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searx as default search engine ?

telur - 4 months ago -

parabola currently ship duckduckgo as default search engine for their various browser. may i suggest using searx for default ?

while others privacy search engines are good. i found searx the only one with their server code open source and anyone are free to make their own searx instance, so its more decentralized and trustable in my opinion.

sample public searx instance:
https://searx.run/

searx home page:
https://searx.me/

more articles:
https://www.reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO/comments/bb1jdk/your_opinions_on_duckduckgo_vs_searxme/
https://lemmy.ml/post/29179


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RE: searx as default search engine ? - nona - about 1 hour ago -

telur wrote:

parabola currently ship duckduckgo as default search engine for their various browser. may i suggest using searx for default ?

There are many privacy-focused search engines.

while others privacy search engines are good. i found searx the only one with their server code open source and anyone are free to make their own searx instance, so its more decentralized and trustable in my opinion.

This is actually deceiving. Having a random entity to host the search engine (someone like the big G, who can analyse your traffic) does not provide you more privacy. Some search engines are decentralised, and some would claim that this provides more privacy too. It thus depends on your decentralized and trustable (trusty?) definition.

Even though having open-source allows you to analyse the code, that does not ensure that the implementation in a foreign system (which you can't control) actually complies to it. That is only one of the risks of SAAS (Software as a service).

The interest in privacy is very much appreciated.

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