Sunday, February 26, 2012

DuckDuckGo: An introduction to the anonymous search engine

DuckDuckGo: An introduction to the anonymous search engine
"For those of you who take your privacy seriously, there’s a competitor boasting its streamlined interface, and brick-and-mortar search results. Were talking, of course, about DuckDuckGo. Some say this search engine offers a kickback to Google’s heyday, but one thing’s clear: it’s captivating the attention of early tech adopters and students of all stripes.
DuckDuckGo’s primary selling point is the comfort that users can feel while searching: your identity remains entirely anonymous. As the service’s privacy policy states, “there is no way to tie your searches together.”
In an effort to educate Internet users about privacy, DuckDuckGo’s founder, Gabriel Weinberg, has been known to create educational and informative sites, including, which informs users about the potential dangers of searching with Google. In addition to advertisers and other parties building profiles about you, in order to serve targeted ads (or further damage your credit report), there’s a potentially more-serious threat to your privacy: The US government."

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