Author Topic: Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo Now on Chrome as a Default Search Option  (Read 93 times)

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Re: Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo Now on Chrome as a Default Search Option
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »
I read that title and said "no way".  Google is not giving up it's default search in it's own browser.  They are just including DDG as an option if one switches.

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Re: Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo Now on Chrome as a Default Search Option
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 07:22:51 PM »
>option

Still, it's there.  DDG gained big when Apple included DDG as an option on Safari.  Google must be feeling the heat.

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Re: Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo Now on Chrome as a Default Search Option
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 07:44:01 PM »
I agree it is a big deal.  I feel cautiously optimistic for DDG, like there is a chance that they start crawling the web with their own bot and building a 100% independent database, but there is a part of me that feels like it is likely that either Google or MS will buy them and close them down.

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Re: Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo Now on Chrome as a Default Search Option
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 09:48:39 PM »
LM: The good thing is DDG is privately held.  Also I don't think Google could buy due to anti-trust concerns.  But MS buying them would be the kiss of death.

>crawling

I hope they do or have been doing that.  They can't be insane enough to think they can rely on Bing feed forever.

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Re: Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo Now on Chrome as a Default Search Option
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 12:45:14 PM »
Getting some good press:

How to make DuckDuckGo your default Chrome search engine Naked Security
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/03/15/duckduckgo-shows-up-as-chrome-search-option/