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That policy is like a breath of fresh air.

 

I haven't had a chance to give it a good try out yet, but I like a simple "Home Page" with a search, and this one is blisteringly quick to load when I fire up Opera. Looks good too.

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Nice find hazel. I like the idea of having a search engine that does not try to store information about you or your search habits. I'll give this a try for awhile.

 

Keith

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New search engine here called Yauba. It seems to work well

 

http://www.yauba.co.in/

 

 

Read the privacy link at the bottom of the page.

Looks good but I miss the SiteAdvisor or Web of Trust (WoT) indicators.

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Bookmarked that site! Now all they need to do is add the ability to install it as a Firefox search engine.

It's very easy to add as a search engine in Opera. Just right click and select "create search." ;)

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Bookmarked that site! Now all they need to do is add the ability to install it as a Firefox search engine.

So if I get brave I'll try this tomorrow!

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Add-a-Custom-Search...indows-Version)

 

Forget about that, just use this extension and then open Yauba, right click in its search bar and select "Add To Search Bar"!

 

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3682

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I had a query about retaining a simple setting on the page, ie "Lite", which isn't possible without a cookie of some sort.

 

I contacted them here...

 

http://www.yauba.co.in/?sttname=contact_us...23&lout=dyn

 

.... and I received a response within about 1 minute from their CIO, asking if maybe a sub domain eg ".co.uk" with the "Lite" setting as default, would work for me. Pretty impressive.

 

These guys definitely don't want this site depositing anything on your PC, and he also added to please contact them with any suggestions or ideas which may improve it.

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Cool idea but I don't like that search engine at all.

Ask.com was doing something like this for a while and they switched back because more than anything it just makes searching for something take longer.

 

Why would you want anything other than just the internet sites? Who wants random powerpoint and pdf files that could be about god knows what(or where). I definitely don't want twitter/myspace/facebook stuff coming up. I guess to each his own though.

 

I'll stick with google. They already know everything about me anyway :P

 

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Ok so you can switch it back to normal(only internet sites). Still stupid that you have to do it though. :lol:

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I'm with you rridgely

I'll stick with google. They already know everything about me anyway :P

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Cool idea but I don't like that search engine at all.

Ask.com was doing something like this for a while and they switched back because more than anything it just makes searching for something take longer.

 

Why would you want anything other than just the internet sites? Who wants random powerpoint and pdf files that could be about god knows what(or where). I definitely don't want twitter/myspace/facebook stuff coming up. I guess to each his own though.

 

I'll stick with google. They already know everything about me anyway :P

 

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Ok so you can switch it back to normal(only internet sites). Still stupid that you have to do it though. :lol:

 

 

I'm with you rridgely

 

That's the problem with society now... Everyone gets comfortable in their ways and no one wants to change! This could be the next best thing since sliced bread and people wouldn't try it for fear of it being *gulp*, different. :( I'm disappointed in you guys ;)

 

swagger

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Everyone gets comfortable in their ways and no one wants to change!

Indeed. I hardly use Google and refuse to use any of their software since I found out they keep all searches, it just reminds me of spyware/surveillance and I'm not the only one that feels that way about them. I now have Yauba set as my default search engine.

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So, it is privacy you want? How about these search engines (some are "country or language related", so probably of limited use to some of you)?

 

http://ixquick.com/

secure connection

https://ixquick.com/

 

http://www.cuil.com/

 

http://www.etools.ch/

 

http://metager.de/

 

http://metager2.de/

 

http://www.scroogle.org/

 

http://www.privacyfinder.org/

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Hello everyone! :)

 

Sameer here from Yauba.

 

Thank you so much for trying out our service. We really appreciate it, and it is very gratifying to read that people halfway around the world are finding our service useful.

 

Thank you also to the Piriform team. We have CCleaner installed in ALL of our computers, and we think it is just terrific. Thanks for bringing this great service to the world for free.

 

As you may know, we are still in our late alpha/early beta period with Yauba. As we are still experimenting with features and trying new things out, we would really appreciate your suggestions and feedback on how to make the service better. We know we still have a lot of work ahead of us, but we hope that with your help, we can together create something truly useful and distinctive for Internet users everywhere.

 

Please feel free to email me directly at sam (|at|) yauba (|dot|) com. I will try to reply as promptly as I can! Or you can send us a direct message via twitter. Our twitter id is http://twitter.com/yauba. (As we send out many updates related to Internet privacy and data security in general, you may want to consider following us on twitter as well if you are interested in these important issues.)

 

Thank you so much!

 

Sameer Caan

VP

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Hi Sameer, and welcome to Piriform.

 

You're search engine is so different to the usual fare, it may be a while before people cotton on to it's various features.

 

I was sent a link by Ahmed to a user made tutorial video, which he reckons is worth seeing, and I agree. For anyone interested you can see it here:

 

http://timesavingtutorials.com/wordpress/2...3/11/yauba-com/

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Thank you very much Dennis for the very warm welcome. We really appreciate all of your feedback.

 

I do have some wonderful news. Since we do not track our user details, it is hard for us to do any detailed traffic analysis of our own. However, I just checked our Alexa numbers, and, just one week after our late alpha (early beta) launch, we have hit some really unexpected and high traffic milestones thanks to you and all of the other users who have been kind enough to try us out:

 

  • As of yesterday, our main Indian site http://www.yauba.co.in was the 13,263th most visited site in the world!
  • Also as of yesterday, our other, non Indian site http://www.yauba.com was the 26,322th most visited site in the world!

This suggests that, taken together, we have already become a global top 10,000 site online just 1 week after our late alpha release.

We are completely stunned and humbled by the reception the service has received, and we wanted to thank you and everyone once again for giving us a try. We know that it is not easy to give up long entrenched habits, and we realise that our service does indeed look and feel very different from other search engines. However, we firmly believe in our goal of offering a world class search alternative for the large number of Internet users who care deeply about privacy rights but who did not have a viable choice in the past. And we believe that the number of users in our first week of (essentially) our alpha test release serves as a testament to how important privacy issues are to Internet users everywhere.

 

Please do continue to share with us your feedback and suggestions. Pretty much everything is open for consideration, experimentation, and change during our late alpha period, and we want to make sure we hear from you. We do take you feedback VERY seriously, and we endeavor to answer as much of them personally as possible.

 

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN :)

 

Sameer

VP, Yauba

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Whoo hoo! Finally a new and very nice looking search engine to break free from Google's grip! Hip hip, hooray for Yauba!

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Quote from yauba:"While we unfortunately cannot and do not control the privacy policies of external sites or third party advertisers on Yauba, we encourage you to read through their privacy policies very carefully, and (should you feel uncomfortable with their specific practices) to monitor your cookies or configure your browser to block all third-party cookies in addition to visiting those sites through Yauba's anonymiser."

 

 

 

So, even without clicking links to (Youtube) videos, images, myspace stuff, etcetera, there is no real anonymity\privacy? Those previews come straight from the source and as you are using third party services to present those results as well... where is the privacy? How much information do those "external sources" get from you (IP address, search term and things like that)?

 

You may not store anything, but Google and co. certainly will store anything they can get their hands on.

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Hi there,

 

If you visit a third party site directly, you will be subject to their privacy policies. We do not control these. However, we do offer you the possibility of visiting a third party site through our privacy filter. If you see a webpage result, you will see a link that says "visit anonymously (slower)". By going through our privacy filter (and not directly), we block the third party website from getting your details.

 

For the highest security we recommend configuring your browser not to accept any third party cookies altogether.

 

Sameer

VP, Yauba

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Will there be a feature coming when we can have our own preferences in searching, just like how Google does it. In my case though, I want to search in Internet Sites by default. Skipping that part, overall I'm impressed with yauba. All I've dreamed of what Google should become are in this fantastic search engine. It still hasn't failed me giving the right searches. It just seemed to me as Google, only better.

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I would like to see the default search as internet. Plus the ability to select which country to search

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I do wish Yauba worked with SiteAdvisor's "safe icons", however SiteAdvisor is wrong many times flagging sites incorrectly.

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