April roundup: Search engine launch and conference news

Over the past month, we were getting ready for our public launch of the findx beta. The findx public beta is now live, and we’d like to invite you to try it out. You will be supporting an independent European search engine, and findx will keep your searches private – no tracking, no personal data saved – it is a truly private search engine.

We would love to hear what you think about findx – please stop by our online community and leave your feedback.

 

The findx private search engine has launched!

Search in private with no tracking – use findx.com as your search engine. Findx is an independent European search engine which ensures you can search for information, products, images, videos and locations, and plan routes, all in private. We had a few glitches on the launch day, some of you ran into some troubles with image and map search on different devices, but overall, we think it went quite well.

Comments like these, from people searching findx for the first time, made the launch day great:

“WOHOO – Congratulations!” ,

“…this is a pretty cool and a courageous move”

Search in private now with findx

 



Let’s meet at the European Conference on Data Ethics in Copenhagen

The first European Data Ethics Forum is jointly organized by DataEthics and Dansk IT with a mission  to showcase the best examples within privacy tech and ethical data companies, and to share knowledge in the field.  It takes place on Friday 29th September 2017.

We will join the conference and are on the speakers list. We will be sharing our experiences with building a privacy-focused business based on ethical data principles – see the full conference program on the DataEthics website.


Data tracking and privacy news: April roundup

Google is again (or rather still) in the sights of journalists and advocates from around the world.

A few countries have recently passed or repealed laws that negatively impact your right to privacy online.

The U.S. Congress repealed regulations that required internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy. Now ISPs can use a customer’s location, financial information, health information, children’s information and web browsing history for advertising and marketing.

Australia has introduced a mandatory metadata retention scheme, requiring ISPs keep data about their customers’ internet activities for two years. And even though, under these laws, police would need a warrant to access a specific journalist’s records, there has already been a breach. The everyday customer (non-journalist) does not even have that protection.

Now is the time to be thinking about your online privacy and taking action to protect it.

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