ItachiUchiha wrote: ↑
Sun May 24, 2020 8:26 am
...i checked etools out and it said my ip was from an AS. at least with swisscows i can search with a vpn. also i think german laws are a bit better than swiss, but this (edited:SwissCows.com) is fine for now.
swisscows.com does look nice and uncluttered and etools.ch is very cluttered looking. etools.ch does have good privacy though and can be used easily with a vpn service, I shoudnt know why it couldnt, they even advise to use a vpn in their guide. I am not bothered by a search engine registering an AS, as long as it doesnt sell my information in any way I am fine. But thanks for mentioning that fact anyway, because even among the more privacy minded search engines, there are differences in privacy...
The thing about swisscows.com is that they block certain adult content and they dont state which content they block, nor can it be turned of. DuckDuckGo offers an ON/OFF switch. And swisscows.com does sometimes show paid advertisements on top in the search results, which cant be blocked by an adblocker. Etools.ch doesnt do that. And when I see ads in the search results I fear my datasearch is gonna be sold by the company to which it is linked on the search page. But overall I really like swisscows.com and it has gotten very positive reviews on different sites. I am going to use it for a while. Thanks for posting that link.
ItachiUchiha since your last post with links to all (for me new) information I now have discovered a lot more privacy minded search engines. I found another good review site as well, with some helpful additional information as how one can evaluate a search engine best.