Secure Search Engines
Search platforms providing at least a pretext of privacy.
Searx is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked nor profiled. Additionally, searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity.
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.
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.
Disconnect Search is a meta-search-engine browser extension that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine.
SearchLock - Protects Your Privacy While You Search the Web.
SearchLock is a privacy-friendly search engine that prevents the tracking of your personal searches by the big search engine companies and others.
SearchLock Enhances Your Privacy. SearchLock is a search engine that helps you to protect your privacy while you search the Internet.
They Are Profiling You. Don't you hate it when you search for something, and then ads related to your searches follow you around for days? By now it's common knowledge, but Google and other search engines are tracking and creating a detailed profile of you based on your searches.
If that wasn't bad enough, the privacy policies of the most popular search providers state that your search history may be associated with any account or other information they may have about you, such as your email address, first and last name, scans of your face from your photos, your location, and other sensitive details. Your search history is then tied to this profile to target you for a period of several months to years.
Now You Can Keep Your Searches for Yourself. We believe in a search experience that doesn't result in an invasion of your privacy. That's why we made SearchLock. When you use SearchLock, you are protected from the big companies who are profiling you based on your searches to sell advertising.
How Does the SearchLock Extension Work? The SearchLock browser extension uses patent-pending technology to detect when your search query is about to be tracked in a way that could result in ads following you around the web, re-routes it so that it isn't, then delivers your search results via an encrypted privacy-friendly results page at searchlock.com. You can read more about SearchLock's privacy features here.
Prevent search engines from profiling you with SearchLock.
Search Encrypt was designed from the ground up with privacy as its core value. Search Encrypt protects your privacy by encrypting your search terms, expiring your browsing history, and forcing advanced SSL encryption.
Privacy oriented search engine.
MetaGer is an open source metasearch engine focused on protecting users' privacy. Based in Germany, and hosted as a cooperation between the German NGO 'SUMA-EV - Association for Free Access to Knowledge' and the University of Hannover, the system is built on 24 small-scale web crawlers under MetaGer's own control. In September 2013, MetaGer launched MetaGer.net, an English-language version of their search engine.
Features: • Libre Source (Open Source). If you are not familiar with "Libre Source", it means this software has both stronger security & stronger privacy. Because its code is publicly available for review and contributions on GitLab at https://gitlab.metager.de/open-source/MetaGer • Attractive GNU General Public version 3 & MIT licenses. This means the software code is owned and supported by a friendly not-for-profit community. Instead of a for-profit corporation. • No censorship by combining the results of multiple search engines • Algorithms are transparent and available for everyone to read • Run by a Nonprofit Organization • Powered by 100% renewable energy • Optional, dark theme
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.