Looking at this thread, I don't really get why this feature it's so desirable.
I'm not saying that it's not useful, or it's not doable, or valuable. But l don't understand why so many of us are voting for this specific feature and write strong comments: I'm not criticizing anyone...it's only that I don't understand.
- are we worried by be identified from a third party, that in this way can know that we are a Kagi user? This is a real "threat", but: is it an important one?
NoGoogle I trust Kagi far more then Google to do the right thing but many of us who seek a private search engine would like to maintain our anonymity as much as we can when we can.
I also don't get that: are we searching a "private" search engine, where we look at Kagi? I'm only looking to quality result without search engine trackers. But how my searches relates to my payment in Kagi? I think in no absolute way.
yifipiyqou I would be happy to financially support Kagi. However, as NoGoogle laid out, hesitation lies with linking our financial information to our search provider. Currently, there is no reason to distrust your promises of privacy, but companies change and governments can compel companies to log data.
Here lies for me the main point: the trust in Kagi team.
All boils down to this, in my opinion:
- if we trust them, then pay with a common payment provider is a no brainer (do we really use NO OTHER digital payment in our life other than crypto? I don't think so)
- if we ... um trust them BUT ... then my question is: why are we trusting their search engine? They could be manipulating our searches, or secretely storing some quantity related to ourselves, and sell all my searches attached to my digital fingerprint to data providers. But really are we thinking this?
Because, if we trust them (and we're paying a monthly fee..so we're trusting them, right?) paying with Stripe or someone else couldn't be a big issue, for now.
(btw: add a crypto payment could be a good thing in the future...I'm just thinking about priority now)