Explore privacy-respecting search engines that won't unethically track you and will not build an advertising profile of you, based on your internet searches.
Startpage is a search engine that provides Google search results with complete privacy protection. Startpage BV is a Netherlands-based company that has been dedicated to privacy-respecting search since 2006.
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that claims to not track you. It provides search results sourced from Microsoft's Search Engine called Bing, but with complete privacy protection. The core of DuckDuckGo is proprietary.
DuckDuckGo is an American company.
Uses its own index/DB
Qwant is a search engine with its philosophy based on two principles: no user tracking and no filter bubble. Qwant also offers a mobile browser (for Android & iOS) based on Mozilla Firefox, with Qwant as the default search engine.
Qwant is a French company.
While Qwant's core is not completely open source, it is believed that Qwant does not unethically track you in any way. Qwant seems to take numerous precautions to limit third parties from gaining insight into user search queries.
Searx is is an open source decentralized privacy-respecting metasearch engine which pulls results from many different search engines including Startpage, Google, Wikipedia, and much more, with complete privacy protection.
Searx is completely open source and is decentralized. Because of this, it is the most trustworthy, reliable, and secure.
Searx does not have its own index. It is a metasearch engine that fetches results from numerous other search engines. Essentially, Searx is a proxy between the user & the search engines that it aggregates results from.