DuckDuckGo allows MS trackers


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Why surprised?
Any company offering any sort of service these days, and especially internet related, has to share the playground with the big boys.
VPN services started by saying "we don't save logs" followed by "ok we save logs, but we don't let anyone else see them" followed by "some security services can see them", each new admission following independent research into their practices revealing more detailed information.
DuckDuckGo omitted to tell people that it has an agreement with MS for parts of it services, obviously hoping no one would look closer.
It is getting so much harder these days not to be pessimistic and assume that companies are lying, or deliberately omitting details, all the time, but currently the evidence against them seems to be overwhelming. :)
 

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@DigitalGoat I thought that sort of thing went against what they stood for
 

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I lost respect for DuckDuckGo when I learned they were censoring searches.
 

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I block trackers and scripts etc using addons by default and only overide if there is something I want to see or use.
 

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Startpage, is always an option.

Startpage


...just throwing it out there. :cool:
 

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That came as a surprise to me when I read it
I used it for about two weeks, then figured out what they were doing. If I am going to be tracked, I will at least use a Good Search Engine such as Google.
 

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Startpage, is always an option.

Startpage


...just throwing it out there. :cool:
Didn't know about Startpage. I installed it and will give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I used it for about two weeks, then figured out what they were doing. If I am going to be tracked, I will at least use a Good Search Engine such as Google.
I only it with Firefox to give different search results, pretty much everything I do is with Chrome and Google, but Google search can quite often not look for what I ask
 

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Didn't know about Startpage. I installed it and will give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing.

You're welcome, sir.

I've been using it for a couple years, and like it.

Of course, it may not be for everyone. But no harm in trying it out. :wink:
 

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You're welcome, sir.

I've been using it for a couple years, and like it.

Of course, it may not be for everyone. But no harm in trying it out. :wink:
Nothing is absolute anymore. You think you get a good browser or search engine and the next thing you learn it's corrupt and full of garbage. It's a never ending battle.
 

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Nothing is absolute anymore. You think you get a good browser or search engine and the next thing you learn it's corrupt and full of garbage. It's a never ending battle.

So true! (y)
 

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+++ for STARTPAGE- been using it for YEARS!
 

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So much for 'nobody is interested in nobodies like you and me' believers :eek1::eek1::eek1:

Amen, Skippy Haydon, I fully agree.

All square between you and I, I hope. :wink:


My best to you, and yours. (y)
 

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The OP and the article is referring to the DuckDuckGo browser.

Do the same accusations relate to the DDGo search engine in another browser?
 

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