Info on some:
Probably the most popular privacy alternative to Google, Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo is:
https://startpage.com/ also known as https://ixquick.com/
http://blekko.com/System1 has recently acquired Startpage. While being a digital advertising company System1 claims that they are providing privacy focused products. Hence, we cannot vouch for their claim.
In other words, it’s up to you to trust System1 and Startpage.
Duck Duck Go's illusion of privacyBlekko doesn’t go as far as DuckDuckGo and Ixquick, but it’s still a big improvement over Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Blekko does log personally identifiable information, but deletes it within 48 hours. In contrast, Google stores this information for 9 months – and then anonymizes it without actually deleting it.
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The best secure browsers - a lazy article from 2019History of DuckDuckGo
Founded in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo was a self-funded project after Weinberg sold his previous venture NamesDatabase to classmates.com in 2006 for $10 million.
The core idea behind starting DuckDuckGo was to provide search results in a secure internet space. During October 2011, DDG was funded by Union Square Ventures because they believed that competitiveness in search engine is through privacy now.
By 2014, DDG was a profitable company although earning a tiny fraction of what Google earns. In August 2018, DDG raised another $10 million from Omers Ventures as Google was accused of biased internet search by US President Donald Trump. Although DDG was doing well off without the funding, the money could be used to spread awareness about the big bout between data privacy provided by DDG vs the giant Google.
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Mar 31, 2019 The most secure browsers | NordVPN
The winner was Firefox with security add-ons.
Last Updated: March 2, 2020
Did you know that buttons like these allow Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and others to track your online browsing activities on every site that includes one of these buttons, even if you never click the buttons and (in some browsers) even if you have third-party cookies disabled?
https://privacybadger.org/ShareMeNot is a browser extension designed to prevent third-party buttons (such as Facebook's “Like” or Twitter's “tweet” button) embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you until you actually click on them. Unlike traditional solutions, ShareMeNot does this without completely removing the buttons from the web experience.
Although we like Disconnect, Adblock Plus, Ghostery and similar products, none of them are exactly what we were looking for. In our testing, all of them required some custom configuration to block non-consensual trackers.
June 2, 2020
Suit Claims Google’s Tracking Violates Federal Wiretap Law
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/tech ... ivacy.html
June 3, 2020Google violated federal wiretap laws when it continued to collect information about what users were doing on the internet without their permission even though they were browsing in so-called private browsing mode, according to a potential class-action lawsuit filed against the internet giant on Tuesday.
Google in $5 billion lawsuit for tracking in 'private' mode
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