DuckDuckGo is no longer privacy-protecting: https://forums.whonix.org/t/duckduckgo-now-fingerprinting-visitors/6497/1
@mela_sapiens A couple of thoughts:
1) I don't like that everyone (including me) are relying on centralized search engines. I want to browsers to support searching multiple sites simultaneously, and hey there's open standards for that!
I've got projects in the works to address both these angles.
@mela_sapiens Install a canvas blocker add-on in Firefox and see how many websites will have canvas checking (Done that a few years ago. Tor browser does have protection build in by the way.). Doesn't mean that you are actively being tracked. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/canvasblocker/?src=search Just tested with 3 Mastodon instances -> 3 x red, not 3 x green. #canvas #privacy
@mela_sapiens This is FUD. There may well be other legitimate used for those things.
At the same time, DDG is promise based privacy. People believe their promises, or they don't. That has always been the case.
Obsessing over technicalities like this is missing the forest for the trees.
@mela_sapiens Gah, now I have to look for another one.
@mela_sapiens We should make a blockchain based serarch engine 😂
You know what happened last time.
@mela_sapiens Yep, haha.
@mela_sapiens Wow. Damn
@mela_sapiens damn :(
@TrinityLove I am still using it because SearX instances have some problems connecting to google images.
Free Mastodon instance as in freedom.