Zeekly: New Search Engine

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by TheKid7, Aug 12, 2013.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    There is a new Search Engine called Zeekly which is supposed to give you a high degree of privacy. However, I cannot get to this new Search Engine.

    The description on a Google Search for Zeekly:
     
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  3. happyyarou666

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    yep , thats one hell of a great start , lols , guess startpage is gona be the nr.1 private search engine for a while
     
  4. CloneRanger

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    WhoIs

    MS ?
     
  5. Carver

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    It already needs a upgrade o_O
     
  6. subhrobhandari

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    HTTPS is not working but HTTP version is. Blog shows error 500. However they sure store cookies and why they need "Advertise with us" link IF they are so privacy-oriented? Also if you search on HTTP site the search results load on HTTPS. I really wonder what the register does too.
     
  7. box750

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    There is nothing wrong with that, you can have an advertising banner without cookies.
     
  8. CloneRanger

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    Nobody curious as to the MS IP linked to Zeekly ?
     
  9. affinityv

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    M$ IP address doesn't mean a great deal, remember they do have their own cloud storage and servers in competition with Amazon.

    Although if you are in the US and you have an opportunity to use a foreign service securely that is outside the US (and has no US links that the US government services can leverage with), well that's potentially safer than going through a US provider in terms of privacy at least.
     
  10. funkydude

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    Indeed, IP doesn't mean anything with the rise of Azure, AWS, etc.

    Though I'd stick to the 2 search engines that have been around for ages, DuckDuckGo and Startpage.

    Also, zeekly's SSL test is beyond awful. If you're going to ensure privacy, that's not a first step that encourages confidence in the knowledge of those that run the site.

    Gotta love the nonsense marketing talk though, "strong SSL encryption (2048 bit)". They have a 2048 bit certificate, the same as every other modern site today.

    I strongly encourage people take caution in any new "privacy heroes" that crop up.
     
  11. TheCatMan

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    lol great start indeed....

    Startpage does it best, only a few odd google test comparisons I have tried and it showed google had better results otherwise startpage is the daddy of them all :)
     
  12. Moore

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    I was a little curious. :D .. Yep, they are using MS Azure hosting. I'm not too sure how much privacy that can offer anyone.

    Windows Azure Datacenter IP Ranges
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/08/14/windows-azure-datacenter-ip-ranges.aspx

    It's probably not run by a serious company, or at least it's not run by a company that wants anyone to know who they are, as they use whois privacy to hide their real details.

    There's nothing wrong with using whois privacy, but it can be a good indication of whether youre dealing with an individual, who might deserve a little privacy or a company who just isn't brave enough to let people know who they are.

    Created one month ago, only registered for one year:

    Looks like they're stuck with Centos running an older version of PHP, which has a few vulnerabilities :
    http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerabi...ct_id-128/version_id-97802/PHP-PHP-5.3.3.html

    Code:
    HTTP - 80	HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:45:06 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.2.15 (CentOS)
    X-Powered-By: PHP/5.3.3
    
    Set-Cookie: io_username=deleted; expires=Wed, 22-Aug-2012 07:45:05 GMT; path=/
    Set-Cookie: io_password=deleted; expires=Wed, 22-Aug-2012 07:45:05 GMT; path=/
    Set-Cookie: nscriptinfo=4b1af98a78cc968da7cb8716f9fefa32; expires=Fri, 22-Aug-2014 07:45:06 GMT; path=/
    
    Connection: close
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
    
     
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