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Search Encrypt Has Better Privacy By Default Than DuckDuckGo

Search Encrypt and DuckDuckGo are both “private search engines”. Both Search Encrypt and DuckDuckGo work to minimize tracking on the internet. There is a key privacy issue that we found with DuckDuckGo that Search Encrypt solves. We’ve discussed encryption before, and Search Encrypt is serious about it (encryption is in our name). By using advanced…

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What Is Surveillance Capitalism? How Does It Work?

One of the outcomes of computers being involved in the majority of our transactions, is the opportunity for data collection about the transaction and about the parties involved. Unfortunately, the tracking capabilities websites and other internet services use have grown tremendously from that point. Surveillance capitalism refers to the business of collecting user data through…

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Reasons You Should Use A Private Search Engine like Search Encrypt

Privacy-focused tools are the most user-friendly on the internet. This is because by protecting their users’ information, rather than using it against them, they empower users to decide for themselves what happens with their data. Most search engines, like Google, offer very little transparency as to how they actually use the user-information they collect. Here…

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Spotify Streaming Service Offers Little Privacy Protection

Popular music streaming service Spotify has raised privacy concerns as multiple security researchers have expressed concerns. Back in July, USA Today reported that your activity on Spotify is public and “can be used against you.” Even if you haven’t noticed, Spotify shares your listening activity and history with anyone who has a profile. Spotify Offers Little…