Search Encrypt Explains How Websites are Tracking You

Christian Stewart/ January 3, 2018

Search Encrypt belives that tracking your location and who you are emailing is very intrusive. However, what you search for is another beast completely. This information reveals what you’re interested in, what you’re curious about, even what you think about those things. We’re explaining how big search engines, and other websites, follow you around the web. How Does Google Track

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Search Encrypt Shares the Importance of Teaching Kids About Digital Privacy

Christian Stewart/ January 2, 2018

New technologies are constantly improving our lives and adding convenience and efficiency for users. However, these improvements are accompanied by widespread invasions into our privacy. Technology is constantly changing, but the laws surrounding it are lagging behind. The laws that were reasonable in the 1990s no longer fit the way people use the internet and other technologies. Another factor that

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Private Search Engines See Booming Growth!

Christian Stewart/ December 13, 2017

Edward Snowden. Equifax. Apple and the FBI. Carpenter v. United States. Digital privacy is big. People are worried about protecting their data from hackers, companies and government organizations. Every time a company, like Equifax or Yahoo, leaks user data, people become less trusting of anyone with access to their sensitive information. Using a VPN or a private search engine is

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Search Encrypt’s Favorite Browser Extensions for Privacy

Christian Stewart/ December 7, 2017

There are tons of options for browser extensions that will help improve your user experience on the web. If you are concerned about your digital privacy (you should be), you can use browser extensions to bolster your protection. In some cases, these extensions can speed up your browser by blocking website features that would slow down load times. Some of

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How Search Engines Collect Your Information

Christian Stewart/ December 6, 2017

The internet is essential. People are pretty much forced to use the internet, or they will get left (really far) behind. The problem with this wellspring of information, though, is that big data companies are watching your every move. And some of the information on the web is about you, and could be public if you don’t protect yourself. If

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Why Search Encrypt is the Best Untraceable Search Engine

Christian Stewart/ December 4, 2017

How Does Search Encrypt Work? Search Encrypt’s internet search engine forces an advanced SSL encryption, which means communication between your computer, internet browser and web servers are secure and encrypted. SSL encryption means that your personal data isn’t transmitted over the servers in plain text. We source our search results from Yahoo and Bing. However, unlike using those search engines

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Private Search Engines Boom in 2017

Christian Stewart/ November 29, 2017

In the last five years, privacy has grown into a major concern for anyone using the internet. When Edward Snowden, and other organizations, released information regarding how companies and the NSA, are tracking citizens, privacy became an even bigger issue. People have turned to many tools to protect themselves and their information. Among these, private search engines have seen an

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Digital Privacy: Are You Too Paranoid?

Christian Stewart/ November 28, 2017

There are people at all points on the range of digital paranoia. Reactions range from refusing to use computers to indifference — but how much do we really need to worry about digital privacy? Social Norms Change, So Do Opinions On Your Digital Behavior Davey Alba reported in Popular Mechanics, back in 2014, that social norms and digital privacy are constantly evolving. The

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What is Encryption and How Does It Work?

Christian Stewart/ November 27, 2017

Most search engines, regardless of if they track you, encrypt your search data. This is how search engines, including Google, Yahoo and Search Encrypt, all protect their users’ information. Google, which collects tons of user data, is obligated to protect that information. SSL encryption is a standard for protecting sensitive information, for search engines and other websites. What is Encryption?

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Chrome’s Incognito Mode Isn’t Private, So What’s the Point?

Christian Stewart/ November 22, 2017

Incognito Mode in Google Chrome, despite its name, isn’t really “incognito” at all. The Independent published this article on Tuesday explaining that “incognito” misleads users into thinking their data is protected. What Does Incognito Mode Do? Using Incognito Mode, Chrome won’t save the following information: Your browsing history Cookies and site data Information entered in forms When users open an

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