UK-Based Privacy Search Engine Mojeek Passes 5 Billion Page Milestone
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BRIGHTON, England, February 16, 2022. Mojeek, a UK-based search engine now has an index of over 5 billion searchable webpages. Developed from the ground up, initially by Marc Smith, Mojeek is on a mission to be the world’s alternative search engine, offering independent search results whilst not compromising the privacy of those who use it.
Reaching this 5 billion page milestone further cements Mojeek’s position as one of the largest web search indexes in the world. Used globally it offers general web search but without the data harvesting practices employed by Big Tech.
Mojeek believes deeply in the diversity of information sources and responsibility of search companies to provide that. To support this further they launched this month an innovative feature called Search Choices, allowing users to select from a user-controlled list of search engines and search services (or proxies). These include Bing, Brave, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Gigablast, Google, Startpage and Yandex. Search queries can be redirected from Mojeek to any of these with one click.
Funded by a number of private investors who also believe in the need for a privacy-first alternative search engine, Mojeek is a remote-first company, with their purpose built servers housed by Green Data Centre accolade winners, CustodianDC, in the UK.
Colin Hayhurst, Mojeek CEO, said “the world’s largest search engines engage in deep and comprehensive tracking. This is done all in the name of “personalisation” for their users but in reality is all about surveillance advertising optimisation. Whilst regulators, search users and organisations call for change, Mojeek is building an entirely independent search engine, used globally, which stands against and outside surveillance capitalism.”