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‘Privacy’ Search Engine DuckDuckGo Smoked Over Hidden Tracking Agreement With Microsoft

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DuckDuckGo, the search engine which claims to offer ‘real privacy’ because it doesn’t track searches or store users’ history, has come under fire after a security researcher discovered that the mobile DuckDuckGo browser app contains a third-party tracker from Microsoft.

Researcher Zach Edwards found that while Google and Facebook’s trackers are blocked, trackers related to bing.com and linkedin.com were also being allowed through.

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In short, DuckDuckGo doesn’t provide the type of privacy they’ve earned a reputation for - they simply betray users the least.

As TechRadar notes, this didn’t go over well.

The news quickly drew in crowds of dissatisfied users, with DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg, soon chiming in to confirm the authenticity of the findings. 

Apparently, DuckDuckGo has a search syndication agreement with the software giant from Redmond, with Weinberg adding that the restrictions are only found in the browser, and are not related to the search engine. 

What remains unknown is why the company who is known for its transparency decided to keep this agreement a secret for as long as it could. -TechRadar

See Edwards’ entire May 23 Twitter thread below:

 

 

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Source: https://ncrenegade.com/privacy-search-engine-duckduckgo-smoked-over-hidden-tracking-agreement-with-microsoft/


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  • pocomotion

    The internet has hidden authority over our lives. The internet is where the physical can be monitored and denied by multiple unknowns. You are of interest, so please don’t ever feel alone, abandoned or left behind.

  • Justin Case

    The browser NOT the search engine…

  • Anonymous

    Duck Duck Deception as usual.

  • Slimey

    LOL, uckfing liars everywhere. :lol:

  • Bob DD

    Dropping them right now. Saw alist of similar sites, anyone know one that does not track.

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