i'm sure it was someone on Voat that mentioned Searx to me, but i just wanted to re-pimp it because i think it's really cool...
Searx is an open source meta-search engine that is much more powerful than other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo, Startpage, etc.
here's the engines/indexes they use to grab search results
and from their About page...
Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.
Why use searx?
- searx may not offer you as personalised results as Google, but it doesn't generate a profile about you
- searx doesn't care about what you search for, never shares anything with a third party, and it can't be used to compromise you
- searx is free software, the code is 100% open and you can help to make it better. See more on github
If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make searx your default search engine or run it on your own server
if you would like to use a local Searx server, see this list