Every single search request from our website and extension is encrypted locally on the client and proxied through our service, stripping away your public IP address ensuring that only the search provider is able to decrypt and see your query without any knowledge of who you are.
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!).
Private.sh is a joint venture between freenode and GigaBlast.
freenode is a holding company focused on bringing power to the people.
GigaBlast.com is a search provider focused on privacy and one of only a handful of search engines in the US that maintains its own index of over a billion pages.