Author Topic: DuckDuckGo Isnít as Private as You Thought  (Read 1426 times)

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Re: DuckDuckGo Isnít as Private as You Thought
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2022, 09:29:27 PM »
Having control over your own search index and ads network makes all the difference in the world.

This has done a lot of damage to DDG.  When the vast majority of your faithful users are concerned about their privacy and a certain amount are downright paranoid it does not go well when they learn that there are secret exceptions to that privacy.

What has been broken with DDG is that one-click install and you are protected belief.

That said, DDG search might still be better than most others for privacy.

https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/search.html

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Re: DuckDuckGo Isnít as Private as You Thought
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2022, 09:10:12 AM »
Related, though for browsing not their search

Bing contract prohibits DuckDuckGo from completely blocking Microsoft tracking

Twitter post is a Brave employee

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Re: DuckDuckGo Isnít as Private as You Thought
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 09:56:59 AM »
DDG has got themselves between the proverbial rock and a hard place.  Worse, it's hard to defend yourself when you have to post four long paragraphs explaining that you are contractually bound not to talk about it but you are still better than all the rest that use Bing. Trust us.

Nah, that doesn't work.

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An overview of the situation:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/duckduckgo-browser-allows-microsoft-trackers-due-to-search-agreement/
« Last Edit: May 25, 2022, 10:27:36 AM by Brad »

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Re: DuckDuckGo Isnít as Private as You Thought
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 10:16:41 PM »

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Re: DuckDuckGo Isnít as Private as You Thought
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2022, 02:41:06 PM »
DuckDuckGo will block more Microsoft ad tracking scripts to improve browser privacy
https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/5/23292280/duckduckgo-microsoft-third-party-ad-tracker-script-blocking

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Re: DuckDuckGo Isnít as Private as You Thought
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2022, 10:19:12 PM »
>> My take

Rather glib...

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So, thatís another opportunity for DuckDuckGo, by ranking the results based on the contentís quality and relevance, as Google used to do before.

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Another major source of low-quality content is websites that automatically generate content using AI.

If Google or DDG knew how to do this, they would. Measuring quality and relevance had never been something Google has been good at, despite 20 years of trying.