1. Annie_M's Avatar
    After reading this article here on iMore: "Apple privacy exec asked why Google remains its default search engine", and then "You Can Now Help Save The Planet", I am curious to learn more about the Ecosia search engine.

    Have any of you used it regularly, and if so, what are your thoughts about it.
    01-29-2021 12:19 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've been checking it out. Looks good so far. I think I like it better than DuckDuckGo. I'll give it more time, before I consider making it my default.
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    01-29-2021 01:36 PM
  3. Dgray2712's Avatar
    I’ve never even heard of it until now. I will look at it though.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    01-29-2021 05:26 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’ve never even heard of it until now. I will look at it though.
    Same here. I’ll check it out at some point. Right now, DuckDuckGo remains my search engine of choice.
    01-29-2021 05:44 PM
  5. JandN2639's Avatar
    Yes. My main issue with it is that it only offers a single page of results.
    01-29-2021 09:14 PM
  6. Ed7789's Avatar
    My main search engines are DuckDuckGo (personal) and Bing (Professional).

    I did switch it out on my laptop. I will try it out for the next month, and I will check back in on the 28th of February.
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    01-29-2021 09:28 PM
  7. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I'll give it a whirl over the next few weeks. Lots of home-time as we lock down again from 3 Feb.
    01-30-2021 07:34 AM
  8. Annie_M's Avatar
    I’m going to check it out on my iPad as well!
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    01-30-2021 08:58 AM
  9. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I’m going to check it out on my iPad as well!
    I put it on both iPhone & iPad. Not quite ready to set is as default but let's see!!
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    01-30-2021 09:06 AM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I was briefly looking over their privacy policy and decided to poke with it.

    “We don’t store your searches permanently”
    --Okay. Well how long do you store it?


    “We don’t create personal profiles of you based on your search history.”
    --Okay, so what do you create personal profiles based on?


    “We actually anonymize all searches within one week.”
    --So is it safe to assume the searches are NOT anonymous prior to one week?


    “We don’t sell your data to advertisers”
    —Okay, but what about non-advertisers, government entities, etcetera? Do you sell the data to them?
    01-30-2021 09:25 AM
  11. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    Is there a search engine that does not at least 'dip a toe' into some or all of those behaviour albeit in a limited way..If so, how do they survive?
    01-30-2021 09:34 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Is there a search engine that does not at least 'dip a toe' into some or all of those behaviour albeit in a limited way..If so, how do they survive?
    I’m sure they all dip a toe here and there. I just get a kick out of how they try to tell you what your concerns are or what they should be and then word their privacy policy accordingly.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 01-30-2021 at 10:38 AM.
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    01-30-2021 09:57 AM
  13. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    In a world where even 'the lawyers have lawyers' really nothing at all is a surprise!!
    01-30-2021 10:09 AM
  14. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    They do have a widget available- so seem to wish to make a go of this.
    01-30-2021 10:13 AM

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