FAQ

What is Discrete Search?

Discrete Search is a search engine. What makes Discrete Search unique in comparison to other search engines, is user's searches are encrypted. Discrete Search does not track user's searches or search history. We also make use of the newest and best possible security features, including Perfect Secrecy SSL to protect our user's searches and ensure that they remain private.

How is Discrete Search able to ensure my searches remain private?

Discrete Search makes use of some of the latest security measures such as Perfect Forward Secrecy to ensure your search queries remain private. We also don’t do any user specific tracking. On top of all that we utilize an extra layer of query encryption at the client side in order to ensure that your history remains private from other users who may access your computer.

What encryption methods does Discrete Search use?

All requests to Discrete Search are done over SSL. We utilize the latest encryption technologies, including a feature known as Perfect Forward Secrecy which goes a step further than traditional SSL by using a unique public key for each individual session. This means that each user receives a unique public key which improves security considerably. We also encrypt the local queries using a client side encryption utilizing a short lived key which helps to protect browser history.

Does Discrete Search protect my local history?

Discrete Search utilizes a client side encryption using a short lived key to encrypt your queries before sending them to our servers. The key expires shortly after the final use. Any browser history which contains your search queries will contain them in their encrypted form. These will no longer work once the short lived key expires. This expiration occurs 30 minutes after your final search.

How do I uninstall Discrete Search?

The Discrete Search extension can be easily uninstalled in Chrome and Firefox using these instructions. This is the same method you would use to remove any Chrome or Firefox extension.

Does Discrete Search provide any protection from other sites tracking me?

Discrete Search is limited to protecting your searches, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be tracked on other websites. In the future we hope to build some additional extensions and tools which will help further protect you from tracking while you are online. In the mean time you can obtain a further degree of anonymity utilizing a VPN service.

How much does Discrete Search cost?

Discrete Search is free to use and will remain so always!

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