Private.sh protects your privacy and passes on just the encrypted search term to the Search Provider so no user tracking profile using browser or IP fingerprinting can be built.
The search provider receives the encrypted search term, decrypts it, then finds the search results. The results are then encrypted with your public key so only your browser can decrypt the results.
The search results are returned to your client via the Private.sh proxy so the Search Provider doesn’t communicate with you directly.
Rather than relying solely on closed technologies, we've made a genuine effort to publish our code and to use well known and thoroughly tested open solutions to provide a truly private search experience.
Our website and extension is built with open source technologies and can easily be audited and improved through our open source program (coming soon!).