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startpage is not a privacy search engine #12

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pydo opened this issue Jan 5, 2020 · 3 comments
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startpage is not a privacy search engine #12

pydo opened this issue Jan 5, 2020 · 3 comments

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@pydo pydo commented Jan 5, 2020

Startpage was recently acquired by an adtech company.
Please consider removing it from your list of google search alternatives.

https://reclaimthenet.org/startpage-buyout-ad-tech-company/
https://www.startpage.com/blog/company-updates/startpage-and-privacy-one-group/

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@ThijsRay ThijsRay commented Jan 5, 2020

There haven't been any changes in their privacy policy. The fact that their majority stakeholder changed doesn't mean that Startpage is suddenly not a privacy search engine anymore. It is reasonable to have concerns, but they have addressed those here in my opinion.

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@DatAres37 DatAres37 commented Jan 6, 2020

^ this and I'd rather remove ecosia, because personalized search results are enabled by default afaics.

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@tycrek tycrek commented Jan 8, 2020

@pydo @ThijsRay You both make good points. I'll update the guide with a reference to this issue.

@DatAres37 I agree. It will be removed in the next update.

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