Most of us have had to accept the fact that Google is tracking basically everything we do, whether we like it or not. After all, the companies services are so ubiquitous that it’s all but impossible to spend more than a few minutes online without having to log in to your Google account, but as DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg explains, it doesn’t have to be this way. More →
When Gabriel Weinberg, founder of the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, first started working on the concept for it almost a decade ago now, he didn’t set out at first to build a company around it – or even a serious product that millions of people would eventually use.
Named after the childhood game of Duck Duck Goose, the search engine that in recent days announced it’s surpassed 10 million searches a day for the first time (around 115 searches a second) actually began with Weinberg deciding he wanted a better experience for himself while using a certain Mountain View-based tech giant’s search product. More →
When it comes to search, there’s really been only one name that has mattered for the last 15 ears: Google. And though Google remains the top search engine on the planet by a wide, wide margin, that’s not to say that there isn’t any competition. There is, of course, Microsoft’s Bing. But also making strides in search is DuckDuckGo, a search engine which prides itself on not tracking users and valuing privacy and pertinent search results above all else.
Apple is calling iOS 8 the biggest update to its mobile operating system since the addition of the App Store. That’s a bold claim, but as the adoption rate slowly climbs in anticipation of the iPhone 6 launch, users are finding plenty of new features to back it up. Widgets, extensions and Continuity have received a majority of the attention from early adopters, but Fast Company has brought our attention to another hidden add-on that could help address important privacy concerns. More →
DuckDuckGo, the Internet search-engine that still values your privacy, has just gotten even better, as the company announced a major update covering new features as well as a revamped design. More →
You probably assume that Google holds a monopoly on Internet search. Think again. According to a blog post, DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t collect or share any of your personal information, processed a record 1 billion searches in 2013. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo will never store historical search data or inundate you with targeted ads, sell your information to the highest bidder, or invite you to a terrible social network. Much like T-Mobile, the search engine’s spirited message convinced a great deal of users to rethink what they had been told was the status quo. More →
Revelations about the National Security Agency’s vast intelligence gathering operations may have been the best thing to happen to lesser known search engine DuckDuckGo. VentureBeat reports that the obscure search engine, which bills itself as an escape from Google’s data-tracking search engine, has been having its best-ever week of traffic after visitors conducted a record 2.35 million searches on Wednesday. While this is obviously still a far cry from typical Google or Bing traffic, it’s still an impressive leap for a search engine that has handled fewer than 1.5 million daily queries throughout most of 2013. DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg tells VentureBeat that he believes “the surveillance story is paramount right now, and people are talking about it” and that “DuckDuckGo users are telling their friends and family about the private alternatives.”