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How’s Searx.be doing here?
How about Startpage?
Startpage is a good search engine, but it use the same ads like Google whose search engine use. Whoogle also use the Google engine, but without this crap (FOSS, self hosted or several public instances)
There are a lot of better alternatives to Google, Bing, Yahoo…
As first search I use Andi, its a privacy anonymous AI search assistant, Mojeek, Metager and Groot (Part of the online SSuite) with own search index and some others. Apart of some specific searches in social networks, Wiki, CC images in Pixabay, music, etc. I find what I search, without clutters and ads.
There are many search engines out there now. A lot of them are just Bing, but a few like https://www.mojeek.com/ have there own index.
https://www.searchenginemap.com/ is a good place to look for more info when you want to get away from Google.
This is pretty interesting. It’s a shame that mojeek doesn’t appear to be FOSS. There are plenty of FOSS frontends to big tech engines, but honestly I would sleep better not using those backends. Private.sh looks decent at a glance. Has anyone been using this more?
Mojeek has answered the question about open sourcing their engine here https://community.mojeek.com/t/is-mojeek-open-source/237/2
They are constantly tweaking so it will get better.
Gigablast and Private.sh implement some nice ideas, but these engines have always seemed a bit shady to me. I am yet to see any proof or at least an opinion implying the opposite.
Mojeek is fine, but it use the image search from Bing, wich is pretty bad, it don’t have a own image search engine. I add also a very good privacy focused search engine, if you have young childs which use your PC: Swisscows, a Swiss search engine and 100% family save, no options to change this. anonym, no tracking or logging. To show the most images of the search results, use Groot, for reverse image search the best and most complete with distance is Yandex (if you want to use it). it shows not only more relevant coincidences as any other, also shows in a sidebar, similar and related images, all also optional in a slide show. I use it in a OpenSource Image search extension.
Swisscows is nice, results from Bing too though.
By default Mojeek gets results from pixabay.
Good find on that reverse image search extension, I will test it out next time I boot my work computer. My main computer uses a browser that has no extensions.
Yes, Pixabay is a good image (sounds, music, video) store (free, CC and public licensed content), but not so good for reverse image search, which can be anything.
They actually officially removed “don’t be evil” from their thing a long time ago
That must’ve been a hilarious meeting
“Welcome, everyone. So, we have decided to remove the ‘Don’t be evil.’ from our branding as it no longer represents the moral values our company holds and we strive to achieve. That is all for today. Have a nice rest of the week.”
“Because after all, we’re evil. Thanks for coming to my TED talk” – Google CEO, probably
At least that would be honest. Sadly, it was probably more /aboringdystopia like, “and here’s an update from our legal counsel. Legal: we’ve reviewed all the company documents, and to remain in compliance we’ve had to update a few things. One change that might get a lot of attention is the removal of ‘dont be evil’ from our mission statement. It is important to understand that this has no reflection on our values or company culture, but if we were to allow such language to remain, it might jeopardize other more specific legal provisions. That sort of thing is fine for startups, but as a real grownup company we have to do things by the book. Yadda yadda yadda.”
Here are some google alternatives:
Brave Search: https://search.brave.com/
SearX instances: https://searx.space/
Here are a list of nearly all search engines, with the needed script to use them in the browser
The real one is the first result on Qwant.