Virtual World Computing, LLC, has announced the continued development of TUSK, which now features a built-in search engine with anti-censorship measures. The browser was conceived as an alternative to search engines like Google and Yahoo, which conservatives believe to be censoring search results.
More information is available at https://tuskbrowser.com/search/
TUSK’s search engine allows users to find information and access content without fear of censorship, particularly political content that is commonly inaccessible on most search engines.
“We believe that information should be freely available to anyone who seeks it,” the developers said. “No entity, whether it be from the government or any of these big tech companies, should be the arbiter of what people should know.”
According to the company, despite the browser’s news feed defaulting to news organizations that lean right, users are free to customize the news feed as they see fit. “This option is part of our commitment to censorship-free browsing. You’re free to read or view whatever you want,” the developers added.
Another notable feature of the search engine is its “bias filter,” which enables users to filter results according to their sources. For instance, by selecting “left,” TUSK will only show results from publications and organizations that identify as left-leaning.
Virtual World Computing further stated that it invested heavily in TUSK’s security features. It explained that despite being built using the Chromium codebase, TUSK was modified to prevent tracking, profiling, or monitoring by Google or other tracking entities on the web.
Moreover, because it shares similar code with Chrome, TUSK allows for the seamless installation of extensions available in the Chrome Web Store.
The browser, including all its built-in features, is free to use and can be downloaded on Android, iOS, macOS, or Windows platforms.
TUSK creator Virtual World Computing is an independent and privately held company spearheaded by founder and majority investor Jeff Bermant. A serial entrepreneur and anti-censorship advocate, Mr. Bermant’s involvement in browser development began with Cocoon, a browser that eschews private data collection.
Interested parties can learn more or download the TUSK browser at https://tuskbrowser.com/search/
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