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    Startpage.com - Is This a Search Engine That We Can Trust?

    A friend sent me a link to this video.



    StartPage.com is a new search engine that uses Google search results, but has a built-in proxy that you can opt to use to visit web sites. It no only blocks your real IP, but it also filters out cookies.

    I'm a bit suspicious because they are using Google search results, which means they must have some type of agreement with Google.

    Their WHOIS info is private, so I can't tell who is really behind this site.

    Does anyone know anything about them?
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Ixquick is a metasearch engine which owns Startpage.

    Ixquick is a metasearch engine based in New York and the Netherlands. Founded by David Bodnick in 1998, Ixquick is owned by Dutch company, Surfboard Holding BV, which acquired the internet company in 2000.


    Ixquick also provides the stand-alone proxy service, Ixquick Proxy, which has also been incorporated into both its Ixquick and Startpage search engines allowing users the option to open all search results via proxy

    Ixquick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I guess that google forced all the search aggregators having a connection API to provide data, IP included. So I don't believe what they say about hidding IP and filtering out cookies.

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