I highly appreciate the existence of private search engines, such as DuckDuckGo (the most popular one) and of course Mojeek, as well as many others. However, something that leaves me a bit dumbfounded is… what’s the point of having a private search engine when the search, while private, gives non-private results? I’ll try to explain better.
Many (I would say most, in fact) of the results that one has while searching with a private search engine are websites that have some form of tracking in it. For example Doubleclick, Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, and so on and so on (there is a huge amount of those). I have Brave Browser, so I see those trackers and their names. On my laptop I have a text file where I keep the URL’s of the webpages where Brave Browser does not detect any form of tracking. However, this process is time-consuming and it’s mostly luck-related. Sure, there are quite a lot of pages with no tracking, but they are a minority compared to the results one may find.
I was wondering, since Mojeek has a forum where I can give feedback, would it be possible to have a search option that ONLY gives results of websites where no trackers are detected? I think that would be great. If it’s not possible, fine, I guess I was just hoping too much, lol.