DuckDuckGo Browser Gets Encrypted Bookmark and Password Syncing

DuckDuckGo Browser users can now securely sync their favorites, bookmarks, and passwords across multiple devices, without having to set up an account or sign in to use it.

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The privacy-first browser enables this through its new "Sync & Backup" feature, which generates a QR code on mobile devices or an alphanumeric code on a computer to establish syncing.

As per DuckDuckGo's privacy, DuckDuckGo doesn't track users, and cannot access users' synced data, including passwords in the browser's built-in password manager, which encrypts passwords locally. When private sync is used, all data stays securely encrypted throughout the syncing process, since the unique key needed to decrypt it is stored only on the devices.

Backup & Sync also enables users to migrate bookmarks and passwords to a new device, and sync their Email Protection account between devices. (DuckDuckGo Email Protection is a free email forwarding service that removes hidden email trackers and lets users create unique private email addresses on the fly.)

According to DuckDuckGo, the new feature works across most Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone devices, and can be found in the browser's Settings (Sync & Backup ➝ Sync With Another Device). Those only working with one device can choose Sync and Back Up This Device from the Single-Device Setup section.

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After setup, the browser generates a Recovery PDF document that contains the user's unique, locally generated Recovery Code, which can be used to gain access to synced data if the associated devices are lost or damaged.

DuckDuckGo's browser offers more than a dozen privacy protections, including ad tracker blocking and cookie pop-up removal. It is available for iOS devices on the App Store and for Mac on the Mac App Store and DuckDuckGo website.

Top Rated Comments

peneaux Avatar
9 weeks ago
DDG is a good browser but needs support for extensions. Even if only uBlock Origins. I can’t imagine browsing seeing ads and dealing with trackers, cookies/newsletter BS.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dizmonk Avatar
9 weeks ago
I have it as a secondary browser. It is very good. My main wish is that it would include a reader mode and allow the user to force custom fonts (e.g., Firefox). If it had those two features I'd probably switch from Firefox.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sc00ba Avatar
9 weeks ago
It’s a shame DDG ruined their reputation which effectively branded themselves as google 2.0. Used their engine for nearly 10 years before they went and did that, but as we all know they should’ve sent out cases of beer before they thought of expressing their political opinion.

Well done Gabriel.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peneaux Avatar
9 weeks ago

It’s a shame DDG ruined their reputation which effectively branded themselves as google 2.0. Used their engine for nearly 10 years before they went and did that, but as we all know they should’ve sent out cases of beer before they thought of expressing their political opinion.

Well done Gabriel.
Big problem in California, where all big tech companies are, is that they live in an echo chamber and think they're virtuous by expressing their opinions. They think people care.

I use Signal app and follow their blog and forum. Some guy posted a video of Tucker Carlson saying the government showed a transcript of his chat years ago when he was trying to interview Putin. The question was if Signal was hacked. 90% of the replies were about people complaining about Tucker Carlson. They had to close the thread since there was too many people triggered.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
9 weeks ago

DDG is a good browser but needs support for extensions. Even if only uBlock Origins. I can’t imagine browsing seeing ads and dealing with trackers, cookies/newsletter BS.
That's the entire purpose of the browser — to help block that without needing an extension. Are you saying it's not effective?

DuckDuckGo's browser offers more than a dozen privacy protections, including ad tracker blocking and cookie pop-up removal
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peneaux Avatar
8 weeks ago

link? I have no idea what is being referred to here. I missed something.
Founder started censoring news sources that goes against his view. It was after Russia invaded Ukraine.

It doesn’t matter which side you are. I want to see the truth.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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