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YaCy Scraps Search Query Ranking

  • ZDNet, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:08 PM

Preceived privacy threats in Google and other search engines have prompted the creation of a new search engine dubbed YaCy. The project, backed by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), unleashed the engine to the public Monday. Query results come from a peer-to-peer network of users rather than servers. Users need to download Windows, Mac or Linux software in order to run searches. David Meyer tells us the engine makes ranking a thing of the past. The user's computer creates individual search indexes and rankings, so results better match user intent over time.

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