#Google removes #Kodi from search autocomplete in anti-piracy effort - the article state "But, while Kodi is legal software, it remains a space that enables piracy, akin to platforms like BitTorrent."... Yes, like any general purpose computer. 🙄 https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/29/17176894/google-removes-kodi-search-autocomplete-anti-piracy
Personally I like startpage.com. At the end it searches Google for you but respects your privacy. So the search results are "as good as google". Other recommend DuckDuckGo, YaCy. Lately some other search was mentioned but I can't remember the name and don't find it anymore.
@bjoern @anw hi - stumbled over this conversation, and can’t help mentioning Findx.com as an alternative open source search engine - apart from that I’ve collected a list of private search engines here https://www.activateprivacy.com/comparison-of-private-search-engines/
@anw @bjoern I'll also vouch for #startpage. For me, duckduckgo's relevance got noticeably worse a few months ago and hasn't gotten better again, so I finally switched to startpage on my phone as a test. Relevance is much better, and it doesn't assume I'm searching for Y when I typed X nearly as much as #duckduckgo. It is a bit slower though because it's proxying Google results.
They could maybe prevent the logo from being used, but I don't think a trademark can prevent a factual statement akin to "kodi is installed on this Android SOC".
@bjoern the same Google, with youtube stacked full of unauthorised content from German public broadcasters (that the DE taxpayer funded?)
OK for me this is a bonus as I can use this to improve my German and I download things I feel might disappear due to copyright strikes, but its bizzare double standards (maybe real reason it some Kodi plugins can download YT without delivering ads?)