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Ready for a spring change? Tell us what you think! ✨

Dear Startpage community,You may have noticed that it’s been a bit quiet on this channel recently. That’s because we’re working on plans to refresh our newsletter in a way that provides the most value to you. We want to change the frequency of our updates fro…


Can we get some more privacy, please?

Whether we are searching the web or posting on social media, these days most of our online activities are being tracked. Far too often, we are followed around by annoying ads or, even worse, our data is leaked online. This state of surveillance has almost bec…


Break up with Big Tech!

In the early days of the Internet, we had high hopes for it. We thought it would bring freedom of information, strengthen our democracies, and provide new opportunities for global exchange. We didn’t know that behind the scenes the free products we were using…


Data Privacy Week 2022

Data Privacy Week is basically the Super Bowl for us privacy fans. The entire Startpage team is celebrating and would like to share some privacy highlights with you.The globally recognized holiday is an important time of the year for advocates to remind the w…


New Product Launch: Startpage Privacy Protection

Today we are launching Startpage Privacy Protection — the desktop browser extension that protects you beyond private search and across the internet.The extension automatically blocks cookies and trackers from websites you visit. Key personal data safeguards i…


Time to care for your digital well-being

79% of Americans use the internet several times per a day, while 31% say they are constantly online. During the pandemic, this trend has dramatically increased as our daily activities are shifting further into the digital space. We send private messages to ou…


Thank you for another year of privacy support - a letter from our Founder and CEO

Dear Privacy friends,As the year comes to an end, we want to thank you for searching with Startpage in 2021, and protecting your privacy!Covid again kept us close to home and our increased online activities created new privacy challenges. Suddenly we are will…


Celebrating 15 years of Startpage privacy

For the last 15 years Startpage has helped protect people's personal data by providing the world's most private search engine. In this week's newsletter, we are excited to share some of our milestones and present stories regarding the the evolution of privacy…


Want to avoid tracking this holiday shopping season?

Almost half (48%) of online shoppers start their purchase journeys on search engines, according to this report. And if you've been you've been reading this newsletter for a while, you know that traditional non-private search engines are recording every single…


Data protection takes a village!

Since our inception, we've been on a mission to protect the privacy of our global users. We achieve this by offering the world's most private search engine as well as helping raise awareness of people’s right to privacy via this newsletter and industry though…


With our new weather feature, your location data is secure and private

You probably have it on your mobile or saved in your desktop bookmarks, almost everyone uses them - the Big Tech weather apps and websites. What many do not know, is that location data is collected with every weather search. The most popular weather site “Acc…


Cybersecurity: Identify risks and protect data

Cyber attacks are rapidly becoming a large-scale, and complicated, global security problem. The US alone suffered an estimated 65,000 ransomware attacks last year, and the enormous Solar Winds hack exposed big gaps in cyber security at the heart of the federa…


Kicking off Cybersecurity month

Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that people have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.In celebration, Startpage will be hi…


Online privacy after 9/11

Last week we recognized the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Many are reflecting on what has changed not only in the US but around the world since that day. Today’s privacy and technology landscape looks vastly different…


Don’t feed the beast

Firstly, we are pleased to share that since our last newsletter about Apple's plans to create a backdoor for image and message scanning, the company has put the project on hold. Organizations and Startpage are still standing firm, asking Apple to not only del…


Say "no" to Apple's backdoor plans

Have you been following the news of Apple's decision to create a backdoor that allows people's messages and iCloud photos to scanned and compared to a database of processed CSAM images? This will enable Apple to report the matching images to the National Cent…


Have you tried our new private language translator?

2021 has been full of progress for our private search engine, launching new international features including Private Shopping, Private Currency Converter and Private Stocks. The latest addition to Startpage’s privacy-safe features is Private Language Translat…


Search more sustainably

Startpage strives to incorporate sustainable processes into our daily operations, especially practicing data management that is kind to the environment.Our approach to data management is effective and sustainable because we don’t collect or store any personal…


Time to ban surveillance-based advertising

Every day consumers are tracked, profiled and followed on the internet. To change that, Startpage, the world’s most private search engine, and 13 other privacy-friendly companies including Vivaldi, Protonmail and Nextcloud signed a letter to policy makers cal…


Going anonymous

To be anonymous has numerous different meanings. The dictionary defines it as 1) (of a person) not identified by name; of unknown name. and 2) having no outstanding, individual, or unusual features; unremarkable or impersonal.At Startpage, we think about bein…