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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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 … Continue reading April roundup: Search engine launch and conference news

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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. May update: findx is now … Continue reading March round-up: Online privacy, search and private browsing

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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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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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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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Private Browsing – Is It Really in Private?

Illustration: “The Search Giant” © Julie Fisher There is ample evidence that we no longer browse in private on our computers. Advertisements appropriate to our interests appear ‘miraculously’ on social media pages.

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