Privacy-focused search engine Blippex now supports WebRTC, for even better privacy protection for users


There are several search engines out there apart from Google Search and Bing Search. You might not have heard of these alternatives because you’re just too busy not caring. One of the best available alternative is Blippex, a search engine that is designed with privacy in mind. Despite this, many users are still wary, which is why Blippex has chosen to harness the power of the WebRTC technology as a way of setting up a P2P anonymity chain.

Blippex founders Max Kossatz and Gerald Bäck has said from the beginning that they only collect URL and time data, not IP addresses. However, due to the company’s lack of business model, users were a bit apprehensive on trusting Blippex. But with the addition of WebRTC, things could change for the better rather sooner than later.

On Friday, Blippex released a blog post showing that the company cares much about its users. Blippex proclaimed it had presented a new peer-to-peer anonymizing feature in its Chrome browser extension that makes sure the company cannot record IP addresses. Now, the reason Blippex is only supporting Chrome for its new WebRTC extension, is because Google has placed a lot of support behind the new technology.

We understand Firefox also supports WebRTC, so that browser is next. If you’re a fan of Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera, you’ll have to wait until these browsers support WebRTC.

To learn more about how things work, take a quick visit to Blippex’s blog from the via link below.

[via Blippex Blog]

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  • stilofilos


    Thanks for mentioning those names, I didn’t know any of them… but I’ll definitely have a look at them.
    Do you know this one ?
    Honestly, I trust them much more than the one of the article.
    And don’t forget to keep an eye on Neelie Kroes, the EU ICT commissioner , she’s brewing something …
    Cheers !

  • Mao


    Me too!
    I’m glad we have organizatiosn like ACLU, EPIC, ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION that help us fight for our freedom.

  • stilofilos

    google placed a lot of support behind it… – to protect our privacy ???
    now, that’s a revolution !

    @Mao :
    Interinteresting as well : things are moving in the EU, both in the Commission , in parliament, and at the level of the heads of states. For a political environment this is a very fast reaction after only a few months , so I’m curious what the outcome will be…

  • Mao

    Interesting. Will try it in the future. Thanks!

    This is on the NPR website today. I found some of the comments very interesting.

  • JonE

    Good Article; thanks for the info.