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Privacy-focused search engine Startpage.com relaunches with…

Privacy-focused search engine Startpage.com relaunches with…

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Startpage.com is a privacy-focused alternative to the likes of Google (although the search results are provided by Google -- minus all the ads and stripped of tracking), and the search engine has just relaunched with a new look and new features. The visual changes will be apparent to anyone who has used the site before, but for anyone who is concerned about their online privacy, it is new options such as Anonymous View that will be of greater interest. This new feature makes it possible to visit websites completely privacy, essentially using Startpage.com as a proxy. Importantly, this extra level of privacy and protection does not come at the expense of speed, meaning you can browse the web anonymously without compromise. ...
Russian search engine Yandex ups 2018 revenue forecast | Ne…

Russian search engine Yandex ups 2018 revenue forecast | Ne…

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Monday, October 29, 2018 6:42 a.m. CDT MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's biggest internet search engine Yandex raised its 2018 revenue forecast on Monday and said it gained market share in the third quarter year-on-year, boosting its shares. The company, which competes with the likes of and Mail.Ru, said it now expected revenue to grow 35-38 percent in rouble terms, up from 25-30 percent previously. The new forecast excludes Yandex.Market, a joint venture with Russia's largest lender Sberbank set up in April and tipped as a local version of U.S. online retail giant Amazon. Yandex's share of Russia's search market, including mobile, averaged 55.9 percent in the third quarter, up from 54.9 percent in the same quarter last year, though dow...
Google building search engine that satisfies Chinese censor…

Google building search engine that satisfies Chinese censor…

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Google on Monday confirmed a secretive project that's been fueling an employee-led backlash for weeks at the company: an effort to build a version of its search engine that complies with China's online censorship regime.The project, code-named Dragonfly, is not only real but is already performing to the satisfaction of top Google executives. And it could pave the way for Google to reenter China's online search market after nearly a decade."If Google were to operate in China, what would it look like? What queries will we be able to serve?" chief executive Sundar Pichai said during an event hosted by Wired on Monday night. "It turns out we'll be able to serve well over 99 percent of the queries."The announcement could prompt more questions from U.S. policymakers, some of whom ...
Legal Search Engine with Pirate Keywords Confuses ‘Web Sher…

Legal Search Engine with Pirate Keywords Confuses ‘Web Sher…

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Last year the film industry launched a legal search engine that targets 'pirates' specifically. The site is set up in such a way, that it draws people who search for pirate related terms. However, this also appears to have confused the "Web Sheriff," who targeted the site's URLs with takedown notices. The Web Sheriff, aka John Giacobbi, has been protecting the Internet from pirates for well over a decade. In the early days, he became somewhat of a cult figure thanks to his polite style and trademarked letterhead. This set him apart from other anti-piracy crusaders who usually sent DMCA takedown requests with a more aggressive lawyer-like style. The Sheriff once had a lively discussion with The Pirate Bay folks, who then sent him this invoice fax. Not much later relationships deteriora...
How One Privacy-First Search Engine Is Benefiting From Goog…

How One Privacy-First Search Engine Is Benefiting From Goog…

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DuckDuckGo is a pro-privacy company taking an aggressive stance on not tracking people across all corners of the internet. One has to wonder if its product practically markets itself in 2018. With an endless parade of headlines centered around violations of user privacy by the likes of Google and Facebook, it's no wonder DuckDuckGo experienced 50% growth in the last year, with its daily searches crossing the 30 million mark. DuckDuckGo makes the internet more private, less creepyPixabay (Creative Commons) Hitting the first milestone of 10 million daily searches took DuckDuckGo seven years, but the company's mind share has grown at an alarming rate since then. Here's the announcement via Twitter: "DuckDuckGo fun fact: it took us seven years to rea...