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[liberationtech] DuckDuckGo vs Startpage [was: Help test Tor Browser]

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Jun 27 01:31:27 PDT 2013


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 04:02:15PM -0700, Mike Perry wrote:

> YaCY and other FOSS engines (in a sibling thread someone mentioned
> another that I already forgot) are also something that I will accept
> search plugins for the Omnibox, but their result quality, index depth,
> and crawl frequency are no match for either StartPage or DDG.

In absence of a P2P name system, even a crappy distributed crawler
that indexes onionland is extremely useful. Instead of startpage
TBB could bundle YaCy, which only crawls onionland.

StartPage seems to be a front to Google, and as such can
suffer Scroogle's fate.



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