@da Cheers for this by way of a suggestion, it's something that we are definitely going to look into. If you've got anything else then we're all ears!
@da Our mistake; it's not just the %20 encoding, it's the use of quotes which is hitting our bot blocker for some queries. We're constantly working to update our ability to block bots and are looking at better ways of doing this going forwards. Also, we've not witnessed Firefox encoding that way before and we use it with the opensearch plugin.
@DaddyR we've written in the past about how **some** browsers can make it easy to get into the habit of flipping between search engines. It can give you informational superpowers :D
Search engines are our main navigators to useful information on the Web, and yet very few people understand the work that goes into building a large-scale general search engine.
Let's change that... 🔍
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- Don’t let the Government create a digital Police state https://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaign/dont-let-the-government-create-a-digital-police-state/
All you need to know about about Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature.
Looking for ways to support us? We are searching for some UX testers to help us identify ways to make the world's alternative search engine even better.
If you'd be happy to give some of your time, you can get in contact using the form linked below.
Instagram for kids is a truly bad idea, also in regards to privacy: https://www.vox.com/recode/22385570/instagram-for-kids-youtube-facebook-messenger
If your kids need to communicate online, better make them familiar with privacy-friendly alternatives! https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-leave-google-gmail/
We talk a lot about the Big Tech surveillance capitalists, but what about "the unchecked middlemen of surveillance capitalism?"
From the doxxing, to the lobbying, to the labeling, an industry that is rotten to the core.
This proposed W3C standard is now live on Mojeek; you can read more on our blog: https://blog.mojeek.com/2021/04/web-monetization-on-mojeek.html
- Adtech: An industry broken by design and by default https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/adtech-an-industry-broken-by-design-and-by-default/
We shouldn’t have had to go to court. For a year, we’ve been fighting legal battles over the British government’s secretive NHS data deals with controversial ‘spy tech’ firm Palantir.
Today, we can announce an important victory.
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!