Users who wish to have to have better online privacy protection should find Brave Search engine worth trying. The anti-tracking and privacy-focused search engine offers a suite of privacy-preserving tools designed to keep your search activities completely private and independent.
Brave Search engine now available for public use
After testing the early version for a while with a small bunch of invited users, the Public beta version of the search engine has now been rolled out for public use. The main highlight of the search engine is it lets users take full control of their online experience by not tracking their searches or their clicks. Also, it uses Brave’s own search index for answering common queries privately without relying on other providers like Google or Microsoft.
Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave said,
Brave Search is the industry’s most private search engine, as well as the only independent search engine, giving users the control and confidence they seek in alternatives to big tech. Unlike older search engines that track and profile users, and newer search engines that are mostly a skin on older engines and don’t have their own indexes, Brave Search offers a new way to get relevant results with a community-powered index, while guaranteeing privacy. Brave Search fills a clear void in the market today as millions of people have lost trust in the surveillance economy and actively seek solutions to be in control of their data.
The pro-privacy tool does not rely on any surveillance-based business models and so, it neither collects the IP addresses of its users nor uses any personal data to improve search results. The user remains anonymous and their searches private. Brave Search is also not limited to a single browser. It can be reached or made accessible via other browsers by simply visiting search.brave.com So if you do not wish to download the Brave browser, you can still use the search tool for Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or others.
Currently, Brave Search does not show any ads but the makers will likely offer options for both ad-free paid search and ad-supported free search in the future.