Add Startpage as the default search engine in Firefox – that’s how it works

The Startpage search engine can be added to the Firefox browser using an add-on. This means that you can still see Google search results, but according to your own information, no private data is forwarded to Google. We’ll show you how to add a startpage in Firefox here.

Version: 88.0.1

Languages ​​German

License: Freeware

Platforms: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 10

Why Startpage instead of Google?

Google also shows you search results based on your location and your previous searches. With this “anonymous quantitative data”, however, a very precise profile of you can be created, which allows conclusions to be drawn about your identity, as the computer scientist David Kriesel impressively demonstrated in 2016 using the example of the website spiegel.de.

If you use the Startpage search engine, you will still see the Google search results, but without taking your location or previous searches into account. Startpage hides your unique …

Keep reading the full content on the Giga.de site (in German).

Author: Robert Schanze

Note: This partial content was extracted and machine translated from the Giga.de site via the public RSS Feed..


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