Duck Duck Go -- the privacy-focused search engine that doesn't track you

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  1. Guestx

    Guestx Guest

    I'm not using Google anymore. Just not going to do it. With all the privacy threats on the Internet, some monolith like Google tracking our search habits and collecting data on us is the last thing we need.

    I hope I represent at least a sizable group here when I say: Fuck. That. Shit.

    The Internet is a fucking crazy beast. Never has there been a thing that so many people flock to that also is constantly collecting data on who you are, what you do, how you think, etc. It's insane.

    A little while back I found out about Duck Duck Go, a privacy-focused search engine that doesn't track you or store searches.

    It took me a little while to make the switch because, quite frankly, the interface isn't as pretty as Google's. So it takes some getting used to, but I eventually came around to making the switch and I'm glad I did.

    For those interested, here's an interview with the founder:

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/04/duckduckgo-gabriel-weinberg-secure-searches

    And the Wikipedia entry:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuckDuckGo

    Guys, Google does NOT have to be the way. They are one company and they are one search engine. You don't have to sell out to them.


    EDIT: Just found out that you can change the look, which makes it a hell of a lot more user-friendly.
     
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  2. JSN

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    What if that's what they want you to think so that they can catch you searching for the really bad stuff?

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    I jumped on board Duck Duck Go last year, but frequently find myself using Google because Duck Duck Go sometimes royally shits the bed on what should be simple searches. I get mountains and mountains of unrelated results, but use Google and what I want is the first result.
     
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    I Google's duck duck go
     
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    I've used it for years and never had any problems with all my searches.
     
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    I'm using Dogpile on Netscape Navigator 3 to download the Budweiser frogs screensaver.
     
  9. Guestx

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    That's where VPNs come in.
     
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  10. Guestx

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    I'm still pretty new to it but haven't had a lot of problems in terms of search results.

    An interesting experiment would be to do a side-by-side comparison.
     
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    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    CyberDust is the messager version of this kinda thing. An app that sends & receives text and/or picture messages, and automatically deletes them from your phone and their own servers after 1 minute.
     
  13. Guestx

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    I'll have to look into that.
     
  14. dildos

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    Now you can search all the gay porn you want ts and no one will know.
     
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  15. Guestx

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    I do that anyway. Nobody cares about gay porn.
     
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  17. dildos

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    well played.
     
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  18. Guestx

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    This a joke post or did you really do it?

    Last I checked for Proton Mail--it's been a while--it was invitation-only since it was in Beta. But that could be different now.
     
  19. TheRuthlessOne

    TheRuthlessOne 3 Piece and a Soda Belt

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    Nope not a joke

    I created a limited free account but it still offers quite a bit of storage
     
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    if you're behind 7 proxies, just use Google then.
     
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