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May 19, 2020

Private Search Engine Comparison

How do you select a private search engine? Dan Arel explains the difference between private search engines Startpage, DuckDuckGo, and Mojeek. Perhaps they will help you narrow down your choices.…

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Privacy Advocate Articles

January 7, 2021

How Startpage's private search engine protects your personal data

For many people who have decided to switch from a non-privacy respecting search engine to one that respects your privacy such as Startpage, many questions still remain about just how private those searches can be, but also how can the quality of these alternatives compete? While there are many options…

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December 17, 2020

Privacy in Action: Jared M. Gordon, Writer, Filmmaker and Professor.

Privacy in Action is a series of interviews with privacy-minded Startpage users from diverse backgrounds. The goal of the series is to explore different perspectives on privacy, how privacy takes action in their lives, and provide recommendations for anyone who values their personal data and privacy. Jared M. Gordon is…

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December 10, 2020

Privacy In Action: Dr. Christine Izuakor, Cyber Culture Hacker, PhD, CISSP

Privacy in Action is a series of interviews with privacy-minded Startpage users from diverse backgrounds. The goal of the series is to explore different perspectives on privacy, how privacy takes action in their lives, and provide recommendations for people who value their personal data and privacy. Dr. Christine Izuakor is…

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Privacy Guides

October 13, 2020

Why Your Browser Matters

What is a Browser? An internet browser is a software application used to access the internet. Your devices (desktop, laptop, mobile, tablet) typically come with a pre-installed browser such as Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Google Chrome. What are some real-world examples of browsers? The same way you may add apps…

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June 17, 2020

How to Set Up Your Mac for Privacy

Make your Mac private! Here are steps you can take to protect your privacy - from securing your Mac to making Startpage your default search engine. 1. Easily encrypt your Mac with the built-in FileVault FileVault encryption protects the files on your Mac from being seen or copied by encoding…

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Startpage Articles

January 14, 2021

Cookies on the Web: Good or Bad?

Ever since the European Union’s digital privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in 2018, web surfers worldwide have observed a surge in web cookie notifications. You see, a website typically doesn’t only make itself available in Europe. So in order to comply with the GDPR,…

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January 11, 2021

The Silent Power of Data: IBM and the Holocaust

Around the world, we see repeated examples of surveillance, illegal data processing and the spread of misinformation. But collecting and storing data has not only become a sensitive issue in the age of digitization. A brief look at history shows how dangerous data collection can become if it falls into…

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January 6, 2021

Launching private shopping feature on Startpage

Introducing unprofiled product listings ads to your private search results for easier shopping without the worry of targeted prices and ad tracking. Almost half (48%) of online shoppers start their purchase journeys on search engines, according to a new report. But product listings on non-private search engines have targeted prices…

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