March round-up: Online privacy, search and private browsing

It’s spring, and everything is growing madly in the warmer, sunny weather.

And we’ve got a lot done on findx:

  • The redesign of the site and the forum looks great! Keep an eye out for the ‘beta’ label on our logo – we are almost ready for the public beta.
    May update: findx is now in public beta!
  • We’ve improved everything for mobile – we know you want to use private map search while on-the-go, and we’ve now made that easier.

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Private browsing

We’ve also been working on our second project to improve privacy and data security online – our private browser Privafox, and it has been progressing nicely.

Using a private browser provides better privacy than simply browsing in incognito mode with normal browsers. If you want more control over your online privacy, keep an eye on this blog and in future newsletters for details on how you can get access to Privafox.

We’ve updated our Privacy Promise

Because we have updated our online community, we now include the details of how we handle your privacy on the forum in our privacy policy.

Privacy and search news: March round-up

Reading about and promoting online privacy is something we do every day. We also keep an eye out for interesting articles on search engines and search technology. Here are some of the articles we read and loved in March:

How many private search engines do you know? ( A great collection of privacy tech solutions is discussed in this subreddit.

Privacy in Europe

The European Commission and Member States consumer authorities ask social media companies to comply with EU consumer rules. (

Denmark wants Google to stop storing old user data. (

Privacy in the US

Congress just voted to strip away FCC rules that protected your internet privacy.” (

Could Google rankings skew an election? A new group aims to find out. (Washington Post)