What are the most privacy respecting search engines?

Private.sh
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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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Qwant
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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
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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
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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
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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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Startpage
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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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DuckDuckGo
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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.

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TOP PROS
No Personalized Ads

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.

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Combined Search Index

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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TOP CONS
Givero
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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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Mojeek
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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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Peekier
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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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Wolfram Alpha
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Wolfram Alpha

WolframAlpha is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced "curated data" rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer, as a search engine whould. Additional data is gathered from both academic and commercial websites such as CIA's The World Factbook, the United States Geological Survey, Chambers Biographical Dictionary, the Catalogue of Life, CrunchBase, the FAA and optionally a user's social network account.

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Search Encrypt
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Search Encrypt

Search Encrypt is a privacy focused search engine that uses local encryption to ensure that your identifiable information cannot be tracked. Search Encrypt gets its results from a network of search partners, providing well-rounded results that aren’t personalized to your history. After 15 minutes of inactivity with Search Encrypt, the search engine automatically erases your search history, allowing you to not worry about privacy concerns when other people access the search engine from the same computer.

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YouTube
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YouTube

YouTube is the worlds most popular video-sharing platform. The service is developed and provided by Google. On YouTube people can view or share videos with others, in a social setting. YouTube content creators can earn money from advertisement provided by Google Ads. The platform was created and released in February 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim and sold to Google a year later for US$1.65 billion.

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CC Search
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CC Search

A search engine dedicated to CC licensed images. With CC Search you can specify and filter by aspect ratio, image size, filte type and license (CC0, BY, BY-SA, BY-NC, BY-ND, BY-NC-SA, BY-NC-ND or Public Domain) to find an image specific to your usecase. 

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Yippy
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Yippy

Yippy is a metasearch engine that groups search results into clusters. The search engine was originally developed and released by Vivisimo in 2004. Today, Yippy is owned and developed by IBM and is powered by IBM Watson. Allowing Yippy to provide unrivaled privacy for its users and delivers fair search results based on balanced algorithms.

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Quora
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Quora

Quora is a Questions and Answers website where people can gain and share knowledge. On Quora you can ask questions and connect with people who has unique insights and quality answers.

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Bing
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Bing

Bing is a web search engine created by Microsoft. Much like Google Search, Bing provides a variety of services including web search, video search, image search and maps related products. With Bing, users can search the web in a quick and refined manner. All results are indexed and ranked by Bing on Microsft Azure cloud infrastructure.

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Yandex
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Yandex

Yandex is a search engine that helps you quickly find the information you need.  Since 1997, the Russian search engine have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and information services to people world wide. It provides robust web search, image search, video search that can be accessed through your mobile device, laptop or desktop.

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