The federal government may be secretly accessing Americans’ online videos, emails, photos and search histories – with the help of Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, PalTalk, AOL and Skype – but “the world’s most private search engine” is staunchly defending its users’ privacy and civil liberties.
StartPage.com and its sister search engine, Ixquick.com, were launched in 2006 to provide a private way for Americans to conduct Internet searches. StartPage provides a private portal to Google results, and Ixquick allows users to retrieve private results from other search engines.
WND reported in 2010
when Katherine Albrecht, a Harvard-trained privacy expert who helped
develop StartPage, warned, “It would blow people’s minds if they knew
how much information the big search engines have on the American public.
In fact, their dossiers are so detailed they would probably be the envy
of the KGB.” (continue at WND)
I plan to start using these two search engines. Check them out for yourself.