We tell you what it is and what Qwant is, an alternative to Google that respects your data and does not profit from them with advertising, improving your security and offering you a simple and comfortable operation.
Internet is huge and you can find everything, but the vast majority of us use the same applications, websites and platforms, very few people are unmarked by the great mass. This situation benefits the largest companies, accumulating millions of users who do not question the price they are paying to use this service.
Although Google does not want to publish official figures, it is estimated that its search engine performs more than 2 billion searches a year. It is one of the most used websites, with a market share of 90% in all European countries, but it is not without controversy. In recent years, the great technological giants such as Facebook and Google have received many criticisms and the use they make of user data.
Little by little it seems that the population is becoming more aware of the danger of surrendering their personal data to companies, especially at a time when national and international regulation of these new businesses is still in development. This has encouraged the emergence of alternatives that defend the privacy of Internet users such as Qwant, a search engine born in the European Union.
Qwant is a French company expert in security, which launched its search engine in 2013 with the promise of not personalizing searches or using cookies. That is, you will not use our personal data, nor will you collect our activity in your search engine to study our lives and sell us advertising, nor will you profit from it.
“Its appearance and operation is very similar to the Google search engine. Indicating in the search bar what you want to find, Qwant offers both web pages, news, social networks and photographs related to what you are looking for.”
In addition, it offers a series of extra services such as Qwant Junior. A search engine designed for children between 6 and 13 years of age in which they will be protected from inappropriate content for their age and free ads, highlighting above all the educational content.
We can also use Qwant Music or Qwant boards, a kind of social network in which users can share with others, photographs, websites or even publish their own texts.
These types of alternatives to Google are beginning to receive institutional support from European governments that do not view with good eyes that the data of their citizens are in the hands of American companies, especially after the United States has approved the Cloud Act. This new The law allows the US government to access data stored in the cloud by companies in that country, even if the server and the user to whom the data belongs are from another country.