In these years people are more concerned about their privacy when surfing online. A person’s web browsing activity can be tracked using ‘Cookies’- are small files store on the users computer. It can hold data specific to a particular user and the website. This data can be accessed by the web server or the users computer. Each cookie consist of small lookup table containing the user’s information. The web page can be appropriately customize by reading the data store in the cookie. Almost all the websites have some privacy options, like ‘private browsing’. Nowadays almost everyone has a virtual space online and filled with tons of data, so it is very much important to keep the data secure and private.
Don’t want to track your search queries. Then this tools are right for you.
DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine like Google that emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy and avoiding the filter of personalized search results. Their slogan is “The search engine that doesn’t track you”.
Nowadays, giant technology companies collect the users private information to quench their thirst for big data. It was founded in 1998 as Ixquick.com, it later rebranded to Startpage.com.
Qwant is a web search engine, launched in 2013. The search engine claims not to employ user tracking and doesn’t personalize search results in order to avoid trapping users in a filter bubble.
Search Encrypt internet search engine prioritizes maintaining user privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results. Search Encrypt works by encrypting user search terms locally with AES-256 encryption.
Gibiru provides private browsing and uncensored search results for its users. Gibiru is presently based on modified Google Search algorithm that limits tracking of the users internet behavior and privacy thus removing behavioral search result filtering and censoring. The result: you will get natural and uncensored search results.
Yippy also provides private browsing.
Swisscows is an intelligent answer engine and it is based on semantic information recognition and offers users intuitive help in their search for answers.
The Discrete Search encrypts your search terms between your computer and discretesearch.com.
Oscobo search engine is designed for the sole purpose of protecting the users privacy while using the search facility on the web. Big search engines store every single search term you type on their search box and using the data they created a profile based on search history. Oscobo doesn’t store the users personal information and will never ask the users to provide it for any of the search services.
Searx is a meta search engine (aggregates search from another search engine’s data to produce its own results from the Internet), aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users. Searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity. You can view the search engines source code from github.
Disconnect Search lets you search privately using any search engine, including Duckduckgo, Bing, and Yahoo.
What’s your opinion about this type of privacy protected search engines? Most of this private search engines may not offer a ‘Search History’ page. So you can’t go back and dig through your past searches. The same way, it may not offer the ‘autocomplete’ feature.