DuckDuckGo Integrates Apple Maps for Map and Address Searches

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo today announced that it is using Apple's MapKit JS framework to power the map and address-related searches that its users conduct on both mobile and desktop.

MapKit JS allows DuckDuckGo to provide users with improved address searches, new visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps without sacrificing privacy.

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DuckDuckGo says that Apple Maps will be available embedded within private search results for relevant queries and from the Maps tab on any of the search result pages.

To bring up a map option, users can search for an address, a geographical place, a local business, a type of business, or places nearby.

DuckDuckGo does not collect or share any personal information from DuckDuckGo users, a policy that extends to the Apple Maps integration. Identifiable info like IP address is not provided to Apple, and for searches where approximate location is gathered by the browser, it is discarded immediately after it's used.

Top Rated Comments

GuruZac Avatar
33 months ago
DuckDuckGo, while not perfect, is the only search engine I’ve been using for the last 2 years. Their privacy policy isn’t perfect but it’s a hell of a lot better than many others.
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MagMan1979 Avatar
33 months ago
FAN-*****-TASTIC! So glad I left that garbage called Google and went with DDG!
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RichTF Avatar
33 months ago
I love DuckDuckGo, and this partnership makes perfect sense. Both DDG and Apple are nailing the privacy stuff at the moment.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brendu Avatar
33 months ago
Glad my preferred search engine is continuing to improve. Keep it going DDG.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nouveau_redneck Avatar
33 months ago
DDG just keeps getting better.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
buckyballs Avatar
33 months ago
It's a clever move. Helps with PR on Apple being privacy-focused, and also helps improve Maps data, and DDG gets a mapping partner they probably have influence with, and possibly don't have to pay. Win-win.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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