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Re: [tor-talk] Invaded by disconnect.me



If there are issues with startpage, is there any reason not to use duckduckgo 
as default? I use their hidden service as my default search engine and have 
never had issues with them.


1. Jun 2015 09:08 by spencerone@openmailbox.org:


> Hi,
>
>> gary02121993:
>> Oh man this sucks! Why isn't StartPage the default search engine anyway?
>> Can someone link me the back story?
>> Thanks!
>>
>
> You might find value in this:
>
> ----------------------------------
>>>>> intrigeri:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> we're in the process of upgrading Tor Browser to 4.5 in Tails, and
>>>>> I noticed the migration to Disconnect Search as the default search
>>>>> engine. That's the kind of changes that we often have to justify in
>>>>> face of users and auditors, but I wasn't able to find the rationale
>>>>> behind this decision on the corresponding ticket.
>>>>>
>>>>> I see the release announcement says:
>>>>>
>>>>> "Disconnect provides private Google search results to Tor users
>>>>> without Captchas or bans."
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Georg:
>>>>
>>>> Startpage was not happy with our traffic and showed sometimes
>>>> CAPTCHAs. Disconnect on the other hand approached us with respect to
>>>> search engine traffic and donated some money.
>>>>
>>>
>>> intrigeri:
>>> So, just to clarify: is that the entire rationale behind this move?
>>>
>>
>> Georg:
>> Yes, although the donated money does not really count here. That did not
>> influence the decision but I figured it might be good to add this anyway
>> for transparency reasons.
>>
> -----------------------------------
>
> Wordlife,
> Spencer
> 
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