Mojeek
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Independent, alternative, and unbiased search results with no user tracking

Mojeek is a privacy-friendly English search engine. Unlike DuckDuckGo, Mojeek has its own index.

@gabor
184M

Unfortunately, the UK has a terrible track record with privacy. I guess the architecture has to be good

I don’t know why anyone looking for privacy would use a search engine based in the 5 eyes countries. Terrible idea

@lorabe
24M

Surprisingly Switzerland doesn’t appear in many of these organizations, but France does…

samuraikid
banned
14M

yep

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Qwant is French and indexes their own stuff, with a small portion pulled from Bing. It is my preferred choice and daily driver. On utmost rare occasions, once a month, I might use Startpage for Google results.

Start relying less on search engines, and try to bookmark your favourite sites so that you rely less on search engines in the first place. Minimises tracking on you.

Here is something nice you all can refer to: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/search.html#summary

@Reaton
84M

I don’t really like the relation between Qwant and Microsoft. (I personally use SearX)

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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The problem is, Bing and Google are kings of web crawling and aggregation of search results. And a third party can never match upto them due to lack of monetary capital and infrastructure. Therefore one has to rely on their results, whilst minimising tracking on you.

I research a lot, and that is how I get things done without using Google dot com or Bing dot com.

@Nevar
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@TheAnonymouseJoker
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4M

The data points on me are minimal, and I rarely if ever use it. I have already achieved negligible usage.

I hate using it, as

spoiler

.

@qoheniac
54M

What I like the most about DDG is the bangs. Is there any other search engine with something similar?

@qoheniac
24M

Thank you! Ecosia seems to have only very few and most of those I don’t need. Qwant seems to have a lot more, but is still missing those I use most often with DDG, for example Python library documentation like !numpy or !mpl.

@zksmk
44M

Regarding Qwant, you can suggest them to add it, there’s a link to a form on the page.

@qoheniac
24M

Short update: I switched to Qwant. Great website! Thank you very much!

@zksmk
23M

Cool. There’s also lite.qwant.com if you’re out and about on your phone and low on data, or just want a faster experience. You’re welcome.

@qoheniac
23M

Neat, thanks! :)

@qoheniac
24M

Cool, I’ll do that and play a bit around with Qwant. Maybe, I change defaults then. :)

@Coder
14M

also DuckDuckgo has the best IU imo, better than any other search engine I’ve used.

@Nevar
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@qoheniac
34M

metaGer looks cool, but does it really support something similar to DDG’s bangs? I don’t find anything about that.

@rcbrk
44M

I like the ddg bangs too but I’m weaning myself off them, instead using keywords in Firefox. It’s really easy: just right-click (ctrl-click on Mac?) on a search field then select “Add keyword for this search”.

Especially since they started removing (censoring…?) bangs for the likes of Sci-Hub and torrent sites, and since I got thinking that perhaps they don’t need to know a history of all my searches on all the websites.

https://torrentfreak.com/duckduckgo-removes-pirate-site-bangs-to-avoid-liability-181203/

@qoheniac
34M

The thing is that I use that bangs not only on my laptop but also on my phone with KISS launcher.

So, reading up on it at duckduckgo I see that they have their own crawler and also incorporate other search results

we also source from multiple partners, though most commonly from Bing (and none from Google).

And regarding privacy:

As per our strict privacy policy, we never share any personal information with any of our partners. The way it works is when we call a partner for information, it is proxied through our servers so it stays completely anonymous.

A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.

Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.

In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.

Some Rules

  • Posting a link to a website containing tracking isn’t great, if contents of the website are behind a paywall maybe copy them into the post
  • Don’t promote proprietary software
  • Try to keep things on topic
  • If you have a question, please try searching for previous discussions, maybe it has already been answered
  • Reposts are fine, but should have at least a couple of weeks in between so that the post can reach a new audience
  • Be nice :)

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