Virtual World Computing, LLC, the creator of the TUSK Browser, has unveiled TUSK Search, a free speech- and privacy-focused search engine. Originally designed with conservative users in mind, the search engine’s unique anti-tracking capabilities make it a viable alternative to purported “privacy-first” search engines whose integrity is now being questioned.
More information is available at https://tuskbrowser.com/search/
TUSK Search allows users to access search results that are commonly censored by other search engines. Moreover, it is the only search engine with a built-in “bias slider”, which lets users see the political leaning of sources. For example, by clicking “right,” TUSK Search will only show results from websites and publications that have historically displayed a conservative-leaning stance.
According to Virtual World Computing, this option gives users an opportunity to learn about the position of each side of the political spectrum, which can aid in one’s opinion-making.
“Journalists are taught to hear both sides before reporting on a story,” a spokesperson from the company said. “With TUSK Search, you can do exactly that. You can see what each side is saying about a particular issue with the press of a button, and you can use that information to form your own opinion.”
TUSK Search is the default web browser of the TUSK Browser, but it can be accessed via any browser.
The TUSK Browser was built using Chromium, which is the open-source codebase used to develop the Chrome browser. According to Virtual World Computing, however, the similarities between Chrome and TUSK Search are only superficial.
“Building using the Chromium project allowed us to create a web browser that has the same functionality as Chrome, such as being able to access the Chrome Web Store, but without its controversial features like unfettered data gathering and user profiling,” the spokesperson explained.
In 2022, TechCrunch reported the findings of a researcher about the limits of DuckDuckGo’s tracking protection, which allegedly excludes requests from Microsoft.
Virtual World Computing said that both the TUSK Browser and TUSK Search offer a safe haven to users who are hard-pressed to find a secure means of surfing the web.
Those interested in the TUSK project can find out more at https://tuskbrowser.com/search/
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