Most Privacy Respecting Search Engines

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Private.sh Private.sh

Private.sh is an encrypted proxy-based private search engine without any logging and with auditable code. The privacy-focused search engine is a collaborative venture between Private Internet Access and GigaBlast. Private.sh is one of the few US-based search engines that maintain its own index of more than a billion pages.

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Mojeek Mojeek

Mojeek is privacy focused search engine built from the ground up. Unlike many other meta search engines like DuckDuckGo, Ecosia and Startpage, Mojeek index web pages on their own servers, and rank them according to their own algorithm. Mojeek has gone from a personal project to a search engine that index and ranks over two billion pages across the internet.

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DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused internet search engine that does not profile its users and shows all users the same results. When using DuckDuckGo you can be sure that your query results are net generated in a personalized search result bubble. DuckDuckGo is free to use and does not store your search history, the advertisement done on the platform is based on keywords only.

DuckDuckGo makes their money from private ads shown next to search results. These ads are not based on personal information like search, browsing, and purchase history, like with other search engine like Google or Bing. If you search for the term dogs, DuckDuckGo will show you ads related to dogs and not based on prior activity.
DuckDuckGo's results are a compilation of more than 400 sources, including Yahoo! Search BOSS, Wolfram Alpha, Bing, Yandex, its own web crawler the DuckDuckBot.

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Startpage Startpage

Startpage is a search engine that deliver tools that can help you stay in control of your personal data and protect your privacy while searching online. Startpage does not save, share or sell your personal data, nor does it use third-party cookies and trackers. The search engine gets its results from Google Search, which it pays for with the help of search keyword related ads provided when using Startpage.

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Qwant Qwant

Qwant is a EU-based search engine that respects your privacy by providing search results without tracking or user profiling. The search engine is built in France and index and ranks web pages with its own technology and algorithms without collecting personal data. This allows users to ensure confidentiality of their searches and privacy protection under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when using Qwant.

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searX searX

SearX is a decentralized, non-commercial and privacy-respecting metasearch engine that aggregates results from more than 70 search services. With SearX, users can enjoy the power of search engines without being profiled and tracked. The distributed nature of searX allow anyone to run an instance of the software, hosted for everyone to use. SearX is released free and open-source under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

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YaCy YaCy

YaCy is a distributed search engine using peer-to-peer technology. The search engine is provided as a native software that has to be downloaded to your computer. It is avalible for macOS, Linux and Windows and is released completley free and open-source.

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Ecosia Ecosia

Ecosia is a search engine that uses parts of its profits to plant trees world-wide, to improve global CO2 emissions. When using Ecosia as your search engine you get a tree score for each individual search. On average you need around 45 searches to plant a tree!

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Givero Givero

With Givero, you can search the web to raise money for good causes. Givero is a search engine based in Denmark. It uses the search results of Bing and uses parts of its earnings from search engine ads as donations to organizations of your choice. Simply select which good cause gets the money you've raised through your search engine activity. If you don't nominate a single cause, donations will be split evenly between all non-profit orgs listed

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Peekier Peekier

Peekier is a privacy-oriented search engine that does not log your personal info or track you throughout your browsing sessions.. When searching the web with Peekier, it will shows you a website preview of the search results. Clicking on a result will maximize the preview and allow you to scroll through the website. You can then decide if the information displayed on the website interests you or not before clicking on the link.

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