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    This was announced here. It basically describes the upcoming Brave Search’s alternative design to Google Search’s centralized censorship of its search index … one that is controlled by end-users.

    Brave Search is transparent: we will not use secret methods or algorithms to bias results. We will explore multiple community-curated open ranking models to ensure diversity, and prevent algorithmic biases and outright censorship.

    The Register provides some more context:

    The Brave Search team has written a paper explaining its use of the term, titled “GOGGLES: Democracy dies in darkness, and so does the Web.” The browser upstart aims to replace the tyranny of Google’s inscrutable, authoritative index with a multiverse of indices defined by anyone with the inclination to do so.

    Brave’s vision of search is based on “an open and collaborative system by which a community, or a single user, can create sets of rules and filters, called Goggles, to define the space which a search engine can pull results from,” the paper explains.

    “Instead of a single ranking algorithm, we could have as many as needed, overcoming the biases that a single actor (the search engine) embeds into the results.”

    As an aside, here’s a video interview with the CEO from last month.