Lookster[NOTE: Page is still available, but currently offering no results, December 2019.] ✓
Lookster is a search engine that promises the user the protection of privacy. It comes from Great Britain and was developed by James King. Technically it is a search interface with its own start and result page. The search technology used is Bing.
|Country of Origin||UK|
|2019 - [...]||King, James|
|Search Interface / Search API
Anonymous / private searching
|Older Version||Internet Archive / WebCite|
»Overview: Lookster was founded with one simple mission - to provide its users with relevant unbiased search results whilst protecting their privacy. Lookster is a user-friendly search engine that does not track your Internet activity or sell your personal data to advertisers. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive search engine with a diverse set of search tools whilst protecting end-user’s privacy.
Privacy: The major search engines track you on and off the web in a myriad of ways. They collect data every time you search the web and visit a website. They use your personal data and online activity to build an advertising profile on you which they use to target you with specific advertisements. Lookster is different. We have built a number features into our platform which protect our end-users privacy. We do not store any end-user data on our systems or track their activity to or from our website.
Technology: Lookster uses innovative technology to search the Web and strives to provide the most comprehensive and fulfilling search experience available on the Web. Lookster is a dynamic search engine, adding new search capabilities on a regular basis. Our goal is to give you the features you want most, presented in an extremely user-friendly format.« Source|
Features & Functionality
|Example results page for "Sand": Source|
References & further Publications
|Wikipedia (EN): n.a.|
|Wikipedia (Others): n.a.|
|Press Release (2019): Lookster.com Launches New Indiegogo Campaign to Help Develop a Neutral, Secure Search Engine URL: https://www.pr.com/press-release/781757|
|Indiegogo (2019): Lookster.com search engine URL: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lookster-com-search-engine#/|
|Bizzy (2019): LOOKSTER.COM LAUNCHES NEW INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO HELP DEVELOP A NEUTRAL, SECURE SEARCH ENGINE URL: https://www.bizzy.live/2019/04/lookstercom-launches-new-indiegogo.html|