“As we look to the future, what we can promise is that Mojeek is about to get bigger and better!...”
"...With no time to waste we have already taken delivery of 100 new servers, this almost doubles the number we previously had!"
Throwback to our chat with Custodian Data Centres all about building an alternative search engine.
"Whether or not people are willing to completely move way from Google, just being willing to use an alternative every now and then is a great first step..."
We've made it to Mastodon! Looking forward to learning and engaging with you all. If you're new to Mojeek, feel free to watch this informative video all about 'who we are' and 'what we do'. #searchengine
Remember when a Google #search used to lead you somewhere?
Now it increasingly just keeps you on Google. In fact, Google results take up 62.6% of the first screen of search results in a sample of 15,000 searches.
#Google is building a walled garden that encompasses some of the most accessed information on the internet with no recourse for businesses who are suddenly finding themselves on the wrong side, cut off from their users.
“American tech giants have long engaged in abusive behavior which is designed to stifle dissent and competition, and perpetuate their market dominance. We know this because we have quietly tolerated this exploitation for years...”
“The country and government has seen the dangers of supporting overseas 5G technology. Another vulnerability exists in our dependence on search technology and services...”
The field of web search is changing. With growing attention over Google’s anti-competitive practices, and especially for Mojeek with Colin joining as CEO & big plans in place to battle the search giants.
Details in our press release: https://www.mojeek.com/about/press/2020/anti-competitive_practices_search_engine_calls_for_change.html
Join our team! TDF, the non-profit entity behind LibreOffice, is looking for a Development Mentor. In this role, you'll help new contributors get up-to-speed, and build relationships with our worldwide community: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/07/21/join-our-team-job-search-for-a-development-mentor-m-f-d-202007-01/
“I’m seeing signs that technologists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and innovators of all kinds are eager to rally to build the next generation of products and services for a safer, more humane online life...”
via The Independent
“The heart of the concern here is a matter of health privacy. Fitbit — like many other wearable companies — collects a tremendous amount of health information from wearers...”
"Google paid just under £1.2 billion for default positions in the UK"
The UK Competition and Markets Authority have lifted the lid on anti-competitive practices by tech giants, with plans in place to curb their domination. Check out what they discovered & our thoughts in this post.
Interested in joining the Mojeek team?
We are excited to announce that we are currently hiring for the following roles:
Head of Marketing or CMO - https://www.mojeek.com/about/careers/head_of_marketing_or_cmo.html
Frontend UX/UI Developer - https://www.mojeek.com/about/careers/frontend_ux_ui_developer.html
Click on the links for more details.
Also make sure to check in on who James chats to next as he "looks at the maverick renegades of the internet who are pushing back against big tech monopolies, surveillance capitalism and climate change".
Colin says: "... With a long interest in technology innovation and privacy, I am delighted to join Marc and his team at Mojeek. I relish the exciting challenges ahead, working with users and customers to build a useful and real search alternative...."
Check out the blog article for more details.
We are very excited to announce the appointment of Colin Hayhurst as Mojeek's CEO!
"We believe we have found the perfect fit for Mojeek in Colin, and are confident he can navigate the company through this new and exciting time."
German court stops Facebook's data collection mania, which is a direct attack on Facebook's business model of harvesting everyone's data. 💪
“Ad blocker companies are earning big bucks for not blocking ads from hundreds of advertisers, including big names like LinkedIn, Reddit, Amazon, & even Google...”
"... ads from a select group of advertisers are appearing on the screens of up to 200 million ad blocker users worldwide thanks to a program called Acceptable Ads."
We suggest using trusted ad blockers like: Privacy Badger & uBlock Origin.
via Restore Privacy
“This provider never collects any user data, including IP addresses, click behavior, or search history.”
"...Mojeek is quite different from the other tools on this list as it doesn’t rely on other search engines for its results."
Great to see us featured in Comparitech's best private search engines article!
“Privacy campaigners are preparing a legal challenge to the NHS’s coronavirus test-and-trace programme as concerns grow about the amount of contact data that will be collected and retained by government.”
via The Guardian
“It isn’t easy to run a website outside of Google, but with a little dedication it is possible. With tools like @Matomo and Commento you can easily respect your user’s privacy and get away from Google’s 'big brotherness'...”
“The decision is being hailed as a victory by advocates of free software, who see this as a better option economically, politically, and in terms of administrative transparency...”
“Nearly half (47%) feel they have no choice but to sign up to services despite concerns and 45% feel there’s no point reading terms and conditions because companies will do what they want anyway...”
The alternative search engine that does what’s right, that values and respects your privacy, whilst providing its own unique and unbiased search results.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!