Secure Search Engines

Search platforms providing at least a pretext of privacy.


  • searx

    Free Linux Web Android Self-Hosted Website

    Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.

    Why use Searx?

    • Searx may not offer you as personalised results as Google, but it doesn't generate a profile about you
    • Searx doesn't care about what you search for, never shares anything with a third party, and it can't be used to compromise you
    • Searx is free software, the code is 100% open and you can help to make it better. See more on github

    If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make Searx your default search engine or run it on your own server

    Technical details - How does it work?

    Searx is a metasearch engine, inspired by the seeks project.
    It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Queries are made using a POST request on every browser (except chrome*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your url history. In case of Chrome* users there is an exception, Searx uses the search bar to perform GET requests.
    Searx can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.

     

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  • Disconnect Search

    Free Web Chrome Firefox Website

    Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine.

     

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  • MetaGer

    Free Web Android Website

    MetaGer is a SaaS by the German non-profit SUMA e.V. that provides you with anonymous meta search results.

     

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  • Hide My Searches

    Free Web Chrome Firefox Website

    Keep your searches private by redirecting searches that may be tracked to Hide My Searches, a privacy-focused search engine.
    Hide My Searches is a private search engine that helps you keep your search terms private. Our extension lets you easily perform private online searches.

    While other search engines may track your search history and link it to a 'data profile' about you, Hide My Searches helps minimize that tracking.

    With our extension installed, your search terms on our site won't show up in your browsing history. For added privacy, your search terms will expire after 30 minutes of inactivity.

    Hide My Searches will detect searches that may track you and redirect them to our encrypted search engine. Since your search terms are encrypted with HideMySearches.com, your ISP or anyone monitoring your network won't be able to snoop on your searches.

    By clicking the 'Add to Chrome' button and installing our extension, you agree to install this extension, and you agree to our Terms Of Service and Privacy Policy.

    HideMySearches combines AES-256 encryption and SSL encryption with an expiring encryption key. So after you're done searching, your search terms essentially disappear.

    Hide My Searches is a search engine that doesn't track you like Google and other search engines. You can hide your search terms without having to clear your browsing history. Our search engine helps deliver private, uncensored, and unrestricted search results.

    Hide My Searches lets you search for whatever you want without keeping you in a filter bubble. Some search engines will only show you results that are similar to what you've searched for in the past. If you consistently visit conservative news sites, you may only be shown conservative viewpoints, and vice versa. If you're only being shown half of the information on the internet, you could be isolating yourself from a true representation of certain issues.

    Hide My Searches makes privacy fast, simple and easy.

     

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  • SearchLock

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Safari ... Firefox Website

    SearchLock is a privacy-friendly search engine that prevents the tracking of your personal searches by the big search engine companies and others.

     

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  • Qwant

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Firefox Website

    Qwant is a European web search engine, launched in July 2013 and operated from Paris. It is the only EU-based search engine with its own indexing engine. It claims not to employ user tracking and doesn't personalize search results in order to avoid trapping users in a filter bubble. It is available in 13 languages.

     

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  • Search Encrypt

    Free Web Website

    We're a private search engine that doesn't track you or store your data. Your search terms are always encrypted so they stay private.

     

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  • Startpage

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Safari Firefox Website

    Why did we create Startpage.com?

    As kids, we’re all taught not to touch stuff that doesn’t belong to us. It’s a good guideline. So why are online companies harvesting our personal data without our consent? They shouldn’t. That’s why we’re developing online tools that help you stay in control of your personal information. Search is done. Expect other private versions of common digital services soon. Why?
    Because it’s our belief that personal data should be your data, not Big Data. Period.

    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. The result: The world’s best and most private search engine. Only now you can search without ads following you around, recommending products you’ve already bought. And no more data mining by companies with dubious intentions. We want you to dance like nobody’s watching and search like nobody’s watching.

    No personal data storage

    We don’t collect or share your personal information. Ever. There’s literally no data about you on our servers. None. We can’t profile you, and we can’t be forced to hand over your data to authorities, simply because we don’t have any data to hand over.

    Anonymous View

    Clicking search results means leaving the protection of Startpage.com. This could lead to a barrage of cookies being installed on your device. That’s why we developed the "Anonymous View" feature. With "Anonymous View" you can visit search results in full privacy, and keep on browsing: They’ll never know you were there. You’ll find the feature next to every search result.

    No filter bubble

    Other search engines use your search habits to serve you results they think you want, essentially trapping you in an echo chamber of results. With Startpage.com, you break through the filter bubble to see a wider variety of results.

     

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  • DuckDuckGo

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox Website

    DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software.

    • Zero-click Info - Useful information above the links.
    • More Privacy - We do not track you.
    • Goodies - Instant answers, !bangs & settings.
    • Less Spam - We remove sites with just ads.

     

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