JAHEsq Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a citizen of this country, I am both concerned and embarrassed that we have acquiesced to this dangerous and exponential growth in surveillance into the most private areas of our lives. Although this dangerous invasion of privacy started long before 2001, the Bush and Cheny White House used the horror of 911 to pass draconian laws such as the PATRIOT Act, which among other things, all but ended the Fourth Amendment Right of Americans to remain secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of private documents, intimate conversations, and property by the government, absent a duly executed search warrant in which law enforcement swears to the existence of probably cause that the fruits or instrumentality of a crime exists within the premises. Thus, any citizen or foreign national is subject to the the near warrantless search of his or her premises or the wire tapping of all means of private communication. Of course, the breadth of the PATRIOT Act eventually so emboldened the NSA that in collusion with the major cellular and Internet providers, the NSA collected every byte of protected private communication throughout the United States.
However, this seemingly brazen violation of the law by the NSA is not nearly as cut and dry as it might seem. We Americans, who allegedly jealously protect our rights, have repeatedly given them away for nothing more than the convenience of cell phones and each of the “free” applications provided by the phone manufacturers, and the OS developers such as Apple, Android, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and a plethora of lesser players in search of that most valuable commodity, the personal information and consumer habits of Americans and the entirety of humanity. Once collected and integrated with the mass of private information collected from thousands of independent sources, this psychological abstract of personal preferences and choices is sold to hundreds of thousands of retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers across the globe. Thus, if our most private information is now the rightful property of commerce, certainly the laudable protection of the homeland by the NSA and a dozen or more surveillance agencies should have access to these intimate private habits, preferences, communications, browsing habits, and the purchasing of items running the span from technology to medications to our politics, religious beliefs, and, for some, the purchase of illegal substances, or the viewing of forbidden material is within the control of profit driven corporations. This disturbing reality raises the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, but that's beyond the scope of this already too long review of Ixquick, which seems to be a product talking a stand against the potential totalitarianism of an Orwellian Police State and a step towards taking back our privacy rights, because I can guarantee that these spawn of the Orwellian nightmare will not give back what they have already taken absent a massive raising of consciousness and a boycott of their products.

OK - But Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Search is pretty good but video results redirect you to Blinkx.com.
So 4* for search 1* for redirect ( can I give 0* for redirect?)

Caution to Firefox 23.0.1 users Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Caution to Firefox 23.0.1 users..

Once again; an intellectually challenge individual or individuals at Mozilla decided for us.

To eliminate the keyword.url preference in Firefox 23. Causing this add-on to malfunction on my PC.

Your best bet to get it back.. ?
Is the new keyword.URL Hack! extension...

For now... I am sticking to El Zorro (deFuego) version 22.0.

Last Straw:
Because I refuse to let these intellectually challenge individuals. Dictate my browser preferences, and I simply refuse to lose any more of my favorite extension.

And yes I got Ixquick working again.!

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Ixquick brings back a little bit of the fun the internet used to give us. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Before doing anything you need to set this engin's parameters right for you. After that you will find out searching info works really great and it gets better and better when you discover the amount of searching power that can be unleashed when using the advanced search feature. Et voila: a full-blown search engin that doesn't build a profile around your every step! Ixquick brings back a little bit of the fun the internet used to give us.

won't install for me Rated 1 out of 5 stars

when i try to add this i get the message:

Sorry, you need a Mozilla-based browser (such as Firefox) to install a search plugin

ixquick certificate valid? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

been using ixquick for some time but today got security sw error messages saying ixquick cert is not valid. anyone else see this?

Search results could be better Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-on works excellent, Ixquick's privacy works excellent too, what I don't like are the results of Ixquick search. Terms I was looking for very frequently absent in the found pages, phrases ignored, excluded terms appear as mandatory - quite a waste of time trying to find something. Last years this seems to be common for many search engines.

What helps without solving a problem: using advanced search. It looks like simple search uses "any of the terms" option, no matter are you using "+" or "AND".

For some reason, Ixquick displays above results something like "you used exclusion operator " - ", to see results without it, click here" - annoying, as if you don't know that you tried to do more specific search and were offered the unfiltered bulk instead.

Many results are obsolete (no search for the past year), so if your search is time sensitive, use Google-like StartPage, the sister search engine of Ixquick, which does privacy searches too.

Despite all of this, Ixquick and StartPage are my search engines of choice for years: comparable search results with others search engines plus increased privacy.

Safe & Secure Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This makes you feel slighty more safe and secure. Good tool.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent results, very private.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The most powerfull and secured search engine !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

love it

A big boost for privacy! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I put this one in my "Apollo!" Pack" for a big reason! The fact is companies like Google cannot be trusted and they keep too much of your information on file. Companies such as them will keep it for 6+ months and it all can be given to marketers, big brother, divorce attornies... Yuck!! I have to say I read a number of the other reviews and I wont repeat what others said very well earlier. I also would rather trade a few ads- and since when has stinky old Google been ad-free??- for the privacy. Lastly, I want to respond to Bamail. I hear what you are saying but Ixquick isn't really what failed you. Although private mode is good- it by no means is complete security. I am not just saying it to promote my collection but mine has a COMPLETE security package with detailed instructions. To get the job done you need to take care of a bunch of things such as scripts, cross-site requests, cookies, IP, redirects, proxies... If you do ALL of those things and configure them properly then you get to the promised land. No single one will do it all.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Gute Suchmaschine, bringt übersichtliche Ergebnisse

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The most powerfull and secured search engine !

Big brother is finally not watching you Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use IXQuick for any searches that I deem too 'private' to have Google know about. Political issues or anything relating to medical problems, for example.

IXQuick does not even record your I.P address and they offer a HTTPS connection for both image and text search.

I have no problems with advertisements, I don't see any. Might be because I block those kind of things with a modified HOST file.

ixquick https Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have just recently changed over to ixquick https from scroogle.I have found it simple and easy to use.I have read the other reviews.Adds?What adds?I use Firefox w/Adblocker plus,I no see no stinkin adds.It's just like looking at Scroogle.I like It.

Love it Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent review Demonio !!!!
Started using Scroogle for privacy and still use it as my second choice for a search engine.
Have been using Ixquick HTTPS as my primary for about 6 months with NO issues or complaints. Fast, accurate & not flooded with ads like Google. Yeah, a few ads on the page but hey everybody has to pay the bills !!
Simply put : Get it..... Use it. You won't regret the switch.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After Google moved to eliminate scroogle.org (the dedicated Google search proxy) yesterday, it is truly Ixquick's time to step up to the plate, in providing search results that respect users' privacy. Of course, Ixquick has been at it for some time, but the privacy issues, and the need for more search engines like Ixquick, are only now being properly highlighted in the media, while the behavior of Google and the other internet giants just gets worse and worse, as they manhandle their users' most intimate information.

Use this add-on and strike a blow for internet users' rights.
Thank you.

YES Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is good to find this Ixquick, since scroogle died today :(

Demonio89 takes it home Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Damn, I read Demonio89's take of privacy and information and it stopped me cold. It is a well thought out piece of writing. May I borrow it and send it, with your contact info to a privacy "expert," I met?