The internet has a brand new privacy-first search engine, this one courtesy of Verizon.
On Tuesday, Verizon Media launched a search engine called OneSearch, which works on both desktop and mobile. The draw over its competitors is that OneSearch keep users’ privacy in mind in ways that other leaders in the search market do not.
OneSearch doesn’t engage in cookie tracking, retargeting, or personal profiling. Basically, companies can’t advertise to you based on what you’ve been looking at. Verizon says it also won’t share users’ personal data with advertisers.
In terms of how the search engine serves up content, OneSearch claims it will offer “unbiased, unfiltered search results.” The company says it won’t store users’ search history, either. In addition, the search engine will encrypt searches and results so that what a user searches for and what links they click on can’t be tracked. …