Overall, we finally have an independent search engine that is relatively private and does not censor alternative content. So it seems that, at least – you`re pretty much immune to the curious eyes of the government. The other problem with StartPage are the absolutely horrible search results. This is because Google is running a massive campaign of censorship (archive) that degrades all alternative or conspiracy content. This means that you even get results that are not at all related to your query – and I`ve confirmed them through testing. Try to do something like "was the wrong Shot of Christchurch" and you`ll see what I mean. Then compare with Qwant or DDG. I did this for many other queries that would lead to displaying alternative or conspiracy sites (if the search engine was honest, that is), but instead I showed irrelevant waste.