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DuckDuckGo Desktop Browser

DuckDuckGo is making a desktop browser that’s all about privacy

December 22nd, 2021

Privacy is such an important feature when it comes to technology that even the companies that are most likely to infringe on your privacy are paying attention. The list includes the likes of Facebook and Google, which have started developing products that are “private by design.” That’s even though both companies need to keep tracking …

Google Pixel 6 Pro front facing with screen powered on

DuckDuckGo’s new tool brings anti-tracking features to Android

November 22nd, 2021

Apple’s two new iPhone and iPad privacy protections caused quite an uproar earlier this year. Facebook contested them fiercely, starting a massive ad campaign against Apple. The two privacy features are the app privacy labels and the App Tracking Transparency (ATT). The former informs users on the kind of data apps collect. ATT, meanwhile, forces …

Google Chrome Tracking

DuckDuckGo’s new tools can stop Google from tracking you in Chrome

April 12th, 2021

Google promised to remove the third-party cookies from Chrome that are widely used to track users online for advertising purposes. But Google remains one of the most important players in the online ads business. The company will replace the cookies with a technology that it claims will enhance user privacy. FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) …

iOS 14 Privacy Features

DuckDuckGo shames Google for ‘spying’ on iPhone users

March 18th, 2021

Apple rolled out two major privacy features in iOS 14. The new app privacy labels tell users just how much data an app can collect about them. Then there’s the app tracking transparency (ATT) feature that forces developers to ask for permission to track iPhone and iPad users. These tools really upset Facebook, which mounted …

DuckDuckGo Privacy Extension

This Google search alternative now stops websites from tracking you online

January 24th, 2018

DuckDuckGo is a Google search rival that safeguards your online privacy by not monetizing your profile as Google does. DuckDuckGo still makes money from online ads, but it doesn’t use your search history and online activities to target you with highly specific advertisements. Even if you use DuckDuckGo as your preferred search engine, that doesn’t …

DuckDuckGo Vs Google

DuckDuckGo founder on privacy and why he doesn’t track users like Google

July 15th, 2015

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 …

iOS 8 DuckDuckGo Search

How this hidden iOS 8 add-on is protecting your Internet anonymity

September 18th, 2014

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 …