There is life beyond the giant Google: how are the other engines?

The recent publication of the search engines, next to Google, will appear as eligible in the new Android devices from march in each country of the European Economic area (the four options will come in a selection screen at the start of the device configuration) invite you to discover the features of the alternatives to the hegemonic.Next to the upstream DuckDuckGo, whose characteristics we will remember after the have already been the subject of an article individualized, the other search engine is more present in that list of choices for countries (three + Google) is Info.com. Both will be available in 31 countries.Info.com belonging to the american group InfoSpace, with two decades of journey in the framework of the search experience, makes it clear in its privacy policy that it collects data and a priori not well-known for offering great safeguards beyond what habitual.Su access page is clean and simple, although once a search is made there arises a some confusion when browsing due to the layout of the results and the advertisements. However, the suggestions in the section ‘Are you looking for?’ pose utility.PrivacyWall will not appear (yet) on Android devices distributed in Spain, but will be in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Cyprus, Romania, Slovenia and Sweden. Defined as “a search engine that protects your privacy”, is available in the Chrome Web Store and highlights that do not log any activity of the user and stores the history. Yes you have cookies, with the nuance that it does not collect personal information.Qwant will accompany DuckDuckGo, Info.com and Google as an option in Spain. The search engine French will be in your country of origin as well as in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Portugal. With a motto nearly identical to that of PrivacyWall (replace ‘protect’ with ‘respect’), to which he adds that it is the first motor that protects the freedoms of its users and guarantees the preservation of the digital ecosystem. Our keywords: privacy and neutrality”.Ensures that it does not saves or uses personal data, and has the peculiarity of the so-called search panorama: once you type in the subject in question of the significant results are listed in a single page, so that the ‘scroll’ is extended with respect to the usual.For its part, DuckDuckGo (“The search engine that doesn’t track”, “privacy simplified”), launched in 2008, emphasizes that does not store the personal information, which is not intended to the user with ads and also keeps track of the data. “Other search engines will crawl or chase your searches even when you’re in private mode,” he says with load crítica.De the list of the selected engines in each country, a process resulting from the auctions in which they participated interested suppliers, calls attention to Bing, also spread here at the to be driven by Microsoft, will only appear in the aforementioned configuration screen of Android in the United Kingdom.In other places will be present GMX (Austria, Germany, the Netherlands), Seznam (Slovakia, Czech Republic), Yandex (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Estonia) and Givero (Denmark).
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There is life beyond the giant Google: how are the other engines?
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January 18, 2020


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