If you are concerned about your privacy, you might have heard of the privacy-focused Chrome alternative called Brave. The company has been testing its own search engine that is currently available for select users.
Having said that, Brave search will be available today to everyone interested in using the service. Keep in mind that the service is still in a public beta. Brave has also set up a new website for the same.
According to a report by TechCrunch, Brave said that they were working on their own search engine after the company acquired Cliqz in March this year. Interestingly, Cliqz is also a web browser with an in-built search engine with anti-tracking features.
Brave Search is designed as an alternative to search engines like Google and Bing, but without the intensive tracking, these services do. The service is similar to that of DuckDuckGo. What makes it stand out from others from the competition is that the company claims it does not collect user IP addresses. Neither do they collect any personal data to improve search results.
Moreover, if you use the search engine within Brave, you can use the “Shields” feature that helps users block trackers and advertisers if you do not want to use Brave, head over to search.brave.com and make your searches from there.
The company is planning to make Brave Search the default search engine sometime later this year.
Whether they are already Brave browser users, looking to expand their online privacy protection with the all-in-one, integrated Brave Search in the Brave browser, or users of other browsers looking for the best-in-breed privacy-preserving search engine, they can all use the newly released Brave Search beta that puts users first, and fully in control of their online experience. Brave Search is built on top of a completely independent index, and doesn’t track users, their searches, or their clicks.
In the last few years, there have been growing concerns about user privacy. Even Apple, who often states that they care about user privacy, has received backlash from users recently.