More about Spot...
Why use Spot?
- Spot may not offer you as personalised results as Google, but it doesn't generate a profile about you.
- Spot doesn't care about what you search for, never shares anything with a third party, and it can't be used to compromise you.
- Spot is free software, the code is 100% open and you can help to make it better. See more on gitlab.
If you do care about privacy, want to be a conscious user, or otherwise believe in digital freedom, make Spot your default search engine or run it on your own server
Technical details - How does it work?
Spot is a metasearch engine, inspired by the seeks project. It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. Queries are made using a POST request on every browser (except Chromium-based browsers*). Therefore they show up in neither our logs, nor your url history. In the case of Chromium-based browser users there is an exception: Spot uses the search bar to perform GET requests. Spot can be added to your browser's search bar; moreover, it can be set as the default search engine.
How to set as the default search engine?
Spot supports OpenSearch. For more information on changing your default search engine, see your browser's documentation:
How can I make it my own?
Spot appreciates your concern regarding logs, so take the code from the original Spot project and run it yourself!