Uncensored Search Engine

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by RoamMaster, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. RoamMaster

    RoamMaster Registered Member

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    I've noticed the quality of Google search results declining by the year. It started around 2014, but I could still find.. most things with the help of some +"" and -"" to filter out the stuff Google was pushing at me.

    In the last 1-2 years, my searches are increasingly just curated content. If I search for something like "senolytic" and "Methylene Blue" Google is giving me research articles about the coral reef(which has literally ZERO of these words in it), and an article talking about Seaworld and the unique risk of if Covid might be transmissable to whales.

    So at this point, Google in 2020 is about what Yahoo used to be in 2000. I type in something, and it gives me absolute nonsense. I'm sure Google in 2020 is excellent for providing celebrity gossip and porn, but it seems to be increasingly useless for any type of research. Bing was garbage for this type of search to begin with.

    I know people like to push DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, and StartPage for "privacy", but they aren't actually search engines. They are search engine aggregators (they mostly just scrape Bing and Google). I'm not concerned that Google is recording my search. I would like content that actually contains the exact keywords I'm searching. This was possible in Google until last year. Now, it's spotty at best. It just frequently ignores + - and "" filters.
    There used to be a small search engine called "WiseNut" that functioned well in this regard. But I think it was discontinued at least a decade ago.

    Does a functional search engine still exist that allows exact quote searching, and only returns results with those identical search terms?
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Huh? Searching "Methylene Blue" on DDG yields stuff about methylene blue, and the results for "senolytic" seem equally relevant.

    But no, I'm not aware of totally independent search sites.

    If you're willing to go hard core, and spend maybe $200/month, you can implement cc-lambda on AWS.[0] Basically, you'd be searching raw Common Crawl data,[1] massively in parallel.
    0) https://github.com/andresriancho/cc-lambda
    1) https://commoncrawl.org/
     
  3. Krusty

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