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Google tracks you. We don't.An illustrated guide. DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information.

Google tracks you. We don't.An illustrated guide.

That is our privacy policy in a nutshell. The rest of this page tries to explain why you should care. Last updated on 04/11/12. Removed ", which gets sent to my personal email. " in last paragraph as our feedback is now handled by multiple team members via Before that, on 03/11/12. Why You Should Care Search Leakage [top] At other search engines, when you do a search and then click on a link, your search terms are sent to that site you clicked on (in the HTTP referrer header).

For example, when you search for something private, you are sharing that private search not only with your search engine, but also with all the sites that you clicked on (for that search). In addition, when you visit any site, your computer automatically sends information about it to that site (including your User agent and IP address). Fix Tracking! Criticism of Google. Criticism of Google includes alleged misuse and manipulation of search results, its use of others' intellectual property, concerns that its compilation of data may violate people's privacy, censorship of search results and content, and the energy consumption of its servers as well as concerns over traditional business issues such as antitrust, monopoly, and restraint of trade.

Criticism of Google

Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products,[1] and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program.[2][3] Google's stated mission is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful";[4] this mission, and the means used to accomplish it, have raised concerns among the company's critics. Much of the criticism pertains to issues that have not yet been addressed by cyber law. Page rank[edit] Google privacy issues. Google Puts A Price On Privacy. About duckduckgo. DuckDuckGo. This article is about the search engine.


For the children's game, see Duck, duck, goose. DuckDuckGo (DDG) is an Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results.[1] DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by deliberately showing all users the same search results for a given search term.[3] DuckDuckGo emphasizes getting information from the best sources rather than the most sources, generating its search results from key crowdsourced sites such as Wikipedia and from partnerships with other search engines like Yandex, Yahoo! , Bing, and Yummly.[4][5] The company is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States, in Greater Philadelphia, and has 20 employees.

The company name originates from the children's game duck, duck, goose.[6][7] Some of DuckDuckGo's code is free software hosted at GitHub under the Apache 2.0 License,[8] but the core is proprietary. DuckDuckGo the little known search engine that refuses to store data on users doubles web traffic amid NSA tapping scandal. DuckDuckGo, based in Pennsylvania, does not share user data with sitesThis means fewer advertisements and results that are not skewed for usersFirm saw web traffic double in the wake of Snowden NSA tapping leakPro-privacy search engine one of several companies growing in this arena By Helen Collis Published: 08:43 GMT, 11 July 2013 | Updated: 07:14 GMT, 23 July 2013 Web-users who want to protect their privacy have been switching to a small unheard of search engine in the wake of the 'Prism' revelations.

DuckDuckGo the little known search engine that refuses to store data on users doubles web traffic amid NSA tapping scandal

DuckDuckGo, the little known U.S. company, sets itself aside from its giant competitors such as Google and Yahoo, by not sharing any of its clients' data with searched websites. This means no targeted advertising and no skewed search results. At just 33, DuckDuckGo founder and CEO, Gabriel Weinberg has tapped into a niche market - offering Internet users real privacy when searching the world wide web 'If you're wondering how you would turn that into a verb...Duck it! ' Still trust DuckDuckGo? In my recent blog post PRISM - Where do we go from here?

Still trust DuckDuckGo?

I made the point that using services such as DuckDuckGo on the presumption that they are safe, is a dangerous thing to do and explained why. I have also been explaining to people on Twitter that using DuckDuckGo on the assumption that their searches will be private was a misunderstanding of who DuckDuckGo are and what they do and pointed them to the previously mentioned blog post. I even had a short conversation with DuckDuckGo's CEO via Direct Message (DM) on Twitter explaining my reasons and suggesting he move operations to Europe in order to escape the US Surveillance machine - at which point I would be happy to support them: "You guys should consider moving all your business to the EU and setting up new exclusively EU corp (no ties to US), then I can support you. " Upon further investigation over the following days, I discovered that DuckDuckGo were not complying with their own Privacy Policy which states: Update 2.