SOURCE: Disconnect

Disconnect

October 08, 2013 13:16 ET

Disconnect Search Becomes One of the Fastest Growing Search Products of All Time

Private Search Service Anonymizes Over 100,000 Searches Within 24 Hours of Launching

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - Disconnect, a leading developer of consumer privacy and security software, announced that Disconnect Search (https://www.disconnect.me/search), the private search service that the company launched yesterday, grew from 0 to 100,000 search queries in less than 24 hours. Disconnect Search lets people search privately using their favorite search engine, including Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Users can conveniently search through their browser's omnibox or address bar, while stopping search engines, ISPs, websites, and even Disconnect from collecting their search keywords, IP address, or any other personal info.

"As best we can tell, this was the most successful first day ever for a standalone search product," said Disconnect cofounder Brian Kennish. "The amount of user interest shows just how important privacy is to many people now. We're proud to have handled the initial spike in traffic with no downtime or performance hiccups and can't wait to improve Disconnect Search based on all the suggestions users have given us."

Disconnect Search browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox and additional details about the service are available at https://www.disconnect.me/search.

The original Disconnect Search press release from October 7 is available at http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-1838368.htm.

About Disconnect

Disconnect was founded on a basic principle: that people should have the freedom to move about the Internet -- and their lives -- without anyone else looking over their shoulder. The company was started in 2011 by a former Google engineer and by a consumer-rights attorney.

Disconnect's top-rated apps stop tracking by third parties and search engines and are used by more than 1,000,000 people every week. Visit Disconnect on the web at https://www.disconnect.me/.

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