Popular Pirate Sites ‘Disappear’ From DuckDuckGo’s Top Search Results

"DuckDuckGo is not the only search engine that appears to be following in Google’s footsteps. The same is happening at Bing. For example, when we search for “fitgirl repacks” there, the official fitgirl-repacks.site doesn’t show up".


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@ijatz_La_Hojita DuckDuckGo is using Bing results mostly so if Bing has chosen to censor pages they don't like,DuckDuckGo automatically does the same.As alternative I recommend Yandex which doesn't censor and for better privacy,I recommend meta engines which use results from Yandex like metager.org or any Searx instance with Yandex enabled as source.

Excellent piece of advice, @nipos! Lately I've been using "Presearch". In their privacy policy they commit themselves to not store our users' search keywords, nor to match them with our IP (but I haven't verified that assertion).

@ijatz_La_Hojita I just had a quick look at their website and I'm disappointed.They just use Bing results and send third-party requests directly to bing.com and bing.net from the search results page so Bing has your IP address and user agent.

@nipos Have you tried "YaCy" (the only real p2p search engine, as far as I know, btw launched by a German dev)? It'd be awesome to make it more user-friendly.

@ijatz_La_Hojita Yes,I tried it and I also found a instance that actually works: search.ampr.org I think that Yacys concept is the best for a independent internet but results are not good enough to use it as my main search engine yet.

@nipos @ijatz_La_Hojita

YaCy has a way to use a Searx instance in his heuristics, which actually not only improves the results, it also gives that results to the network so in the future using Searx is not needed. Kind of like sucking the juice of Good Search Engines to make another one
I suggest you to try that, you can view a demonstration of this usage on search.nogafam.es 👍 Have fun re-discovering YaCy 😄


@admin @ijatz_La_Hojita This instance works very good,too.Thanks for the hint,bookmarked.

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