I've created a simple comparison chart of a few Private Search Engines - any topics missing in the comparison? https://www.activateprivacy.com/comparison-of-private-search-engines/
Had a blast this Tuesday explaining Findx Privacy by Design to this grou of researchers at Department of Information Studies at the Copenhagen University - http://informationstudies.ku.dk/research/research-groups/surveillance-information-ethics-and-privacy/
I went to speak at a local school last week about online privacy and "third-party bandits" as I named them - believe me some of the boys wanted help to delete the "bandits" from their browsers in the break 😂
Yes, to our knowledge we are the only real #OSSE 🤘 around! NOT a meta!
Roadmap... "Make a privacy focused Open Source Search Engine, and privacy browsers for desktop and mobile - all to protect people, especially our own kids from online surveillance".....
Privately owned = not big tech or stock holders to please - but freedom to do whatever seems right.
Brave is kinda experimental like we are - following it close and see opportunities with the Basicattentiontoken and zero-knowlegde-sum.
Have anyone tried the Brave browser? - set Findx as default 🔎 search engine and support our journey ❤️ https://get.findx.com/blog/findx-is-now-a-private-search-engine-in-the-brave-browser/
Findx has come far! and continuous the journey building an independent European Search engine - read more about it - https://get.findx.com/blog/findx-has-come-far-looking-back-at-2017-and-forward-to-an-exciting-2018/
I wrote a new blog post: How to start a Mastodon server (The non-technical parts) https://medium.com/tootsuite/how-to-start-a-mastodon-server-dea0dec56028
Digraphs and Ligatures - the works of building an independent European Search Engine https://www.privacore.com/2018/02/22/digraphs-and-ligatures/
For this of you interested in Search engine engineering - a bit about what the work of Findx brings https://www.privacore.com/2018/02/12/citroen-skoda-hildisvini-and-the-search-for-ragu-alle-bolognese-and-buche-de-noel/
Brave - the privacy browser has made it possible to pay for a service directly in their browser. You can choose to micro-pay for the time spend reading and support verified newspapers like the guardian, blogs and you-tubers.
@Findx is already verified, and when you search in Brave, you can donate to our project via the built in micropayment solution called BAT - Findx is coming for Brave
Get Brave https://www.brave.com/youtube/ - and right now you can get lucky and have BATs for free.
FindX now has an app (at least for ios), so it is much easier to use it and to help improving it. There are now two European search engines:Qwant and FindX
I actually don't know if it's for the better or not - the privacy violation is most likely the same, but the monopoly of Google is even stronger - Apple switches Siri search to Google #followthemoney