@Ordoviz
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81Y

Pick one from the top of https://searx.space/ If the instance stops working, pick another. Searx does a good job making trusting an instance unnecessary.

@ajz
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31Y

If your own privacy is super important, it makes sense to look whether the remote Searx server can be trusted and also see what their privacy policy shows.

Self-hosting your Searx is also an option to think about.

@gravity
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21Y

Self-hosting your Searx is also an option to think about.

From an anonymity and even privacy stance this most likely is not the best option, as the traffic woooould be coming only from you unless you have get good solid amount of people on the instance.

it makes sense to look whether the remote Searx server can be trusted and also see what their privacy policy shows.

This, and if you have heard of them and trust them for other stuff then it would make even more sense. You still of course have to take their word. Also the location of the server may be of benefit, I’d at the very least stay out of the 5 eyes. Snoopyta’s is great imo, I just wish it was a bit faster and more bulletproof tbh. Sometimes it slows down or on rare occasions just dies for a few minutes. I assume just general load from their servers.

@lnxprcy
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21Y

How so? I genuinely am curious.

@LastCelebration
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11Y

They’re all ran the same way since it’s just a gateway, unlike a social network with its own content, like Pleroma or Mastodon

@fungo
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21Y

Thank you :-)

@SirLotsaLocks
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31Y

Shoutout to !searx@lemmy.ml

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