Privacy-focused browser Brave plans to launch its own search engine for desktop and mobile.
Today we’re announcing Brave Search and the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine. Brave Search and the Brave browser constitute the industry’s first independent, privacy-preserving alternative to Big Tech. Privacy is becoming mainstream. https://t.co/86PlC7worY
— Brave Software (@brave) March 3, 2021
To implement the project, the company bought the open source search engine Tailcat. It does not collect IP addresses and does not use users’ personal information.
“Privacy is becoming mainstream. Brave Browser provides strong security for users. Brave Search is being developed according to the same principles, ”the statement said.
When launched, Brave will offer users several search engines to choose from. In the future, Brave Search will be installed in the default browser.
The company plans to launch the search engine in late spring or summer 2021. Users can already leave applications for early testing.
Earlier, the company began developing its own decentralized cryptocurrency exchange. The launch date is still unknown.
Brave has been expanding its product line after its monthly active users exceeded 20 million.
In January, the cryptobrowser developers integrated support for the IPFS (“Interplanetary File System”) protocol. NFT was added to the Brave marketplace in February.