Dutch Ixquick aiming for 100% privacy

Wed 16 December 2009 09:00, Editors

Dutch Ixquick aiming for 100% privacy

With Google launching all sorts of new stuff which could be a possible privacy hazard and Google's CEO Eric Schmidt not caring about privacy Dutch search engine Ixquick sees chances.

Ixquick stopped gathering IP-adresses earlier this year but now announces that starting 2010 they will be trying to get closer to 100% privacy. It will start using a proxy, Wikipedia, who searches for the searcher. That way a searcher doesn't even have to go to the actual searchengine anymore.

The searchengine gets their results from all the major searchengines, Yahoo, Bing and Wikipedia, except for Google. The chosen moment is smart with all the privacy questions being raised right now, but its not clear whether or not the search engine will actually benefit from this. Their market share is very low.

Ixquick is completely focussed on privacy. They are even "scaring" users by showing the potential hazards of not using Ixquick.

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