I really like the Librewolf browser and DuckDuckGo search engine and mobile browser. The Iceraven browser on mobile is also quite nice.

SudoDnfDashY
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Hardened Firefox + Searx, along with Noscript, Ublock Origin, and cookie autodelete. Mobile is the same thing but with Mobile Firefox.

@dstep@lemmy.ml
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Librewolf is actually better, no need to manually make firefox better (or other firefox fork).

SudoDnfDashY
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It takes like 5 minutes to harden Firefox and 30 minutes to build librewolf from source.

Sr Estegosaurio
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I use Gentoo, I already build everything lol. But yeah it’s true that it takes no time to use a custom user.js

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It took me two days to understand arkenfox.

Joe Bidet
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searx

Bounced around alot but I’ve found FF with ublock, then recently started self hosting searx. Searx is alright but I still prefer DDG from time to time.

@fdj@lemmy.ml
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Mull (browser) and Presearch (search engine).

Evan
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Presearch

People should know about

https://marketplace.presearch.org

And make informed choices

@Milliways@lemmy.ml
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duckduckgo and firefox with arkenfox’s user.js and ublock origin. works really well

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I wish qwant wouldn’t have so many problems. It could be a really good search engine

@testingthis@lemmy.ml
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Yeah, there was something quirky with lite.qwant.com results that made it unusable… Will want to check on it again soon

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Not only that

  • springer holds a share of qwant and springer is a rubbish company.
  • qwant on mobile shows you the mobile sites of the search results instead of the “real” website. I think that’s a tiny but important difference.
  • qwant doesn’t show you the protocol, i.e. http, ftp, etc. And hides SSL encryption of sites on mobile.
  • qwant hides the subfolder structure of the site you are about to enter on mobile.
  • qwant forces you to choose a country and only serves higher income countries. Qwant shows you different results in different countries. It’s not just an english or french web, it’s a canadian french, frensh frensh, etc. Web.
@ziproot@lemmy.ml
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Hardened GNU IceCat + Searx.

Mull on mobile.

Librewolf has trackers.

Arcaneslime
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I’ve been using Librewolf on Fedora, Bromite and Vanadium on mobile, and DDG for search but not super happy with that one and am looking for a replacement myself. Might use startpage, idk.

@pkotrcka@sopuli.xyz
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Firefox (with a few “privacy” plugins) on my desktop, Privacy Browser and Firefox on my phone. As for search engines: Qwant, Metager, Mojeek.

LibreWolf using my custom Searx instance.

@spla
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Safari and Searx

Seirdy
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I compiled a list of search engines that use their own indexes for organic results: https://seirdy.one/2021/03/10/search-engines-with-own-indexes.html

I’ll probably post a big update to that article at some point that compares if/how some of the listed engines process structured data (RDFa, microdata, JSON-LD, microformats 1/2, open graph metadata, POSH).

I typically use a Searx/SearxNG instance that mixes Google, Bing, and Bing-derivatives (e.g. DDG) with other indexes: Petal, Mojeek, Gigablast, and Qwant (Qwant mixes its own results with Bing’s). Petal, Gigablast, and Mojeek have been quite helpful for discovering new content; however, I wouldn’t use Petal directly due to privacy concerns. Using it through a Searx proxy you trust more seems alright.

If I know a query will give me an instant answer I want to use, I’ll use DDG.

@poputchik@lemmy.ml
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Thank you!

mickie
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@titania@lemmy.ml
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duckduckgo onionsite is the best as it keeps your behavior looking like other tor users.

Best to not draw attention by making a pattern of using a given searx instance.

No one mentions startpage.com?

The last I used DDG the results were not so good… Plus, DDG ran a huge ad on YouTube seemingly dogging Google – This to me adds weight to a theory that they are in cahoots. Even before seeing that, it seemed likely to me that there is some kind of overlap. So I steer clear of it… Maybe if the results were good it would at least be some consideration… But I think that DDG now may exist for the purpose of ultimately driving people back to Google, and for certain specific testing

Aside from StartPage, Searx instances like monocles.de. If Qwant fixes their lite.qwant.com then that will be a goto again as well

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The fact that this got downvoted should tell you that Lemmy does already have shills. Also clearly illustrated previously in a “host your own email” thread. Hosting your own email is a direct threat to Gmail, and Gmail is a direct threat to all human beings on the planet. If I find that thread again in the next couple weeks I will link it here to show you.

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