I was not aware of Cliqz, the initiative from Europe to build a new search engine and browser from scratch headed by Jean-Paul Schmetz (and not riding on Google or Bing or Yandex for example).
On 1st December Cliqz wrote on the state of search and why a new independent search engine with privacy as core was a necessity (I agree). They argued on the position of Google as the behemoth with 93% of search traffic and as recent studies show have now been successful to retain 50% of the traffic on its own site (so that people would not leave Google and the dangerous implications that might have).
On 2nd December it followed up with another post on “Is data collection fundamentally evil”? The answer is yes and yet it needs to be done but with different parameters.
If you wonder about data privacy and the use of data by various agencies, governments (and unscrupulous people who end up getting access to the data), you need to read these two posts. And possibly check out Cliqz.
What are your thoughts about your data privacy? At Pitch.Link we make this a primary focus despite obvious conflicts and I will continue to focus on this and bring information that I find.
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The world needs Cliqz. The world needs more search engines.
Is Data Collection Evil?