StartPage recently sold a majority stake in it’s company to the “Privacy One Group”, “a separate operating unit of System1”. You can read more about it here.
Because of that, I’m now going to try Searx, an open-source meta search engine, you can easily host yourself (or use a hosted version). There are a lot of available instances. I’m going to use the instance by privacytools.io, a website with recommendations for privacy-friendly softwares and services.