This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to discuss the best privacy focused search engine. Who reigns supreme? Let’s find out together. Then we’re going to head to Jill’s Museum to see what treasure of hardware history Jill has to show us. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.

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  1. Another good episode. I’ll have to have a play with Searx.

    Another search alternative that I keep hoping will one day have a new wave of excitement and development around it is Yacy. I love the decentralised nature of it but it’s search results and interface need work.

  2. It may be worth noting that Duck Duck Go’s Bang system doesn’t seem to anonymize your search. From their Duck Duck Go’s page explaining “bangs”:

    Remember, though, because your search is actually taking place on that other site, you are subject to that site’s policies, including its data collection practices.

  3. Avatar for ak2020 ak2020 says:

    Thanks, everyone, for another excellent episode. @jill_linuxgirl 's tour of her hardware treasures is always a treat, with no exception this time! Love the little laptop. I remember them from years ago. I imagine funding for the project ran out, which is a real pity.

    Ohmygit.org sounds very handy indeed. I plan to play it :slight_smile:

    Favourite joke of the week: Noah rescuing someone who’s stuck in vim :wink:

  4. On the matter of privacy search engines. I also use duckduckgo most of the time. The fact that all we have is their word that they’re respecting our privacy makes me nervous though. It’s not Open Source or encrypted in such a way we can verify what they do with our data. That’s not good enough. Considering what we know about the NSA it seems possible that even if duckduckgo wanted to keep their word the government might have given them secret orders. I’m hoping to use something better in the future. I’ve played with Searx a bit and should probably explore it more.

    edit: I think of duckduckgo as the Apple of search engines. They provide an unverifiable promise of privacy.

    edit 2: Privacy aside. The authority over search results is a powerful thing.

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