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Diet Google: ‘Privacy-Focused' DuckDuckGo Fails to Block Microsoft Trackers
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Posted by Skidmark 2022-05-26 07:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [168 views ]  Top

#1 Not a fan. It's way oversold as a free and clean search engine. And I simply hate animal mascots for tech products. I make an exception for long-gone Elephant Memory brand floppy disks.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-26 10:22||   2022-05-26 10:22|| Front Page Top

#2 Well DuckDuckGo uses Bing as the base engine so it makes sense. That is why I also use the Brave browser. Can't get 'em all but most are blocked.
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-26 10:43||   2022-05-26 10:43|| Front Page Top

#3 duck duck started using Sting's "I'll be watching you" song in radio based commercials on the theory that you don't want people watching your browser history
Posted by Lord Garth 2022-05-26 11:34||   2022-05-26 11:34|| Front Page Top

#4 This is a task for endpoint security. Use encrypted DNS. Use a VPN. Use your browser's InPrivate or similar feature when making those searches you are worried about. (What are you searching for that you are worrying about, BTW?)
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-26 11:42||   2022-05-26 11:42|| Front Page Top

#5 It's what I use. Not perfect, but at least search results are not all referrer links as with Google.
Posted by Angstrom 2022-05-26 12:02||   2022-05-26 12:02|| Front Page Top

#6 When DDG began to censor searches, that was the beginning of the end for me with DDG.

Re: Bing. Actually, this raised a flag as well. Good gawd how I fooking loathe Bing, mostly because it was the default browser at work with all of the microsoft slop.

I've heard swisscows DOT com is a good one.
Posted by DooDahMan 2022-05-26 20:15||   2022-05-26 20:15|| Front Page Top

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