"The serious problems of Internet censorship and personal data collection in Australia are issues of worldwide concern. We are reaching out to help with the launch of Startpage AU", said Ixquick CEO Robert Beens.
"We want to extend a warm welcome to the people of Australia, and invite them to use the Startpage search engine as a tool to protect their privacy and anonymity".
Ixquick claims that Startpage Australia results are drawn from local, Australia-specific websites and portals and worldwide results. The Startpage web site gives users the option to search across AltaVista, Ask/Teoma, EntireWeb, Ansearch, Bigroo, Lycos, Anzwers, Bin and Yahoo
According to Ixquick "Startpage's privacy practices have been awarded the highest possible rating by EuroPriSe, the European certifying authority, and are widely considered the best in the business."
Ixquick promises "Startpage never records your IP address, never uses tracking cookies, offers secure SSL encryption, and provides a proxy service that lets people anonymously visit the sites they find through Startpage Australia."
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