While a bunch of big tech software solutions are all about pilfering your private data and using it to ruin your life, some alternatives out there are all about moving in the opposite direction: protecting your data and ensuring that you aren’t being made vulnerable to attack or susceptible for uninvited visits from the party van. One such tool is HideMySearches.com.
Much like Yippy.com, HideMySearches.com is a smaller search engine tool that allows you to search up whatever it is you’re looking for anonymously, without your data being tracked, and with full encryption.
As explained on the HideMySearches.com website, they don’t keep your data and they don’t track you…
“Hide My Searches checks the URL of each website you visit (this data is not logged or stored anywhere)
“For your privacy, Hide My Searches intercepts the requests if it’s on our list of sites. Hide My Searches encrypts your search locally using industry standard AES-256 encryption. Your locally encrypted search term is securely transmitted to our servers.
“To provide you with the most relevant results possible, we then decrypt your search term and securely request results from our search & content partners.
“We aggregate the most relevant results and securely display them to you. For added security, your local browsing history for any search we protect expires and cannot be viewed after 30 minutes of inactivity”
Now the most common question is “Does it work?” The short answer is a resounding “Yes!”.
You can find pretty much whatever you’re looking for on HideMySearches.com, including general search results, images, videos, and even shopping results.
Basic searches that most people use the internet for, including ROMs, emulation, torrentz, and porn are also easily and readily available through HideMySearches.com.
It’s not the snazziest looking search engine, but any alternative to Google is a good alternative.
Also, HideMySearches.com doesn’t appear to have tainted images like Google, DuckDuckGo or other mainstream search engines… yet. So check it out while it’s still unsullied.