I’m not sure anyone had “Verizon create a privacy search engine” on its large board of pending future ads, but that’s exactly what we got today. Verizon introduced a service called One search which allows you to search the Internet the way you could use Google, it only tracks anything.
OneSearch is currently available for free if you want to try it. If you do, OneSearch (supposedly) will not track, store or share personal or search data with advertisers. Verizon also expects companies “interested in security” to partner with them to implement OneSearch in their own products.
The list of features for OneSearch is as follows:
- No cookie tracking, reorientation or personal profile
- Do not share personal data with advertisers.
- No user search history storage
- Unbiased search results, no filter
- Encrypted Search Terms
There is also an alternation for “Advanced Privacy Mode” where the search results link will expire in one hour. That is important for people who share a device with another person or if they must share a search results link.
At this time, OneSearch is only available on the web from desktop computers and mobile devices, but Verizon plans to launch applications on Android and iOS later this month. In addition, this is a platform with advertising, so you will see ads, they will only be related to search results, not based on history.
To see it, go to www.onesearch.com.