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    Meta search with privacy

    Some months ago I found a new search engine, and it has stayed in a corner in my bookmarks since then, I have only done a few searches from time to time yet, so no full review. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I don't think it has been mentioned here before.

    Ixquick is a metasearch engine, and we can often find such in libraries etc. - in short you search many search engines at the same time (and of course metasearch has been around in several types over the years on the net).

    As a search engine, well, many of us are so used to the big G now, it is a bit slower (after all it is a metasearch). They use stars in the result; a five star result means that five search engines agreed on the result etc.

    They got a lot of mentioning about their privacy policy and this summer got the "First European Privacy Seal Awarded". User related personal data are deleted from the log files within a maximum of 48 hours, IP addresses are removed, and no Unique ID cookies, they tell us.

    It is possible to save settings, select language (17) etc.

    http://ixquick.com

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    About Ixquick
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    Ixquick is owned by Surfboard Holding BV, a Dutch company.

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    Re: Meta search with privacy

    If you just want to search Google privately, try Scroogle:

    http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm

    As they say on their home page:
    "no cookies | no search-term records | access log deleted within 48 hours"

    They also use SSL and have an interesting write-up here:
    https://ssl.scroogle.org/sslnote.html

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