I wouldn’t be either. Richard Socher, you’s founder says “We’ll never be as bad as Google. We’ll never sell your data.” Google doesn’t sell user data, it sells target ads based on its first party data. Just like Apple is planning to do. If Google sold user data then other companies would use that info to undercut their advertising business.
Currently Google, Bing, and Yahoo together have 96% of search marketshare which makes me wonder how all these other search engines are going to make money?
Edit: no preview, so here’s the opening paragraph:
Monocle is a full text search engine indexed on my personal data, like my blog posts and essays, nearly a decade of journal entries, notes, contacts, Tweets, and hopefully more in the future, like emails and web browsing history. It lets me query this entire dataset to look for anything I’ve seen or written about before, and acts as a true “extended memory” for my entire life.