DuckDuckGo Has a Privacy Problem
Why?Because DuckDuckGo is awesome. In a lot of ways, it is similar to search engines like Google and Bing, but it has quite a few tricks up its sleeve that set it apart from the big dogs.
This is the biggest USP of DuckDuckGo (henceforth, DDG. I love it, but I am too lazy to type the full name). Unlike other popular search engines, DDG does not collect any personal information. By default, it doesn’t store any search history, ip addresses, and cookies.Not only does DDG not track you, if you use its browser extension or mobile app, it also prevents other trackers (from Google, Facebook, and advertisers) from shadowing you on the websites you visit. Don’t take my word for it. Here is Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and Square, endorsing it on Twitter.Jack is right. The DDG app on iPhone is great. I use it for all my searching needs on mobile. On the desktop, I use its browser extension, Privacy Essentials. Here is how it looks in Safari (good to see Medium improved its privacy score from C to B+):