Who is Who
The big players in Search Index Services, Google,
Yahoo and Microsoft-Bing (former MSN), are big
transnational monopolists that destroyed all competition.
The meta-search services as DuckDuckGo, SearchX, Start-Page, Ixquick and others aren't real alternatives. They just proxy the user's search requests to these 3 big ones, because they have no index of all content themselve. Although they claim to be independent and guarantee more privacy, there is no prove of this and no transparency.
The first NSA documents, the 11 Prisma Slides, published in November 2013 by Edward Snowden, revealed the close cooperation of Google, Yahoo (=Verizon), Microsoft, Skype (=Microsoft), YouTube (=Google), AOL (=Verizon), Facebook and Apple with the NSA, which partners with security agencies in many countries (5 eyes, 9 eyes, 14 eyes).
Julian Assance (Wikileaks) revealed the direct cooperation of Google with the CIA ........
Computerworld and Reuters published Yahoos data snooping behavior and cooperation with NSA/FBI
There is no doubt, that the big Mainstream search services are motivated to take use of us instead of serve us.
The biggest of them, google, openly admitted [here, here] ranking indexed pages in a way, conforming the neocons/CIA's request to fight the 'fake-news'.
The Index enables you to search in the content of selected publishers, writers and information sources.
On the frontpage you will find the links to their websites.