Disconnect Search is a search interface that promises to prevent third parties from collecting and using user data. Disconnect Search was launched in 2011 and developed by Brian Kennish and Casey Oppenheim. While initially (until about 2016) an own results page was offered and one could choose between different search engines, today there is an automatic link to the results page of DuckDuckGo .
|Developer||Brian Kennish and Casey Oppenheim|
|Country of Origin||US America|
|2011 - [...]||Disconnect, Inc.|
|Search Interface / Search API
Anonymous / private searching
|Used SeEn||Google Search Engine
|Older Version||Internet Archive / WebCite|
|Zehra Ali (2019): »It is a private search engine which effectively disassociates you from the sites/ interfaces which are capable of tracking your footprints. It is entirely safe and secure to use as it only follows those websites which might be harmful to users who are fearful while sharing their private information.
Disconnect Search operates while taking the search inquiry and then displays the result which you demand and instantaneously shows the side messages too. These messages are of that information seeking sites which either keeps records or are a risk of doing so.
In short, it is safe to use with a friendly interface which updates the user about the site they intend to use.«
Features & Functionality
|Example results page for "icre apps" (2015): Source|