Quality rating of search results on findx

Search results should not be biased, they should be same for everyone – what you see is what everyone gets. But search engines need to rank pages based on their usefulness.  Most do this by using everyone’s search history and in addition, recording your personal behaviour and then make search personalised for you, or biased as … Continue reading Quality rating of search results on findx

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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. We’ve improved everything for mobile … Continue reading March round-up: Online privacy, search and private browsing

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Basic features of findx, a private search engine

We are heading up to a public beta launch, so we’d like to share a bit more about our private search engine, findx. Just like traditional search engines, findx has a variety of useful features, but everything you do on findx is private. When you use findx, you are safe from surveillance, your online behaviour is not … Continue reading Basic features of findx, a private search engine

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How does internet search work?

Everyone uses a search engine and expects good quality and relevant search results to match the terms they were looking for. But very few people know how a search engine finds what you are looking for. When you do a search, you aren’t actually searching the internet – you are looking for results in the search engine’s … Continue reading How does internet search work?

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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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