With 150,000 beta users, Presearch offers a decentralized, community-driven search alternative
TORONTO — JUNE 18, 2018 — Decentralized and community-driven search engine Presearch (www.presearch.io) today announced a partnership with MetaCert to improve cybersecurity threat detection on its platform. More than 150,000 people have signed up to use Presearch’s Portal, which allows users to search multiple engines without compromising their data. Presearch does not store searches or identifying information, and enables users to select their preferred search engines. Users are rewarded in Presearch’s cryptocurrency, PRE, for searching and referring new users.
By integrating the MetaCert Protocol, Presearch will be better able to address cyber threats and brand identity. MetaCert will be used to annotate search results on Presearch, warning users of potential malware and phishing threats while highlighting validated cryptocurrency brand websites and social media accounts to help protect Presearchers from fraud. In addition, MetaCert offers a list of ‘kid-safe’ URLs that parents can use to protect children from adult content.
MetaCert is perfectly aligned with Presearch in that MetaCert’s technology does not in any way track what users do on the web. Privacy of all users is important to us. Colin Pape, Founder of Presearch
“We are extremely thrilled to leverage MetaCert’s industry-leading technology to provide Presearchers with the best and safest user experience possible,” said Colin Pape, Founder of Presearch. “MetaCert is perfectly aligned with Presearch in that MetaCert’s technology does not in any way track what users do on the web. Privacy of all users is important to us.”
“We’re genuinely excited about the opportunity to partner with Presearch, not only to offer protection from malware and phishing results, but to provide tools to empower their users to leverage kid-friendly search results as well as protecting them from unwanted adult content,” said Paul Walsh, CEO and Founder of MetaCert. “The MetaCert Protocol does not block or manipulate content, and does not affect search result ranking. We believe privacy is paramount, which is why we do not monitor or store any Presearchers’ search queries.”
Today, Google controls more than 77 percent of all searches, influencing trillions in spending and acting as a primary gatekeeper to the Internet. Proponents of privacy and decentralization see a pressing need for a community-driven search engine, and Presearch fills this demand. Presearch’s transparent ranking factors combine human curation with scalable machine learning, a contrast to manipulated algorithm-driven methods standard among today’s industry giants. Users can sign up to use the Presearch Portal here.
Presearch is a decentralized search engine, powered by the community. The platform rewards searchers with PRE tokens, which sponsors purchase to run advertisements. The platform is open, transparent and respects your data and privacy while providing users with quick, easy access to the best resources on the web, increasing choice and quality. For more information on Presearch, please visit www.presearch.io or sign up to be a beta tester at www.presearch.org. Get updates on Telegram @presearchnews, Twitter @presearchnews or on Facebook
The MetaCert Protocol is an open security protocol for the Internet, storing trust and reputation information about Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) including domain names, applications, bots, social media accounts, cryptocurrency wallet addresses, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and content classification. The Protocol’s registry, built on the Ethereum blockchain, is machine-readable and queryable for use by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), routers, crypto exchanges, Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile devices, browsers, websites, and applications to help address cyber threats such as phishing, malware, online brand protection, child safety and news credibility. For more information on MetaCert Protocol, please visit metacertprotocol.com. Follow us on Twitter @metacert or join our Telegram community @metacert.
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