Q&A The Best Private Search Engine - What are you using?

If privacy is your primary concern which search engine are you most likely to use?


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Kubla

Level 8
Verified
Jan 22, 2017
380
I have been using Brave search but after that accidentally leaked court document that shows Google has been working with the US government using “keyword warrants” to troll for keywords entered into a search bar and then tie it to a users, making it so you have to be leery searching for anything now I have been testing a couple encrypted search engines I found on reedit

Search Encrypt

Gibiru

Just not sure of away to actually test their encryption to see if either are the real deal,
 

alakazam

Level 9
Mar 25, 2014
406
I have been using Qwant for a long time, but use Youcare.world which is a charitable search engine that gives about 80% of the money on ads to a charity, like removing rubbish from the sea, planting trees, planting coral reefs, etc. I know this search engine isn't 100% privacy-friendly but is probably better than Google or some other options.

 
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Kubla

Level 8
Verified
Jan 22, 2017
380
I have been using Brave search but after that accidentally leaked court document that shows Google has been working with the US government using “keyword warrants” to troll for keywords entered into a search bar and then tie it to a users, making it so you have to be leery searching for anything now I have been testing a couple encrypted search engines I found on reedit

Search Encrypt

Gibiru

Just not sure of away to actually test their encryption to see if either are the real deal,

FYI: Doing some research I found that the Search Encrypt is affiliated with the Chinese government so would not use it, instead I am testing MetaGer which uses a proxy to hide your identity, it appears to primarily use Bing results and gives you the option to open result links anonymously.

Both it and Gibiru are fairly quick considering the extra measures to hide your identity.
 
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Countryboy_MN

Level 3
Well-known
May 30, 2013
109
In my earlier post I stated I was using DuckDuck Go for my go to search engine. But since then I'm kicking the tires on Braves search engine. And I'm also using StartPage..again.(y)
 
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