DuckDuckGo is Now a Default Search Engine Option on Android in the EU

DuckDuckGo is Now a Default Search Engine Option on Android in the EU

DuckDuckGo will soon be offered as an option for default search engine on Android devices across the EU.European regulators are forcing Google to present Android users with the option to choose their own default search engine.

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's Why You Should Too

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's Why You Should Too

While I continue to use Google at work (more out of necessity, as my employer runs on G-Suite), on my phone I’m all about DuckDuckGo. I had, based on zero evidence, convinced myself that finding things on the internet was hard and, inevitably, involved a fair amount of tracking.

I ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's why you should too

I ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's why you should too

Its search results aren’t littered with Google products and services – boxes and carousels to try and persuade people to spend more time in Google’s family of apps.

DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit

DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit

But DuckDuckGo's tool has one major difference: Rather than populating a list of upgradable sites manually, Smarter Encryption fills it out automatically using the same web crawling smarts built into DuckDuckGo's private search service.

Why DuckDuckGo isn’t as bad as some people make it seem.

Why DuckDuckGo isn’t as bad as some people make it seem.

According to DuckDuckGo’s privacy policy: DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information.So they use the tracking pixel data to improve their product.TL;DR: They collect anonymous data to measure engagement of specific events, to make it a more user friendly experience for everybody.

Use DuckDuckGo Search in Chrome

Use DuckDuckGo Search in Chrome

If you are conscious about your privacy and prefer a search engine that does not track you – then look no further than DuckDuckGo. Using Requestly Chrome & Firefox extension, you can setup a simple rule such that any search query to Google is actually handled by DuckDuckGo in a privacy-first manner.

DuckDuckGo Has a Privacy Problem

DuckDuckGo Has a Privacy Problem

DuckDuckGo, along with many other private search engines, saw a massive influx of users after Edward Snowden sparked general interest in privacy, specifically from government surveillance agencies.

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps To Enhance Private Search

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps To Enhance Private Search

To keep up with these mapping apps, DuckDuckGo recently integrated Apple’s MapKit JS framework to provide more effective address searches, improved satellite imagery, and so on.

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps for Enhanced Search With the Same Commitment to Privacy

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps for Enhanced Search With the Same Commitment to Privacy

Whereas previously each new map-related search required returning to a regular DuckDuckGo Search page, now it's possible to stay in our expanded map view where you can refine local searches instantly.

A Feisty Google Adversary Tests How Much People Care About Privacy

A Feisty Google Adversary Tests How Much People Care About Privacy

Started over a decade ago, DuckDuckGo offers a privacy-focused alternative to Google’s search engine. It has also made a profit in each of the last five years, Mr. Weinberg said.

Can the Free Market Save Privacy?

Can the Free Market Save Privacy?

In the midst of this data crisis, lawmakers have started looking to for-profit, privacy-focused companies for ideas on how the free marketplace might help with solutions. and DuckDuckGo just happen to both be search engines, but there are other examples of profitable companies that make money while still respecting user privacy.

How the founder of DuckDuckGo created the ultimate privacy-oriented search engine

How the founder of DuckDuckGo created the ultimate privacy-oriented search engine

Since launching a little more than a year ago, the apps and browser extensions have been installed more than 10 million times.

Popping the Filter Bubble: My Interview with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg [The Knowledge Project Ep. #58]

Popping the Filter Bubble: My Interview with DuckDuckGo CEO, Gabriel Weinberg [The Knowledge Project Ep. #58]

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg talks data privacy, protecting yourself online and shares his favorite mental models for clearer thinking. So that’s the model I think would be good, is giving people more choice.

Venezuelans Fight Internet Blocking with Privacy Services like Startpage.com and DuckDuckGo

Venezuelans Fight Internet Blocking with Privacy Services like Startpage.com and DuckDuckGo

Lenin Peña Twitter imageRecently, he and other Internet watchdogs like AccessNow and have noted intermittent blocking of social media sites and search engines like Google and Bing by Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro.

DuckDuckGo wrote a bill to stop advertisers from tracking you online

DuckDuckGo wrote a bill to stop advertisers from tracking you online

Today, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg is mounting a new campaign to revive the Do Not Track standard, a privacy system first introduced 10 years ago and largely abandoned by the industry in the years since.

Startpage.com beats Google for best search engine

Startpage.com beats Google for best search engine

The world's most private search engine beat out eight competitors, including Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Yahoo for the win. These features, combined with great search results and a crystal-clear privacy policy, helped the company edge out competitors for the top spot.

StartPage beats Google Search in test. Reason? Privacy

StartPage beats Google Search in test. Reason? Privacy

Back in 2013, I proclaimed that it was time to switch to the search engines DuckDuckGo or Startpage .The German customer tests behemoth Stiftung Warentest tested search engines in its latest print issue and concluded that Google provided the best search results.

Google Quietly Adds Search Engine Privacy Option To Chrome - Here's How To Enable It

Google Quietly Adds Search Engine Privacy Option To Chrome - Here's How To Enable It

The latest Google Chrome web browser update has a pleasant surprise in store for users who value their privacy. Indeed, DuckDuckGo enters into an agreement with the user to block advertising trackers, keep your search history private and allow you to take control of your personal data by not storing it.

Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

The greatest beneficiary of the update appears to be pro-privacy Google rival, DuckDuckGo , which is now being offered as an option in more than 60 markets, per the GitHub instance.

DuckDuckGo Testimony Before the United States Senate

DuckDuckGo Testimony Before the United States Senate

Below is the prepared testimony of Gabriel Weinberg , CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on GDPR & CCPA: Opt-ins, Consumer Control, and the Impact on Competition and Innovation .

The ultimate guide to DuckDuckGo

The ultimate guide to DuckDuckGo

Once you have it set as your default search engine, you’ll be able to use the URL bar in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and others to search DuckDuckGo directly, just like you were with the (probably) default Google search engine.

Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.

Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.

“Facebook just kind of obliterated it,” Weinberg says, though he was able to sell the network to the parent company of Classmates.com for roughly $10 million in cash in 2006.

DuckDuckGo switches to privacy-focused Apple Maps to ‘set a new standard of trust online’

DuckDuckGo switches to privacy-focused Apple Maps to ‘set a new standard of trust online’

Screen Cleaner DuckDuckGo shared the news on its blog today : The company said it is excited to be working with Apple to “set a new standard of trust online, and we hope you’ll enjoy this update.” It is also seeking feedback from users to help improve searches.

DuckDuckGo denies using fingerprinting to track its users

DuckDuckGo denies using fingerprinting to track its users

Responding to a forum post that accused it of "fingerprinting users", privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo says that fears are unfounded and that it is not tracking its users.

DuckDuckGo now fingerprinting visitors

DuckDuckGo now fingerprinting visitors

9jnc7 2018-12-19 07:02:23 UTC #1 DuckDuckGo is using the Canvas DOMRect API on their search engine. YaCy is a P2P search engine that can be accessed via a client proxy or websites offered by volunteers who allow access to their own installation.

DuckDuckGo Raised $10M As Google Faces Privacy Concerns

DuckDuckGo Raised $10M As Google Faces Privacy Concerns

Follow Crunchbase News on One of the only private search alternatives to Google, the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo quietly raised $10 million from OMERS Ventures last week, a Canadian pension fund that has invested in a number of startups.

Confirmed: Duck.com Transfers to DuckDuckGo

Confirmed: Duck.com Transfers to DuckDuckGo

Microsoft didn't do so out of altruistic impulse; they did so to decrease the odds they'd be the target of anti-trust legislation. I'm sure the c-suite at Google is very aware of that history lesson, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more likely anti-trust target than Google.

Tech's invasion of our privacy made us more paranoid in 2018

Tech's invasion of our privacy made us more paranoid in 2018

"We think it's a good thing that people are more interested in using privacy controls and managing their information online," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. Its traffic had steadily been growing since, but it boomed in 2018 as Facebook's privacy issues blew up, said Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and founder of DuckDuckGo.

Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo finds Google personalizes search results even for logged out and incognito users

Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo finds Google personalizes search results even for logged out and incognito users

In tests earlier in the year, it was found that even when people searched without logging into a Google account -- or when they used private browsing mode -- "most participants saw results unique to them", suggesting there was still personalization of results.

Why should I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google?

Why should I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google?

On Google, your searches are tracked, mined, and packaged up into a data profile for advertisers to follow you around the Internet through those intrusive and annoying ever-present banner ads, using Google’s massive ad networks, embedded across millions of sites and apps.

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