Findx goes mobile – Private search apps for iOS and Android are now available

Findx is now available as a native app for iOS and Android devices: Search and browse the internet in private and be pestered by fewer ads with the built-in advertisement and tracking blocker. The Findx apps are now available in the App Store and Google Play, and you can now take advantage of browsing and … Continue reading Findx goes mobile – Private search apps for iOS and Android are now available

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European Conference on Data Ethics 2017 wrap-up

We had a fantastic time at the first ever European Conference on Data Ethics in Copenhagen on 29 September. It was great to reach out to other companies and individuals who are passionate about protecting digital privacy. The location for the conference was quirky but fascinating – an old train station was converted to a … Continue reading European Conference on Data Ethics 2017 wrap-up

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Findx September update – apps for download, browser extensions and privacy tech talks

In addition to improving the Findx index by removing millions of spam sites, we’ve also released extensions for the popular browsers, and the Findx apps for mobile devices are now available on Google play and the Apple App Store.   Findx apps for mobile We are thrilled to be able to offer mobile apps – … Continue reading Findx September update – apps for download, browser extensions and privacy tech talks

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), now running for the 14th year in a row, and while many activities are focused on families and employees in America, we can all take this opportunity to have a look at our own online habits and privacy! Online security has hit the headlines more regularly in … Continue reading National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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The flavour of summer – Findx updates and our bot’s behaviour

We hope everyone had a fantastic summer! Even though we haven’t posted often here, we’ve been working hard in the background. We also took the opportunity to take a little time off and enjoy the delightful taste of all kinds of seasonal berries and the classic Danish “Rød grød med fløde” Findx has been updated! … Continue reading The flavour of summer – Findx updates and our bot’s behaviour

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Findxbot – a real search engine bot

We received many questions in our last AMA on reddit and from webmasters about Findx, about how we build the Findx search engine index, and how our crawler, Findxbot, works. We hope this post can answer some of those questions!

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What are search exits on Findx?

You’ve searched for a term, but the site that you wanted to find wasn’t in the search results list. Of course, you can go to the site you wanted to search on, and search directly there. It’s just a couple of additional steps. Search exits, when they are supported by search engines, eliminate some of … Continue reading What are search exits on Findx?

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Norwegian – Bokmål or Nynorsk

Just a short note: We currently don’t distinguish between Bokmål and Nynorsk. We inherited a code base (https://github.com/privacore/open-source-search-engine) which had set aside 6 bits (64 values) for language ids. We recently discovered that it only had one code for Norwegian. But Norwegian comes in two versions: Bokmål and Nynorsk, which a similar but do have … Continue reading Norwegian – Bokmål or Nynorsk

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A good time to look at alternatives to Google

VIDEO: © European Union, 2017   /   Source: EC – Audiovisual Service The EU has fined Google for a sum of €2.42 billion for breaching antitrust rules. Google was found to have prioritised their shopping comparison services in their search results, and demoting their competitors. In other words, Google has abused their market dominance – … Continue reading A good time to look at alternatives to Google

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Private search vs. personalised search

You will be most familiar with personalised search, where search results are tailored to match what you have previously found interesting, and include pages that are similar to ones you may have looked at during a recent browsing session. Personalised search makes it more comfortable and easier to find what you expect to find. But … Continue reading Private search vs. personalised search

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