PureBrowser - promotes nonfree search engines
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Package PureBrowser: Some Integrated search engines are non-free, such as google, yahoo, amazon, duckduckgo, etc.

Debian tracks creation of package yacy.
When done, purebrowser should recommend that package and use it by default when available.

NB! This issue is not about promoted search engine tracking its users (see T156) nor about it serving non-free JavaScript (see T609)

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baconicsynergy edited the task description. (Show Details)
baconicsynergy added a project: Restricted Project.Jun 4 2017, 9:40 PM

That's not freedom issue, but could be classified as a privacy problem.

mak lowered the priority of this task from "95" to "Freedom Issue".Aug 19 2017, 5:05 AM
jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] PureBrowser" to "[FREEDOM ISSUE] PureBrowser - Some Integrated search engines are non-free, such as google, yahoo, amazon, etc.".Oct 16 2017, 10:43 AM

How is this a freedom issue? Because the recommended search engines run nonfree javascript?

I suppose then that we have to use DuckDuckGo HTML only?

jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] PureBrowser - Some Integrated search engines are non-free, such as google, yahoo, amazon, etc." to "PureBrowser - Some Integrated search engines are non-free, such as google, yahoo, amazon, etc.".Oct 24 2017, 11:29 PM
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jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "PureBrowser - Some Integrated search engines are non-free, such as google, yahoo, amazon, etc." to "PureBrowser - promotes nonfree search engines".Dec 20 2017, 1:59 PM
jonas.smedegaard edited the task description. (Show Details)

I recommend https://www.findx.com/ and https://gigablast.com/, they are 100% free software.

jonas.smedegaard removed jonas.smedegaard as the assignee of this task.Aug 20 2018, 7:21 AM
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My recommendation for this would be only privacy-respecting choices:

DuckDuckGo (default)
Qwant
Startpage
Searx
Disconnect

DDG and Disconnect allow searching of mainstream search engines through them, in a privacy-respecting way.

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