Launched 2015
Closed No


Country of Origin UK


Topic Universal

Region UK

Technical functionalities
Anonymous / private searching

Used SeEn Bing

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite


»Like all the best companies, we’ve taken some creative license with the name. “Scobo” in Latin means “to look into”, “to probe” or “to discover”. The letter “O” in Swedish, means “not” or “non”. So, Oscobo, to us, means “not to probe, not to track”.« Source

Critical points

Features & Functionality

» We provide you with pure search results based solely on the words you type in and not who you are. None of your data is stored or shared, unless you choose to click on a sponsored link. In which case only your IP address and search words are shared. Once you leave the Oscobo site we don’t keep any records and when you return we don’t know who you are.« Source


References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

Lomas, Natasha (Jan 6, 2016): Oscobo Is An Anonymous Search Engine Targeting Brits URL:
Southern, Matt (January 6, 2016): New Search Engine Oscobo is Focused on Privacy, Won’t Sell or Store Your Information URL:
WOODS, BEN (Jan. 2016): New privacy-focused search engine promises to never sell or store your data URL:
Merriman, Chris (Jan 07 2016): A search engine that remembers no personal data or IP addresses launches in the UK URL:
Amanda DiSilvestro (2017): 6 innovative new search engines to keep an eye on URL:

Created: 2016-01-10