Android Private Search Engines

Did you know there were android private search engines? Did you ever wonder if anyone could truly see what you are doing? The thought your online search history may be tracked, traced back to you, and shared may well be something concerning you for many different reasons. The fact your internet search history is being watched in any way is not a nice thought. It doesn’t matter what your internet activities might be.  There is also the fact we know that our internet search results are being censored by most major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Thankfully for us android users there are a variety of apps available to give us uncensored search results. They put our online privacy above all else to help us obtain anonymity whilst searching online. I shall now list my own personal top three private search engine apps which are available straight from Google Play Store.

 

DuckDuckGo

Android Private Search engines

DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn’t track you. Our Search & Stories app offers you real privacy, smarter search, and stories that you’ll love!

Real Privacy: From funny videos to health and finance questions, searches are a reflection of your personal life. That’s why we don’t collect or share your personal information.

Smarter Search: With instant answers from hundreds of sources, we help you get what you want in fewer clicks. Try one of our !bang commands to search your favourite sites directly from DuckDuckGo.

Stories you’ll love: We feature the most enjoyed stories from over 50 sources around the web that you can customize to your liking.

Ixquick

Ixquick

Ixquick Search gives you convenient mobile access to Ixquick.com, the world’s most private search engine. The app specializes in letting you search privately and anonymously from the convenience of your smart device. It’s the perfect tool for iron-clad privacy protections, plus great search results.

COMPLETE SEARCH PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY

Other search engines capture your search terms and record the links you click on, then use tracking cookies to build a detailed profile of you and your interests. At Ixquick, our zero data-collection policy and full SSL encryption is your assurance that nobody’s looking over your shoulder, no matter what you search for. We don’t collect any personal information on our users. We don’t store your IP address, we don’t capture your location, and we don’t record what you searched for. In fact, we keep no records on you at all. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

OVERVIEW OF IXQUICK SEARCH PRIVACY FEATURES

– All searches are encrypted using powerful SSL encryption. That means your service provider can’t see what you search for—and neither can hackers. – Your searches are scrubbed and anonymized for privacy. – Ixquick Search protects you from physical intrusion by deleting your searches and Web history after a set time delay, or the app is closed or suspended. With one tap of your Home button, your searches are gone. – Strips out your search terms, so they can’t be seen by the websites you visit. – Does not use tracking cookies, and rejects tracking cookies from websites you visit. – Never records your IP address, search terms, or location.

StartPage

StartPage Search gives you convenient mobile access to StartPage.com, the world’s most private search engine. It lets you search for information privately and anonymously, from the convenience of your smartphone or other mobile device. It’s the perfect tool for iron-clad privacy protections, plus great search results.

COMPLETE SEARCH PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY

Other search engines capture your search terms and record the links you click on, then use tracking cookies to build a detailed profile of you and your interests. At StartPage, our zero data-collection policy and full SSL encryption is your assurance that nobody’s looking over your shoulder, no matter what you search for. Does not collect any personal information on our users. Never stores your IP address, we don’t capture your location, and we don’t record what you searched for. In fact, we keep no records on you at all. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

OVERVIEW OF STARTPAGE SEARCH PRIVACY FEATURES

– All searches are encrypted using powerful SSL encryption. That means your service provider can’t see what you search for—and neither can hackers. – Your searches are scrubbed and anonymized for privacy. – Protects you from physical intrusion by deleting your searches and Web history after a set time delay, or the app is closed or suspended. With one tap of your Home button, your searches are gone. – Strips out your search terms, so they can’t be seen by the websites you visit. – Never uses tracking cookies, and rejects tracking cookies from websites you visit. – Does not records your IP address, search terms, or location.

OVERVIEW OF STARTPAGE SEARCH FEATURES

– Fully integrated web browser – Full web-search capability with superior result quality – Full image search – Powerful Advanced Search capabilities – Control over display settings and privacy features

In Conclusion

Personally I have all three of these apps on my primary android device and have done for the last few years.  DuckDuckGo being my go to private search engine of choice but I find the integrated web browser feature of StartPage a very useful tool. These private search engines can also be set to be used as your primary search engine from within certain third party browsers such as Opera Browser which can be a very useful alternative.  As always if you have any questions please visit us at Ares Forum, because we are more than happy to help.