Findx and Qwant: Two more good private search engines

In March 2017, Kim Elmose wrote a review of Findx and Qwant in Danish, “Findx og Qwant: Yderligere to gode private søgemaskiner.” We received permission to translate and republish his article in English here – thank you Kim! I haven’t used Google to search for information for more than a year and a half now. I … Continue reading Findx and Qwant: Two more good private search engines

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December roundup – Danish result improvements, instant answers and more!

Improving results at Findx We’ve been tackling the problem of the quality of results in a number of ways here at Findx. Improve results in one language to improve them all Now that Findx has been in public beta for some time, we are focusing on improving the index. But testing various tweaks to see … Continue reading December roundup – Danish result improvements, instant answers and more!

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How we are reducing web spam in the Findx index

Indexing only the valuable, non-spam pages of the internet keeps us on our toes! Millions of spammy pages are created ad hoc, and their shady owners try to game the system with all sorts of techniques to make these pages rise to the top of the search results. The never-ending fight against spam We’re sure … Continue reading How we are reducing web spam in the Findx index

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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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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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Meet Us at the 2017 European Conference on Data Ethics

The first European Data Ethics Forum will be in Copenhagen on 29 September 2017. It aims to showcase the best instances of privacy tech and data ethical companies, and provide an opportunity for all interested to share their knowledge and experiences. All companies are impacted by data ethics or online privacy issues these days, so this is an important … Continue reading Meet Us at the 2017 European Conference on Data Ethics

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