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i_hate_myself wrote

i just wanted to put some suggestions as alternatives to ddg

Startpage

i know the system1 deal might seem bad for privacy but pls take a look at this and the privacyguides page for more info.

SearXNG, Public instances

So i think that searx might be the best search engine for privacy, but it depends on a lot of factors, like the instance that u use, their privacy policy, if u use it through tor, etc, so to simplify things, check that they have DNSSEC: Secure and if u are worried about the 14 eyes, then also check the country, and pls check their privacy policy too.

I would recommend brave search but i don't trust the brave team at all for a lot of reasons that i'm too lazy to say rn, but if u wanna use it i think it might be better than ddg anyway

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ikk wrote

i think searx is really promising. okay, so it's confusing that you have to pick (or run) an instance, but they've achieved the goal of good free/libre metasearch engine.

but, also, the article is specifically about the ddg web browser for smartphones. i wouldn't be surprised if the issue also affects the ddg privacy essentials add-on for firefox

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