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02-25-12, 09:47 PM
I ran across an article talking about a new search engine, that, unlike Google, doesn't mine and save your search results.

For those of you who take your privacy seriously, there’s a competitor boasting its streamlined interface, and brick-and-mortar search results. Were talking, of course, about DuckDuckGo. Some say this search engine offers a kickback to Google’s heyday, but one thing’s clear: it’s captivating the attention of early tech adopters and students of all stripes.

DuckDuckGo’s primary selling point is the comfort that users can feel while searching: your identity remains entirely anonymous. As the service’s privacy policy states, “there is no way to tie your searches together.”


I'm going to give it a go. Has anyone used it?


02-25-12, 09:56 PM
Thank you! I'm trying it out now, it's fast. EDIT. I like it. Much faster page loads without all the ad spyware ********. Cookies still work ok, Amazon knows it's me. Awesome.

02-26-12, 12:44 AM
Gave it a quick look for a search I did yesterday. (Stone churches of Ethiopia) Esoteric enough that I could really compare the results. They were quite different but the ducky one returned more discreet, useful answers. :thumbup:

02-26-12, 03:06 AM
It's the new default search site for some Linux distros,,,they make some money off it

02-26-12, 10:22 AM
Google makes money by selling the users. They compile profiles of us and market the profile. I do not like being a commodity. Ducky could make money by click throughs without selling profiles and compiling a dossier on each user. :thumbup:

02-26-12, 10:31 AM
Yep. It's the classic line about google: "If you aren't paying for the product, then you are the product."

02-27-12, 01:35 PM
It's not just the search engines that track you.

From the NYT: How Target determined a teenage girl was pregnant before her father did. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html?_r=1)