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DIY search engine takes on Google

Nov 30, 2011, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"YaCy (pronounced 'Ya See') is supported by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) which campaigns on digital rights and tries to help people control their own digital destiny.

"FSFE said YaCy helps privacy by encrypting all queries and by letting peer owners build up and manage their own search profile.

"'We are moving away from the idea that services need to be centrally controlled,' said Karsten Gerloff, president of the FSFE. "Instead, we are realising how important it is to be independent, and to create infrastructure that doesn't have a single point of failure.'

"YaCy software is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS and users are being encouraged to download and run it for themselves."

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