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

Read More

Consumer IoT Devices Should be Free, Here’s Why

Christian Stewart/ December 6, 2017

Devices are getting smarter. Everything from cellphones to refrigerators are connected to the internet. By 2020, there will be more than 20 billion IoT units in the world. The number of IoT devices in the world recently surpassed the world’s population. The installed base of hard-to-secure smart things, such as TVs, fridges, and security cameras, is expected to grow 31 percent

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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?

Read More

What Happens When Someone Hacks My Tesla?

Christian Stewart/ November 27, 2017

Digital security is important, no doubt. If a data breach leaks your personal data, someone could use that information to harm your reputation. And worst case scenario, they could use the information to steal your identity and money. Say someone gets a driver’s license in your name and gets speeding tickets, you will be responsible for paying the ticket. The

Read More