DuckDuckGo is a popular search engine and is the default for the Tor Browser.
DuckDuckGo uses its own crawler and various other sources to provide its search data.
The company is based in the USA.
Startpage is a search engine that provides Google search results. It is a very convenient way to get Google search results without experiencing dark patterns such as difficult captchas or being refused access because you used a VPN or Tor.
The Privacy Guides team reached out to Startpage back in 2020 for clarification and was satisfied by the answers we received.
Startpage is based in the Netherlands.
Startpage proxies Google Search so Google does have access to your search queries.
Mojeek is another privacy friendly search engine. They use their own crawler to provide search data.
The company is based in the UK.
Searx is a proxy between the user and the search engines it aggregates from. Your search queries will still be sent to the search engines that Searx gets its results from.
When self-hosting, it is important that you have other people using your instance as well in order for you to blend in. You should be careful with where and how you are hosting Searx, as other people looking up illegal content on your instance could draw unwanted attention from authorities.
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