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Hampton entrepreneur seeks to launch privacy-friendly search engine

Mar 04, 2015 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 04--The typical web search produces jumbles of results, while telling Google -- and maybe the government -- a little more about the searcher, technologist Michael DeKort said Tuesday, as he launched a bid to create an alternative.

Mr. DeKort, 50, of Hampton -- whose systems engineering career was derailed when he became a whistleblower -- has designed Jumbawumba, which piggybacks off of Google's search prowess, but aims to add convenience and privacy. He has started a funding campaig...