What Are Filter Bubbles & How SearchEncrypt.com Avoids Them

Christian Stewart/ January 12, 2018

The internet is facing a major issue. One that could threaten our democracy in the United States, and has already divided our country politically. The issue is filter bubbles. What is a Filter Bubble? Filter bubbles refer to the state of intellectual isolation that can result from personalized searches on search engines or social media sites. As a result, users become

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What is Search Encrypt? Why Should You Use A Private Search Engine?

Christian Stewart/ January 5, 2018

 Search Encrypt is a privacy based search engine. It is built with privacy-by-design, which means it was made to emphasize user privacy. We want our search engine to provide great search results, without compromising our user’s information. Search Encrypt helps you search the web without leaving your personal data behind. What Is a Private Search Engine? There are many types of

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5 Reasons to Trust Search Encrypt — The Private Search Engine

Christian Stewart/ December 12, 2017

Finding a search engine that is actually privacy-based and doesn’t track you is not easy. Even Google claims to encrypt your searches and have privacy features, but these really only work to protect your local privacy. Search Encrypt is a good choice if you’re looking for a safe search engine. And here’s why: 1. No Tracking of Personal Information Search Encrypt doesn’t track

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Supreme Court Discusses Digital Privacy

Christian Stewart/ December 1, 2017

Carpenter v. United States Should Help Protect Smartphone & Internet Users The Supreme Court is looking at digital privacy issues this week. It is determining where to draw the line between privacy and security. The case at hand involves Timothy Ivory Carpenter. He was convicted of a series of robberies in 2010 based on cellphone data that revealed his location for a period

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One Google Hack Will Cause Move to Private Search Engines

Christian Stewart/ November 30, 2017

People assume that since Google is the biggest, and likely most advanced, internet company in the world, it is immune to hacks or data breaches. Google has extensive privacy protection programs. However, if someone finds a vulnerability in Google without reporting it, they could have access users’ information. This data includes user’s search behavior. This threat doesn’t exist with private search

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Learning More About Search Encrypt

Christian Stewart/ November 17, 2017

What is a Private Search Engine? Private search engines vary quite a bit. Generally, they are search engines that don’t track your browsing behavior or store your personal information. Search Encrypt is a privacy-based search engine because it doesn’t link your search terms to your personal information and it uses perfect forward secrecy. Private Search Engine Options These search engines

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Smart Cities Could Be Security Disasters

Christian Stewart/ November 16, 2017

Anyone vaguely familiar with recent tech trends has likely noticed the connectivity of everything. Nearly every household appliance is available in a “smart” version — or one that tracks and learns how you use it. While most people wouldn’t be concerned if someone was able to access their dish washing habits, it’s the bigger story that all this behavioral data tells, and

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Does A Privacy-Based Search Engine Exist?

Christian Stewart/ November 16, 2017

Search engines are unique because they have become a near-necessity for anyone browsing the web. Despite internet users making more than 6.5 billion searches per day across all search engines, most people are in the dark about how they actually work. While people browsing the web are simply looking for information, or a certain webpage, Google uses all the data

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