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Oscobo, track-free search engine
« on: Thursday, 07 January, 2016 @ 12:25:48 »
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Oscobo is a new privacy focused search engine that shares similarities with established players such as Startpage or DuckDuckGo.

The creators of the search engine promise that they don't track users and don't set cookies on user computer systems, and that users are not profiled in any shape or form.

The search engine's current address is https://oscobo.co.uk/ which highlights one of the limitations in place currently as it is focused on users from the UK at the moment.

The only information used to determine which advertisement to display are the search term and the user's locations (using the IP address), and both are not recorded by the search engine.

It is quite difficult to spot the ad as it uses the same format as organic results. Only the small "ad"  link underneath the description field indicates advertisement.

Like DuckDuckGo, search results are taken from Bing/Yahoo.
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/01/07/oscobo-a-new-privacy-focused-search-engine/