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Anonymous 09/06/2020 (Sun) 00:28:52 No. 1211
What is the best and most private search engine to use?
>>1211 Try https://searx.me/ http://searxspbitokayvkhzhsnljde7rqmn7rvoga6e4waeub3h7ug3nghoad.onion/ Search without being tracked. Searx is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked nor profiled. Additionally, searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity. Get started with searx by using one of the Searx-instances. If you don’t trust anyone, you can set up your own, see Installation. Features Self hosted No user tracking\ No user profiling About 70 supported search engines Easy integration with any search engine Cookies are not used by default Secure, encrypted connections (HTTPS/SSL) Hosted by organizations, such as La Quadrature du Net, which promote digital rights
>>1211 check out yacy
>>1214 /thread
>>1214 >>1410 Searx Great idea on paper, fails miserably in reality. Searx is supposed to be your selfhostable DDG essentially, by being a meta search engine (using different search engines, not scraping itself). The idea itself works on paper similar to startpage, many people use an instance and it becomes difficult to understand and profile who searched for what, because all search queries come from that instance itself and not you - since they are proxied. Many however host it themselves and use it themselves only (or with a couple of friends), making it just another obscure step - it’s you searching from the same IP, it only makes sense when the search queries are masked in a pile of other search queries by thousands of other people. Now you may think of just using a public instance, that’s how searx is meant to be, right? - sure, but the other downside of searx is that it gets banned a lot on public instances, finding a searx instance that is allowed to return google results is nearly impossible nowadays, bing started blocking it too, so you are left with the same few niche search engines that work.
>>1407 Yacy is an aggregator so it is bad in terms of privacy.
>>1490 Public instances work flawlessly for me using duckduckgo or google
>>1656 Just search for searx instances and you'll find one that works
>>1490 Thank you I'll try this, for those having problems adding it to their search engine (because its convoluted on firefox) simply follow instructions: 1) Go to desired search engine 2) click . . . 3) in drop down select "Add to bookmark menu" or the equivalent.

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