Startpage – World’s Most Private Search Engine
Founded in 1998 as Ixquick.com, we later rebranded to Startpage.com. Search engines are the gate-keepers of the internet, they help us find stuff. They trust them like our closest friends, sharing our most private questions and thoughts. This trust however, is completely unjustified… Your aggregate search behaviour, in combination with IP addresses or cookies, is used to create extensive personal profiles on you. These profiles are commercially exploited, and can be stolen, hacked or demanded by governments in (secret) courts. At Startpage.com, we understood the privacy dangers of logging people’s search behaviour early on, and given our team’s strong convictions about privacy, we decided to act on it. That’s why back in 2006 they created “the world’s most private search engine”, which doesn’t log, track or share your personal data. Over the years they added many additional privacy features, like ” Anonymous View ” for further protection. They are based in Europe, where privacy laws are amongst the most stringent in the world. They turned out to be well ahead of our time. Over the next decade, revelation after revelation showed how much our online privacy had come under attack. More and more people are becoming aware of what’s at stake. They want privacy-friendly alternatives and use Startpage.com millions of times per day, without being tracked or profiled. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.