Tor's New Search Provider Built By Ex-Google And Ex-NSA Engineers
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-br ... 5-released
"New Search Provider
Our default search provider has also been changed to Disconnect. Disconnect provides private Google search results to Tor users without Captchas or bans."
"Disconnect Search, Built By Ex-Google And Ex-NSA Engineers, Lets You Use Google, Bing And Yahoo Without Tracking"
http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/07/discon ... -tracking/
"notes Patrick Jackson, the ex-NSA engineer who is now CTO of Disconnect"
Yeah.. sounds like a good choice for a default TBB Search Engine... NOT!
-- On April 28th, 2015 Anonymous said:
"What prompted the change in search engine? Are we now getting paid to include disconnect as the default search engine?"
-- On April 28th, 2015 gk said:
"We don't get paid for that as it currently stands. But Startpage was not happy with our traffic and showed sometimes CAPTCHAs. Disconnect on the other hand approached us with respect to search engine traffic and donated some money."
Donated some money? Hahahahahhaaha. I wonder WHY they approached Torproject? You don't get paid for that CURRENTLY? Nice wording! But there was a DONATION, rrrriiiiight? I can't wait for future news! Please do let us know if and when you start collecting further $$ from the source.
I am insulted. I will continue to use Startpage's free web proxy service in TBB, and DuckDuckGo's .onion hidden service free search engine:
So what's next, Torproject? Keystroke logging for Amazon or another company? Partnering with Recorded Future or something like it? Is this what the project has come to now? But that "Disconnect" Search Engine site is so pretty. So nice and clean, WOW! It sort of reminds me of the polished DoD sites I have wandered through.
With this new "Search Engine", I feel like a rug is being pulled out from underneath me and damn it "that rug really tied the room together."