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“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!"

blog.mojeek.com/2019/12/100-se

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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..."

youtube.com/watch?v=mN9_TLxMp1

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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'.

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.

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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."

blog.mojeek.com/2020/07/mojeek

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Inaugural Post for Lemmy, a decentralized, easily self-hostable / link aggregator alternative, intended to work in the :

github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/

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Google Analytics is the most prevalent tracker in the world. During our last crawl, we found it on 64.2% of web sites:

better.fyi/trackers/google-ana

Developers: every time you add Google Analytics to a site, you are helping build the global panopticon. Stop it!

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German court stops Facebook's data collection mania, which is a direct attack on Facebook's business model of harvesting everyone's data. 💪
tutanota.com/blog/posts/facebo

“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

restoreprivacy.com/report-ad-b

“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!

comparitech.com/blog/vpn-priva

“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

theguardian.com/world/2020/may

“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'...”

blog.rogs.me/2020/05/de-google

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If your new to and you’re interested in , , or topics I’ve made a list of accounts to drop a follow only OFFICIAL ones not bots

Be sure to

Tor Project - @torproject
Matrix Project - @matrix
Proton Services - @protonmail @protonvpn @ProtonCalendar
Swiso - @switchingsoftware
PrivacyTools - @privacytools
Mastodon - @Mastodon
Pixelfed - @pixelfed
Pixeldroid - @PixelDroid

“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...”

via ZDNet

zdnet.com/article/linux-not-wi

“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...”

via doteveryone

doteveryone.org.uk/2020/05/peo

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"The NHS says on its website 'it will not be able to track an individual’s location' but the app includes mandatory permission requests to collect both GPS and network-based location information”
Read the Bloomberg article on our latest tech investigation: bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

We have two very exciting announcements to share with you in one go!

📄 We reached the three billion web page milestone.

📱 Our first ever mobile app is available to download.

Read more about it in our latest blog post:

blog.mojeek.com/2020/04/three-

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The Competition and Markets Authority launched a market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market in the UK, assessing potential sources of harm to consumers.

As an independent British search engine, they reached out to us and invited any comments on their Interim Report.

In our response, we address issues such as: the current state of the monpolised search market, anti-competive behaviour and the threat on our access to information.

Our response: assets.publishing.service.gov.

The Competition and Markets Authority launched a market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market in the UK, assessing potential sources of harm to consumers.

As an independent British search engine, they reached out to us and invited any comments on their Interim Report.

In our response, we address issues such as: the current state of the monpolised search market, anti-competive behaviour and the threat on our access to information.

Our response: assets.publishing.service.gov.

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Your Librem 5 is Calling

Default and pixel perfect. A snapshot of the preinstalled applications on the Librem 5.

youtube.com/watch?v=KhrnMVJDpf

#librem5 #privacy #security #linux

"The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented global surge in digital surveillance."

“Most of these measures don’t have sunset clauses. They could establish what many people are describing as a new normal”.

via The Guardian

theguardian.com/world/2020/apr

Understandable Google don't want an SEO looking at their algo, so we'd be happy to take a look if they need an independent review! 😉

theregister.co.uk/2020/04/03/g

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