Your favourite search engines

Anything Goes

Re: Your favourite search engines

Postby buttsie » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:25 am

Now that internet censorship isnt far away if the American cretins get their 2 policies through

For those that still use p2ps


Open-source P2P search engine YaCy takes on Google
Promises results free from censorship

Written by James Nixon on 29 November, 2011

A revolutionary peer-to-peer (P2P) search engine is set to challenge Google's dominance and prevent governments and other organisations from censoring the results of users' queries.

YaCy (pronounced "ya see") invites ordinary internet users to download P2P software that enables them to collectively index the web, with the processing shared out equally between users.

Anonym zu

Search results provided by YaCy are not stored on a centralised server, making it nigh on impossible for them to be censored by governments and others.

The non-commercial search engine was launched to the public on 28th November, and its participants currently number just 600 - but the project has already catalogued 1.4 billion documents on the web.

That's a far cry from Google's 48 billion web pages - but the team behind YaCy claim that if one in every 1,000 internet users can be persuaded to lend a hand, the project with match the search giant's capacity.

YaCy is backed by open-source advocates the Free Software Foundation Europe, and in keeping with its ethos, the code behind YaCy is freely available online.

Karsten Gerloff, president of theFSFE, says: "We are moving away from the idea that services need to be centrally controlled. Instead, we are realising how important it is to be independent, and to create infrastructure that doesn't have a single point of failure."

YaCy has some way to go before it catches up with market leader Google, though. The search giant's share of the UK search market currently stands at more than 90 per cent, with the rest shared between Bing, Yahoo and Ask.


Anonym zu
Posts: 7189
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:45 pm
Location: Australia


Return to Off-Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: appopyGons, Eladlyweld, Erernedync, ExterceDer, geseprode, juighfuh, Kabbisisee, Mantarina, narydayGax and 6 guests