Scroogle, Privacy-First Search Engine, Shuts Down for Good

By Adrianne Jeffries
Betabeat
Feb. 23, 2012

This really sucks. Startpage is just not as good. - ChrisScroogle, the search engine operated by privacy militant and self-appointed Wikipedia watchdog Daniel Brandt, has folded for real. After enduring DDOS attacks “around the clock” that sent a flood of unsustainable traffic to his servers, Mr. Brandt took down the search engine along with his other four domains, namebase.orggoogle-watch.orgcia-on-campus.org, and book-grab.com. His theory is that he was being attacked by hackers with a personal vendetta.

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