Although you can’t do thesometimes you want your access to be more private and your data to be protected.
Tech companies like Google collect a huge amount of data about you every time you log in. Some feel that this data is invasive and unnecessary and that Google knows more about them than they want.
the Home Page The search engine was founded in the Netherlands in 2006. It offers users multiple layers of privacy when searching the web.
It protects users by European privacy law and provides an anonymous view with its search results.
It is a private browsing feature that lets you explore the web and search results without any tracking.
The search engine’s anonymous view — displayed next to every search result on its page — lets you visit any link in complete privacy.
The search engine does not track, record or share search data or history. It pays Google to use its search results and removes all trackers and result logs to give you ad-free search results.
It does not collect or share your personal information and its servers do not have any profile information about its users. However, when you leave the Startpage browser to browse other search pages, you may end up with cookies installed on your device.
So how does Startpage generate revenue?
The search engine derives its revenue from contextual advertising. Each time you search, you may see up to three sponsored search results at the top of the results page.
These ads are labeled accordingly. Clicking on a sponsored link takes you away from the home page to an advertiser’s website.
The company recognizes that serving contextual ads to users via search results is less profitable than serving behavioral ads.
Startpage co-founder and CEO Robert Beens commented on his company’s business model:
“At Startpage, we have no idea who or where you are, so you are never profiled and receive the exact same unbiased search results as anyone else in the world. , we protect you from the most widely publicized threats such as as price trackers (which give certain people higher prices on products), identity theft and blackmail of personal data.
Today, Startpage announced a partnership with browser Vivaldi. The browser today added Startpage as a search engine option for Vivaldi browser users.
Users will find Startpage in the search box to the right of the address bar in Vivaldi. Clicking the magnifying glass icon will bring up a menu of search engine options which includes Startpage
“Vivaldi’s browser speed, ad blockers and tracking protection make it a highly customizable alternative to Chrome and Firefox and an ideal partner for us.”
If you care about getting accurate search results and don’t like DuckDuckGo (which gives Bing/Yahoo results), Startpage is definitely an option. With the Anonymous View feature, you can click and visit websites knowing that those annoying ads won’t chase you wherever you go.
Our privacy is really important right now, especially since the majority of the world is now at home, indoors and mostly communicating online. If you want to see results from Google without ads following you wherever you go, Startpage is definitely worth a try.
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