google), but the company plants trees with the money gained from advertisements.

However, I can’t understand why I should stop using and promoting DuckDuckGo. It’s like Startpage or Ixquick. They do not collect personal information so they can’t share it, even if the US-Government or pick your favourite agency requests it. #ComeToTheDuckSide

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Yes you are right! Sure it is better to use the Duck then the mother goose… ;-))

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I tried to correct the title (“Search Enginges” to “Search Engines”), but Discourse doesn’t let me (“Title is too short (minimum 15 characters)”).

Has anybody a good title for this topic? Maybe “Privacy comparison of search engines”?

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Maybe:

  • Privacy Aware Search Engines or
  • Alternative Search Engines (since Ecosia was mentioned too)

btw, this compilation by Ecosia may be interesting (:de:):

https://ecosia.zendesk.com/hc/de/articles/204882311-Alternative-Suchmaschinen

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Changed the Title. And some Links to searchegines.

https://www.qwant.com/
https://lite.qwant.com/


https://metager.de/
https://www.unbubble.eu/
http://yacy.net/en/index.html

Quant and some of the searx-instances are my favorites.

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Probably unknown, there is for & in Austria Labarama
Https://www.labarama.com

Vermutlich etwas unbekannt, gibt es für & in Österreich Labarama
https://www.labarama.com
für mehr Informationen: https://www.labarama.com/info.aspx?page=suche

According to Ecosia they use Bing and not Google. It says ‘Powered by Bing’ at the right bottom when you use their search.
Just wanted to mention this since there are google-averse people here (like me), which would be turned-off on Ecosia when they think it uses google :slight_smile:

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I’m so tired of the google spyware machine. They’re gotten far too big. I recommend DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Ecosia, etc. :bulb:

@Ianto I wouldn’t recommend Startpage tbh. Why? Because this:

How we made search private

You can’t beat Google when it comes to online search. So we’re paying them to use their brilliant search results in order to remove all trackers and logs. […]
Taken from startpage.com

I wouldn’t consider Startpage as an alternative to G00gle as they’re literally paying them.

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