Washington Post: You, another new search engine, hopes privacy can help it take on Google

I have no intention of using this Web site as it requires you to install a browser extension before you can do any searching if you’re using Chrome. (If you’re using Firefox it doesn’t appear to ask for anything.) But if that doesn’t bother you, go nuts. Washington Post: You, another new search engine, hopes privacy can help it take on Google. “The website is called You — not to be confused with the pronoun or the Netflix show staring Penn Badgley. The company hopes a combination of summarizing other sites’ results, similar to Google, and a private browsing mode will be enough to lure in casual searchers. Instead of a list of links, You’s results are sorted into rows, with each having a carousel of options from sites such as Twitter, Reddit and BBC, or types like images and traditional search results. The eventual idea, says the company, is to use artificial intelligence to give a more customized results page that people don’t need to leave.” Sounds like the Hotel California of search engines.

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