On previous occasions, we have addressed the issue of the different Internet browser and the theme of the Privacy and IT Security. And today we will explore a little of both, by delving into 2 interesting projects called "Fuck Off Google" y SearX.
Basically, "Fuck Off Google" y SearX are 2 closely related projects, which try to respect the privacy of users.
And due to the aforementioned, we will immediately leave links to previous related posts, so that in the event that someone wishes to delve into the scope of the Internet browser and Privacy and IT Security can do it easily:
"Most Internet users, whether or not they have a clear idea of what they need to search for, make use of an Internet search engine to navigate it. An Internet Search Engine is basically a website that offers an application known as a search engine, which offers its users the possibility of consulting on millions of Internet websites, any data (word / phrase / concept / question), to obtain as a result a list with links to the different web pages that meet the search criteria provided." Internet search engine: The best for the year 2.019
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Fuck Off Google and SearX: Search Engine and Metasearch Engine that Respect Privacy
What is Fuck Off Google?
According to Official website of this project of Internet search engine, it is defined as:
"We are an Internet Search Engine where search results are obtained (via proxy) from others, such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, among others; in order to ensure that users do not reveal any personal or behavioral data to these companies.
Therefore, their results are "neutral", that is, they are not influenced by the online profile of each user. Or put another way: Users stay out of the "filter bubble" designed to serve up banner ads in their searches. Ads that they are very likely to click on later.
This service is offered to you by the residents of Kreuzberg (Berlin) and an international crowd that acts together to drive the "Google Campus" from our neighborhood and Google (and its world) from our lives. Join us! Our server strives to respect your privacy: we do not store any logs."
In addition, it is worth noting that "Fuck Off Google" makes use of SearX to achieve your search and browsing objective while respecting the privacy of users.
What is SearX?
"A free internet metasearch engine that aggregates results from more than 70 search services. One where users are not tracked or profiled. Additionally, Searx can be used via Tor to maintain anonymity online."
Benefits of Using SearX on Fuck Off Google
- Perform natural searches not based on personalized results of our profiles within Google and other search engines.
- Search for information without the risk that something or everything can be shared with third parties, and therefore, our privacy and computer security may be compromised.
- Use Free and Open Source Software, since it is 100% open. Which has a positive impact on our privacy and digital freedom.
Currently, he is going for his version 1.0.0. This current version, its previous and future ones, can be explored and downloaded from the following link in GitHub. And for more detailed information on the local installation (self hosted) of this project you can explore the following link of your Documentation.
In summary, "Fuck Off Google" and "SearX" they are 2 “Interesting and important projects that respect the privacy of users", since, among many things is Free Software and Open Source, and are focused on avoid profiling and tracking of users who search through them.
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