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Is DuckDuckGo safe to access netbanking site? [closed]

I'm using DuckDuckGo search engine to protect my privacy. Is it a safe bet to access netbanking site using DuckDuckGo?
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How to minimise personalised result skewing in search engines?

Quite often I see comments on this SE network in the form of: Given that this question is now the top Google hit… But sometimes that was a statement I couldn't confirm to be true. Recently I saw ...
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Hide from Webcrawlers

If I had legitimate reasons to do so, would it be possible to hide a service from webcrawlers and with that, hide it from any search engines like Google? Can I prevent an average joe from stumbling ...
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How SearX private instances protects users privacy?

SearX is a search engine recommended by privacytools.io. I liked the idea of a fully open-sourced and user controlled search engine and I also installed a docker image with SearX in my local machine ...
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Why can't search engines reach the dark web?

Why can't search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing reach dark web and archive it's contents to be appear in their results?
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How does DuckDuckGo know my native language even though I am using a VPN in a country with a different language?

I recently started using a VPN and I've felt more comfortable browsing the Internet. My VPN allows me to select another country through which my traffic is routed to make it appear I'm located in that ...
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Can the public see search queries made by users on a website with Google Custom Search?

Can search queries that have been made by users on a website that uses Google Custom Search be viewed by people that are not staff of the website?
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How would encrypted search engine work, a search engine where it doesn't know what was searched for

I took course on cryptography on coursera, and the instructor said that it's possible to create search engine as so that even search engine wont know what you searched for but it will be able to find ...
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Private generated and encrypted links show up in Yahoo search, but not Google

A customer found a couple of generated links pointing to private data on their website. After looking at the links and searching a specific part of the URL on Yahoo, I found dozens of other private ...
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Faked XSS in Search Bar [closed]

I was poking around one of Google's lesser known programs, Build with Chrome, when I noticed something pretty funny with their search bar. When you type in the standard XSS payload <script>...
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How do people make their websites unsearchable through google ect.?

People commonly refer to the "deep web" as the class of websites that can't be found through the major search engines. They use really convoluted URLs that don't make any sense at face value, but my ...
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Who can se what I search for on different search engines? [closed]

How difficult it is to find out someone's searching patterns on Google for example or sites I'm visiting? There is things like disconnect search engine, Tor browser and VPN etc. that provides the ...
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Pirate Bay Search Appearing in Chrome

While googling some errors today I noticed I had the option to use the pirate bay search Now I saw a similar question posted here How did piratebay.se search engine get in Chrome as an “...
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Odd search engine entries

A customer found about a dozen valid URLs pointing to existing customer related documents at Yahoo. These URLs were not public and certainly not searchable at the customer's site. The documents have ...
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Do search engines verify HTTPS certificates, and if so, against which CAs?

Just out of curiosity, I'm wondering whether search engines attempt to validate certificates and what is their trust store. Do they accept everything regardless of certificate's trust/validity or do ...