Brave acquires search engine in bid to offer alternative to Google Search

Major privacy-focused browser Brave is inching closer to offering a private search engine.

Brave announced Wednesday that the company has acquired Tailcat, an open search engine developed by a group formerly working on privacy search and browser products at Cliqz. Operating under the majority holding of Hubert Burda Media, Cliqz terminated its efforts on browser and search tech in May 2020.