With Brave Search there is a new search engine. It is now available as a public beta – without tracking or advertising, based on its own index.
“Search without traces” – is the claim and motto of Brave Search, a search engine that the actual browser provider is now making available in a public beta. With it there should be neither personal nor search-related tracking. Brave Search runs mobile and on the desktop as a web version. You can search for pictures, messages and videos. There are also tabs for info and feedback.
Brave explains that the aim is to serve the searcher, not large companies, as happens with other search engines, namely Google. And other, smaller providers are also criticized because they cannot do without third-party technology. “We deliver results based on our specially built index.” Search results are not subject to any bias, no algorithms intervene, and no other secret methods determine them. Anonymous posts and alternative rankings, on the other hand, determined the results.
But not entirely self-made
Brave describes the advantages as follows : The entire search is anonymous, integrated in a private browser, with transparent rankings of the results and based on an independent index. DuckDuckGo, it goes on, uses the index of Microsoft’s search engine Bing. In the FAQ area, Brave also admits that some of the results are currently being fetched from other search engines – but this part should disappear as soon as possible.
Well-behaved search, however, did not just come about in-house. At the beginning of the year, it became known that the American browser manufacturer had bought the Tailcat search engine technology from the estate of the Burda subsidiary Cliqz . It was said that it wanted to open up a new source of income and challenge Google. Brave Search is still free.