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  • Also a long time Startpage fan. Its really sad and a big surprise. I did not expect Startpage to take this path. RIP Startpage.
  • Longtime fan of Startpage. This is truly concerning and sad. I’ve gotten emotionally so invested in Startpage,often even recommending it to people over DuckDuckGo these days and their anonymous view was also quite a great feature.

    Startpage has been around for many many years, I would never have expected this to happen, to be honest.
  • Startpage - Take back your privacy by using Startpage.com. High quality search results without ads.

    And sold to a ad company by the name System1 ?
    Maybe you can consider changing the extension and the promising words? Its pretty misleading for being a "Private Search Engine" without trackers and ads, that now are sold to System1, one of the bigger ad crap companies out there.

    A shame really.
  • BEFORE ANYONE CONSIDERING USING STARTPAGE, PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO READ THIS:
    Privacy search engine StartPage has sold to ad tech company System1
    https://reclaimthenet.org/startpage-buyout-ad-tech-company/
  • Love StartPage, allows me to have the best in search results without the tracking. IMO, better than DuckDuckGo, and other alternatives that have partial IP, DNS leakage, etc.
  • Before even considering Startpage, please read up about the ad company System1 and Startpage!
    The trust I have had for Startpage during this years is sadly broken. Good luck with your new ad company partner, System1.
  • Did some research and its very true that an ad company (System1) have bought Startpage OR is in some other way involved.

    This has happen in the past with other extensions, being suddenly sold, everything looks like it should, but the new ownership do indeed track. Ghostery is an example of this.

    Startpage has been taken down from privacy sites recommendation lists, but there are still more to come.

    I STRONLY RECOMMEND AGAINST USING THIS EXTENSION AND USING STARTPAGE NOW THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED!

    More to be read here: https://reclaimthenet.org/startpage-buyout-ad-tech-company/
  • Thank you so much for posting that Startpage has been sold to that ad-company, if not I would not have known this.

    Now I have removed this extension, and changed back to my old search engine. Its a shame. I really liked Startpage.
  • First the "access all tabs" and now the company is bought by an ad-company (System1)?

    The addon itselfs works as intended.
  • it's like google, but better
  • Best!
  • Just reading about the anonymous view and its explained so good, how the proxy anonymous view makes sites not knowing who you are. This explain can be found on information after clicking anonymous view beside the search result. So now i use this option and it have helped me even when i clicked a website that was suspicious, not what i expected when i opened, but since i use the proxy anonymous i increase my privacy drastic.

    Definitly earned my trust! 10 stars if that was possible