Startpage Articles

Top 5 Privacy Myth Busting

We hear a lot about data privacy, but how do you know whether it’s a fact, opinion, or flat out myth? For example: “There’s no such thing as privacy.” This statement is frequently tossed around, but is it true? We don’t think so. Privacy is difficult to maintain, especially in the digital age. Nevertheless, you […]

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Startpage Articles

A New Way to Look at Startpage

The latest Startpage update adopts your operating system’s preferred theme: light, dark, or auto. Our approach to Startpage updates is simple: we listen. Listening to Startpage users and our global team, we’re always pushing for updates – none too big or too small. From the News tab feature to the much-requested Region Filter and the […]

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Startpage Articles

How to Protect Yourself Against Hackers

Hackers have been making the news this summer! In late July, Graham Ivan Clark allegedly hacked into the Twitter accounts of high profile names like Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates. Using social engineering, Clark was allegedly able to gain access to Twitter’s own admin tools. According to the affidavit, “Clark then posted on […]

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Startpage Articles

How your search history can send you to jail.

The fact that police can obtain a search warrant for your browsing history should alarm you. Most people wouldn’t want their online activity public, let alone on criminal trial.  Yet today, “Computer forensics” has become routine, and search and browsing histories have begun to appear in more criminal prosecutions. According to Stephanie Lacambra, a criminal […]

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Privacy Advocate Articles

Privacy In A Post-Pandemic World

From the Desk of Robert E.G. Beens, co-founder and CEO of Startpage: Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world is doing many things differently. People are making sacrifices for the sake of an easier life during these challenging times and, of course, for the immediate common goal we all share of flattening the COVID-19 […]

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Startpage Articles

Hide your math: Relaunching Startpage’s Private Calculator

Startpage users look to us for much more than delivering the world’s most private search engine, which is why we’re welcoming back our new-and-improved private calculator, because your personal calculations should be private too. To quote a Reddit user “If my calculator had a history, it would be more embarrassing than my browser history.” (https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/51x0nl/if_my_calculator_had_a_history_it_would_be_more/) […]

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Startpage Articles

Protecting Your Privacy on Social Media

What’s the most universal and frustrating experience of social media? Seeing your highschool frenemy showing off their luxurious lifestyle? Having to make a new profile because your aunt followed you? Getting inappropriate DMs? For a lot of folks, it’s being targeted with invasive ads. Rae Nudson wrote for Vox: “When someone has experienced a trauma […]

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Featured Article

Overcoming “The Network Effect”

Startpage users and team members share how to get family, friends, and colleagues to take back control of their privacy. Even if you do everything to be private online, if your friends and family are still using non-private products, you might be exposed to data collection from their apps, platforms, or products. This predicament is […]

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Startpage Articles

Will Your Search History Affect Your Credit Score?

Protecting your search and your browsing history has never been more important. We live in the era of “Surveillance Capitalism”—dubbed by scholar Shoshana Zuboff—where increasingly cunning methods of gathering information about you are being devised. Your online searches, browsing history, and digital purchases, which provide heaps of information about you, are being bought and sold […]

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Startpage Articles

Is it a Sale? Or a Targeted AD?

Thanks to COVID-19, shopping in 2020 looks more different than ever. While previous years most people ventured into shopping malls or big box stores to take advantage of deals, this year most of the world is ordering everything online. According to Adobe, “Online shopping has become the primary means of commerce during COVID-19.” (https://theblog.adobe.com/april-digital-economy-index-how-covid-19-continues-to-shift-e-commerce-trends/) And! […]

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Press Releases

Startpage now available on Vivaldi Browser

Startpage, the world’s first and most private search engine, and Vivaldi browser today announced a partnership that adds Startpage as a search engine option for the popular browser. The collaboration empowers privacy-aware users to customize their browsing experience while receiving Startpage’s best-in-class search results and unrivaled privacy protection. A recent rise in global internet traffic […]

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Startpage Articles

Protect Your Mental Health Search Engine Data

“Is my husband depressed?” “What are the stages of grief?” “Where can I get mental health help?” “What are common anti-anxiety medication side effects?” These are only a few of the questions family members, co-workers, and neighbors may be searching online for answers. These are deeply personal questions that are only shared with one’s confidants […]

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Startpage Articles

Is the Invasion of Student Privacy the Price for Remote Learning?

Since the COVID-19 crisis started at least 124,000 schools in the USA have been closed, impacting over 55.1 million students. That’s more than three times the population of the Netherlands! (https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/map-coronavirus-and-school-closures.html). With little warning, educators and students quickly moved the classroom into the home via EdTech tools. Sylvia Cabrera, a special education teacher in Southern […]

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Device and Tools Privacy Tips

Creating Strong and Secure Passwords

Strong, unique passwords are important for several reasons. The first is that malicious cyber threat actors compromise your personal online accounts. This can completely expose your passwords, and worse yet, expose your personal information that uniquely identifies you, with information like your email address. That means that a malicious actor can look for other accounts […]

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Startpage Articles

Startpage Relisted on PrivacyTools.IO

Since 2006, Startpage’s mission has been to protect people’s worldwide right to privacy. We understand, that when it comes to providing the world’s most private search engine, user trust is paramount and transparent communication is a cornerstone of that trust. All of that said, we are also imperfect humans who recognize that, as a company, […]

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Privacy Awareness

Is Your Boss Monitoring Your Online Activity?

Employers are tracking remote employees’ search history, instant messages, social media activity, and more. Companies trust their employees to be just as productive and responsible while working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic… right? And employees aren’t watching a movie on Netflix or going hours deep down the rabbit hole of social media during their […]

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Privacy Awareness

Set Up Your Home Office for Privacy

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of people around the world are working or learning from home. We, at Startpage, are proud to say our global team is now 100% remote. We acknowledge that we can only provide the best private search and browsing product for our users if our own team members and […]

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Press Releases

2020 Parents and Privacy Survey by Startpage

Startpage survey finds parents feel more responsible than governments or schools for protecting their children on the web, but many don’t understand the true dangers and how to avoid them. Parents are overwhelmingly concerned that the web is watching their children, but many don’t realize the scale of the problem or know how to take […]

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Company updates

Welcome to Our Privacy Please! Newsletter

A newsletter for the privacy concerned community that doesn’t track its subscribers. 2020 is the year for privacy and it’s Startpage’s mission to help raise worldwide awareness of data rights protection and the value of privacy. We plan on achieving this twofold; by delivering the world’s best private search engine and through frequent communication with […]

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Privacy News

An Overview from Startpage: GDPR & CCPA

What do we need to know about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)? Remember back in 2018, when your inbox was under an avalanche of privacy policy updates? If you live in California, you’ve probably noticed a similar surge as we carry on into 2020. All these updates are […]

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Privacy Awareness

Level Up on Privacy for 2020 👾

Take your game to the next level. If protecting your personal privacy and data rights were a game, where would you land on the leaderboard? Startpage would like to help anyone interested in leveling up their privacy game in 2020, so we’re sharing some of the best ways to get started or improve what you’re […]

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Company updates

Happy New Year from Startpage!

Dear Startpage Community, With the New Year fast approaching, it’s time for some retrospection. The clock is ticking on privacy. Last year, the Cambridge Analytica revelations further highlighted the extent to which internet companies surveil our online activity, and privacy concerns kept snowballing in 2019. China is rapidly building a surveillance state with a dystopian society […]

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Mentions

A penny for your thoughts?

At Startpage, we think that suggestions for improvement that don’t come from our users aren’t worth a dime. Don’t get us wrong: we’re constantly striving to improve all of our products, but we also value your feedback. So let us share some feedback from someone who’s opinion, like yours, we value. Recently, FastCompany’s Jared Newman […]

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Privacy News

Are you shopping or being shopped?

Cyber Monday Shopping Without the Big Tech Stalking. You’ve done your research, you’ve been studying the online ads and even been perusing the newspaper ads for holiday deals. The day has finally arrived where, like holiday shoppers around the world, you’re ready to make your families and friends holidays with the perfect gifts you’re going […]

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Privacy News

Feeling thankful for freedom

While Thanksgiving is a holiday particular to the United States, we at Startpage cannot help but be doubly appreciative these days, given the global events happening even as you’re reading this. Across the globe, people are taking to the streets, fighting for rights that so many of us take for granted. News outlets and social […]

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Press Releases

Launching unprofiled Startpage News Tab

Introducing Startpage News Tab that allows anyone to search and browse the worldwide news in private, while receiving unprofiled search results. For the past 13 years, Startpage has been the place for millions of users to privately search for web, images, and videos. Over the past several months, many of our users have reached out […]

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Product updates

“Anonymous View” has you covered … literally.

Startpage’s private browsing feature “Anonymous View” has you covered … literally. Explore the internet unseen and cut-down on annoying ads with Startpage’s Anonymous View. You’ve got privacy in the bag! If you value your privacy, searching the web can be a minefield. In 2006, help arrived all the way from the Netherlands when Startpage launched […]

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Startpage Articles

Public WiFi security tips for safer surfing

Reduce the chances of getting hacked on public WiFi by using a VPN, Startpage Anonymous View and a few simple precautions. “Nearly half (45%) of security professionals said they’d prefer walking barefoot in a public restroom than connecting to an unsecured public Wi-Fi network” reported TechRepublic writer Macy Bayern.* For times when you must get […]

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