A List Of Privacy Focused Search Engines


  • searx

    Free Linux Web Android Self-Hosted Cloudron 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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  • YaCy

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index.

     

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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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  • 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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  • Swisscows

    Free Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Swisscows is the data-safe search engine and the absolute alternative to Google. Swisscows does not monitor and does not store any data. In addition, Swisscows is family-friendly and child-friendly, unlike Startpage and Duckduckgo. Swisscows does not provide any results with pornographic content.

     

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  • Brave Search

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Website

    The user-first and privacy-focused search engine that uses it's own index making it an independent search engine.

     

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  • Fireball (Search Engine)

    Free Web Website

    Founded in 1996 as the first ever German search engine, Fireball is a search engine from Munich, Germany which is operated by Fireball Labs GmbH. Fireball mainly relys on Bing results these days and Fireball is privacy-focused.

     

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  • Ecosia

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Ecosia is a green search engine that donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue and online shopping to a reforestation program, currently in Burkina Faso. In November 2015 Ecosia celebrated 3 million planted trees and $5 Million donated for the environment. Ecosia is also available on mobile, find the app in the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store.

     

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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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  • Mojeek

    Free Web Firefox Website

    Mojeek, the alternative search engine that puts the people who use it first.

    We like to do things differently...

    That's why we're on a mission to build the world's alternative search engine; a search engine that does what's right, that values and respects your privacy, whilst providing its own unique and unbiased search results.

    Search is often considered the gateway to the Web, which is why we believe it's critical that choices exist, choices that take a different approach. By putting the people who use Mojeek first and using technology built from the ground-up, we're here to offer that choice.

    Features:

    • Search that doesn't follow you around
    • Independent and Unbiased Search Results
    • Search technology created from the ground up
    • Hosted and run from the UK's greenest data centre

     

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