Developed by free speech advocate Jeff Bermant, TUSK was conceived as an alternative to search engines such as Google and Yahoo. According to Bermant, the browser is also ideal for users concerned about privacy and the amount of personal data collected by “big tech” firms.
More information is available at https://tuskbrowser.com/
One notable feature of TUSK is TUSK Search, a search engine built into the platform that allows users to select search results based on their preferred ideological values, whether they lean left, center, or right.
“This unique functionality ensures that users have control over the information they receive. In addition, it allows them to see what side each search result is leaning towards, which can help them create more informed opinions,” Bermant explained.
He added that even though TUSK features a news feed with content from select outfits like Fox News and The Daily Wire, users are free to customize the feed according to their preferences.
While TUSK shares similarities with Chrome, as both are built using the open-source Chromium project, the developers have made efforts to differentiate TUSK. One notable modification is disabling Google’s ability to build a profile of users while they are using the platform, allowing for more private browsing.
Furthermore, the browser ensures that user data, including browsing activity and typed information, remains private and secure. User data is either stored locally on the device or encrypted, making it inaccessible to anyone, including TUSK.
To support the ongoing development of TUSK, the browser is supported by ads, but it is also accepting investments from people looking to sustain the project’s progress and growth.
TUSK is the brainchild of Bermant, who previously established Cocoon VPN after leaving real estate for browser development. Bermant is a dedicated proponent of free speech and has spent the past few years battling online censorship and “cancel culture”.
TUSK is available for free on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows platforms and can be downloaded at https://tuskbrowser.com/
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