Ethical alternatives to Google Search

DuckDuckGo

The most popular and easiest to use privacy-conscious search engine, DuckDuckGo is funded by advertising but does not track its users. It is based in the USA.

You can search through the website just like you would on Google, and there are phone apps available that provide additional protection when browsing the web. You can also set your web browser to use DuckDuckGo as its default search engine.

WEBSITEDuckDuckGo

ANDROID APP DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

iPHONE APPDuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

 

Qwant

Qwant is a search engine based in France which doesn’t track users or personalise results.

It also includes Qwant Junior (which only lists child-friendly results) and Qwant Music.

WEBSITEQwant

ANDROID APPQwant

iPHONE APPQwant

 

Mojeek

Mojeek is an alternative search engine based in the UK which emphasises privacy.

It generates its own index of the web.

WEBSITEMojeek

 

Searx

Searx is an open source “metasearch” engine, which searches several other search engines without telling them anything about you.

There are many sites that run Searx, you can use any of them (or if you’re technically minded you can even start your own site).

WEBSITESSearx.ch, searx.me, search.disroot.org, searx.info, searx.site, searx.xyz

 

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