New search engine that doesn't track you


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Elsewhere on this forum I have discussed the Vivaldi web browser and why I use it.  I wll not go into that here, but Vivaldi has introduced a new search engine worth looking at.  Here is what they have to say:
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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Been using duck duck go in place of google for a lot. loads faster and has built in night mode! oh and it is great for finding coupon codes for sites like gslove, charlotte russe, fashionnova, etc. 
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If you have Vivaldi web browser, the only one tracking, tracing and collecting data on you is Micro$oft!  Any non micro$oft program that Ms sees, they make it their own.  I've seen this first hand.  
Startpage it's an okay search engine.  It's results are limited compared to bing.  If you use a search engine other than micro$ofts, just turn the history off.  Just my opinion. ?

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