Google is the most popular search engine in the world, and as a result, Google Chrome is the most popular browser. Consequently, millions of people use Google or Google Chrome, whether we like it or not. Regardless of the disputes about their data processing and management, they search and navigate our data.
However, not all of them stick to the mainstream. Furthermore, there are developers who believe that the user should be protected and their online privacy should be protected. As a result, alternative projects like Brave, a search engine that integrates Tor and provides a default configuration to protect user privacy above data collection by advertisers and websites, or Apple’s strategy with Safari.
They now want to take it a step further. They want their own alternative search engine in addition to a web browser, so they are not dependent on Google or others.
Today we're announcing Brave Search and the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine. Brave Search and the Brave browser constitute the industry’s first independent, privacy-preserving alternative to Big Tech. Privacy is becoming mainstream. https://t.co/86PlC7worY— Brave Software (@brave) March 3, 2021
Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, an open search engine developed between Berlin and Barcelona and whose team includes some of the same people who run another famous search engine, Cliqz, on March 3.
Brave’s purchase is part of their plan to create Brave search, your own alternative search engine that meets the needs of your Brave browser: it will be quick, safe, and of top standard. Google currently provides an integrated web browser and search engine for its search engine and browser, which for many users is an inseparable pair.
For the time being, Brave search is an ongoing project. On its official page, you can enter your email address to be notified when the search engine is available. If you are a Brave user, you can choose to use another search engine, but you can choose between the normal choices (Google, Bing, or Startpage) and those more concerned with privacy, such as DuckDuckGo, Qwant, or Ecosia.