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Type of site
|Web search engine|
|Headquarters||Nora Court, 3rd floor, office 301, Limassol, Cyprus|
|Alexa rank||805 (May 3, 2018[update])|
|Launched||April 16, 2016|
Search Encrypt was created in 2016 by a group of developers. In November 2017, the site had 22.74 million visitors. Search Encrypt is also available as a browser extension for Google Chrome. It is currently listed in the Chrome Web Store.
Search Encrypt works by encrypting user search terms locally with AES-256 encryption. Qualys SSL Labs reports that Search Encrypt's servers use SSL encryption. Search Encrypt earns revenue by serving ads.
According to Search Encrypt's FAQ page, "Search Encrypt utilizes a client side encryption using a short lived key to encrypt your queries before sending them to our servers. The key expires shortly after the final use." Search Encrypt tries to differentiate itself from other search engines by putting privacy first. The website's blog claims that Search Encrypt has "better privacy by default" than DuckDuckGo.
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