Brave has acquired Tailcat and is working on its own privacy-friendly search engine. Brave Search, according to the developers, is focused on privacy and transparency. It is not clear when the search engine will be available.
Tailcat will form the basis of Brave Search, according to the company In a blog post. Tailcat was also an open source search engine, in the work of the former development team behind Cliqz privacy browser and search engine, which will be launched in 2020. Been discontinued. Tailcat team will be transferred to Brave as part of the acquisition. The company does not report the amount involved in the acquisition of Tailcat
With the upcoming search engine, Brave wants to offer a privacy-friendly alternative to search engines like Google. The company claims in a press release that “Tailcat is built on top of a completely independent index that is able to deliver the quality people expect, but without compromising their privacy.” The search engine does not collect IP addresses and does not use “personally identifiable information” to improve search results, according to Brave.
Valiant research is not yet available. The company puts out a waiting list On its website, Which allows users to register for early access to the search engine. Brave when the first is not revealed Early accessThe period begins or when Brave Search becomes available to everyone. The search engine will work with Brave Browser, among other things, although users of this web browser can also set other default search engines.
The company says it plans to launch Brave Search with a paid version that is ad-free and a free variant with ads. “While there is a group of users who have long wanted a premium, ad-free search experience, others prefer a free, ad-funded model.” Brave states that “offering a choice is best” and that offering Brave Ads is an option. In an Early Access period survey, the company asks respondents whether they would be willing to pay for an ad-free search engine, and how much, if any, they would be willing to pay for it.
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