NLnet Labs' Jaap Akkerhuis inducted in Internet Hall of Fame 2017/09/19

NLnet and Gartner to write vision for EC's Next Generation Internet initiative 2017/04/12

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs donates 0.5 million to "Internet Hardening Fund" 2016/12/16

Vietsch Foundation and NLnet cooperate in internet R&D for research and education 2016/09/28

RPKI-RTRlib contributes to secure interdomain routing 2016/02/15




Searx is a free software internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from a significant amount (currently more than 70) search services. A shared instance of Searx allow you to escape from the so called 'search bubble' created by overzealous personalisation of your search results. It give you a cleaner (or at least alternatively biased) view on the world, by combining the results of a variety of sources without filtering based on your previous searches. Searx also helps to reduce the amount of tracking and passive observation search users are subject to, by offering a layer of proxying isolation.

Web searches reveal a great deal of information that many people consider sensitive and personal, which makes search users (which is pretty much everyone that uses a computer) vulnerable to behavorial targetting and other undesirable treatments. Searx was designed as a defense mechanism to protect your privacy as much as possible. It is an easy to use tool you can run for yourself or for others, on a server or even on a low-powered device such as a Raspberry Pi. Not only does Searx combine search results from a very large number of sources, it can also offers basic proxy capabilities so you can search the web without being observed.

Searx searches on your behalf and keeps the tracking. Because you pay for it yourself, there is not need to track nor profiled users. There are many public instances hosted for instance by organisations like La Quadrature Du Net, in addition to private ones. Searx can easily be used over anonymising networks such as Tor for even more online privacy.

Searx is available for free download via:


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Last update: 2016/09/09