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Verizon offers no-tracking search engine, promises to protect your privacy

Enlarge / Verizon’s OneSearch, a privacy-focused search engine. (credit: Verizon)

Verizon today launched a new search engine, claiming that its “OneSearch” service will offer users more privacy than the standard options in a market dominated by Google.

Verizon’s actual search results are provided by Microsoft’s Bing, but Verizon added several privacy-focused features—while retaining the ability to serve contextual ads.

“To allow for a free search engine experience, OneSearch is an ad-supported platform,” Verizon said in its announcement. “Ads will be contextual, based on factors like search keywords, not cookies or browsing history.”

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