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Best Private Search Engines in 2020

Search engines are the gateway to the Internet. There are those who live off your search habits and others who respect your privacy. They are integrated into the web browser of all your connected devices. Whether you are a PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, iPad, smart TV, video game consoles … All devices with Internet access have browsers and these, in turn, integrate search engines. It is the most optimal way we have to access social networks, web pages and online services and products.

And although the leader of the search engines is Google, there are a lot of search engines that entrust the task of finding addresses and content interesting. From generic search engines to specialized search engines through metasearch engines, which show results from several search engines on the same page.

However, one of the aspects that should concern us the most when using a search engine, as is the case with social networks or any online service, is privacy. To what extent will anonymous or personal data or your browsing and search habits be preserved?

MetaGer

We started with a metasearch engine based in Germany and has been with us since 1996. MetaGer is available in several languages, including Spanish. And as its main page indicates, you will have control over your data and, best of all, its managers are not for profit, that is, there is no company behind that wants to earn money.

As for search results, MetaGer uses the popular search engines like Yahoo!, Bing, Yandex and others are not so well known as Scopia, Netluchs or Qualigo. As for the type of content, you can search for links but also images, products or news.

MetaGer can be integrated into Google Chrome, it has its own app, a mapping service based on OpenStreetMap. By default, it will show results in German, but once you change the filter to your language and region, you will get more suitable results for your search.

Givero

There are two objectives of Givero , a search engine that offers access to other search engines. The first objective, protect your privacy. The second objective, to promote just causes.

Regarding this second topic, the more you use the search engine, the more points you will get to collaborate with causes that you can choose yourself. If you do not choose any, the donations will be distributed among all.

Givero allows you to search for links, find images on Google, Bing, Pixabay or 500px, maps on Google or Bing and videos on YouTube or Vimeo. When you do a search on Givero, you will see links and addresses according to the search of Bing, Google, YouTube and Wikipedia. But if you are looking for specific content, by clicking on the corresponding dropdown, Givero will search for you and open the results in those other search engines.

Ecosia

Another search engine that protects your privacy is Ecosia. In addition, it has the objective of planting trees and being respectful of nature. With the advertising they insert in the results, they cover expenses and invest in repopulating wooded areas.

Regarding privacy, Ecosia stores your data temporarily, they do not sell your search habits to third parties and your searches are encrypted to be anonymous.

As a search engine, Ecosia integrates content from different sources. In addition, you can search for links but also images, videos, maps, etc. You can also go directly to the sources used to search, such as Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, Bing, and Google. And, if you are concerned about your Internet security, remember that if you are a Movistar client you can enjoy the Secure Connection service to protect your Movistar network browsing without installing apps on your devices. Activate it for free if you are a Merger Client or if you have a contract line.