Is it better to use a private browser than browsing in “incognito” mode?

If you want to start protecting your privacy when you are online and browsing the web, then the solution might be right in front of you: You can start to use a private web browser that defaults to private browsing mode, and has strong, built-in privacy-protecting features.

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What is a private search engine?

Everyone knows what a web search engine lets you do – you can type in search terms, and it will give you links to webpages that match those search terms. Some search engines doesn’t value your privacy, and will show you “personalised” results that are customized to you based on your search history, leading to a … Continue reading What is a private search engine?

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Advertising is not the problem for online publishers

Advertising has been around for decades, in print, on radio, on television, and now on the internet. They are the primary way in which brands get seen and try to grow their customer base. Most of the world is highly commercial, and for a company to succeed they need to get the word out about what … Continue reading Advertising is not the problem for online publishers

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Is advertising the problem?

There is a growing concern about online advertising. Privacy advocates are campaigning against the tracking used by advertisers, and publishers, advertisers and online advertisement agencies are increasingly at war with ad-blockers. In an article last year on the independent newsroom ProPublica, Julia Angwin reported that Google quietly dropped their ban on personally identifiable web tracking. Starting … Continue reading Is advertising the problem?

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Findx closed beta update

We are getting ready for release! We plan to roll out a major update to the findx private search engine backend shortly. This may lower the quality of search results and  perfomance will most like suffer a bit, but only for a short time.

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We are now a Champion at StaySafeOnline

The National Cyber Security Alliance started StaySafeOnline as a response to the growing threats to online privacy in our ever-evolving digital lives. StaySafeOnline.org aims to empower and educate the global digital society to us the internet safely and securely. They provide a huge library of resources for internet users, educators, and business owners, including some … Continue reading We are now a Champion at StaySafeOnline

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How search engines work

Ever wondered how a real search engine works? Get an overview here.

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Online Tracking – Does it Matter?

Do we have a right to privacy? That is an interesting question! In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell introduced a shadowy character named Big Brother who constantly watched every movement of every citizen. When the novel appeared in 1949, westerners decided he was describing Joseph Stalin’s Russia and soon forgot about the novelty. But … Continue reading Online Tracking – Does it Matter?

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What if we did this to the privacy policy?

A privacy policy is not the most friendly piece of text you can read, or for that matter, write. When editing Privacore’s privacy policy (more about that later), I wondered if it could be shorter, more to the point, and not try to explain the details in overly technical terms. “Free isn’t Freedom” a Psychologist writes At the same time, I was (as usual) following … Continue reading What if we did this to the privacy policy?

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What is a Cookie When Not a Coffee Biscuit? 

In the restaurant trade, a cookie is a tempting little biscuit. It costs the barista almost nothing, but makes the customer feel an instant millionaire when delivered with a cup of coffee.  

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