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DuckDuckGo Launches 3-in-1 'Privacy Pro' Subscription With VPN and Personal Data Removal Tool

Thursday April 11, 2024 12:41 pm PDT by
DuckDuckGo today announced the launch of Privacy Pro, a new subscription service that bundles three privacy-focused features together. Privacy Pro includes a VPN for anonymous browsing and secure connections regardless of location, personal information removal for removing personal data from data broker sites, and identity theft restoration should any DuckDuckGo subscriber suffer from an...
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DuckDuckGo Browser Gets Encrypted Bookmark and Password Syncing

Thursday February 15, 2024 1:04 am PST by
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. 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,...

Apple Considered Making DuckDuckGo Default Search Engine in Safari Private Browsing Mode

Thursday October 5, 2023 12:20 am PDT by
Back in 2018, Apple held talks with DuckDuckGo to replace Google as the default search engine in private browsing mode, but ultimately rejected the idea, according to transcripts unsealed by the judge overseeing the US government's antitrust trial against Google in Washington. Testifying in closed sessions, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg said that his company had about 20 meetings and phone ...
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DuckDuckGo Browser for Mac Launches in Beta With Emphasis on Privacy and Speed

Tuesday April 12, 2022 6:24 am PDT by
DuckDuckGo is today launching an all-new browser for macOS in beta that is "an all-in-one privacy solution for everyday browsing with no complicated settings, just a seamless private experience," set to rival Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome on the Mac. Building on the success of the DuckDuckGo browser on the iPhone, DuckDuckGo on the Mac includes a number of privacy features. For...

DuckDuckGo Working on Privacy-Focused Desktop Browser for Mac

Tuesday December 21, 2021 11:17 am PST by
Popular privacy-first web browser DuckDuckGo is developing a dedicated desktop browser that will be available on the Mac, the company announced today in a year-end wrap-up article. DuckDuckGo already offers a browser option that's available on mobile devices, and when it launches, the desktop browser will offer a similar experience. The DuckDuckGo desktop browser will have "robust privacy ...
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DuckDuckGo Announces Cross Platform Alternative to Apple's Hide My Email

Tuesday July 20, 2021 10:51 am PDT by
DuckDuckGo today announced its brand new Email Protection feature that will allow users to save themselves from being tracked by trackers embedded into emails by forwarding them to a free and personalized DuckDuckGo email before being sent to their actual email. DuckDuckGo's Email Protection comes as an alternative to Apple's Hide My Email part of iCloud+, allowing users to direct emails for ...
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DuckDuckGo Calls Out Google Search for 'Spying' on Users After Privacy Labels Go Live

Monday March 15, 2021 12:06 pm PDT by
Over the course of the last several weeks, Google has been adding App Privacy labels to its iOS apps in accordance with Apple's App Store rules, but it took Google multiple months to begin sharing the information. There was speculation that Google's delay meant that it had something to hide, which DuckDuckGo is leaning into with a new tweet that highlights Google's data collection and calls...

Analyst Argues Apple Should Acquire DuckDuckGo Search Engine

Monday June 8, 2020 3:03 pm PDT by
Apple should purchase a search engine to put pressure on Google, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said Monday in a research report that was shared by Barron's. Apple and Google don't share details on the amount of money that Google pays to be the default search engine for iOS and Siri, but Sacconaghi estimates that it's around $7 to $8 billion per year, or 30 percent of the estimated $25...
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DuckDuckGo's Safari Privacy Browser Extension Now Available for macOS Catalina

Thursday November 7, 2019 4:00 am PST by
Privacy oriented search engine DuckDuckGo today released an updated version of its browser extension for desktop Safari users running macOS Catalina. The launch comes after DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials had to be removed from the Safari extensions gallery following major changes introduced in Safari 12 that made the extension incompatible. From the DuckDuckGo website: As you may be aware,...
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DuckDuckGo Enhances Apple Maps Integration, Including Dark Mode

Tuesday July 16, 2019 10:31 am PDT by
DuckDuckGo has been using Apple Maps to power map-related searches on both desktop and mobile since January, and today the privacy-focused search engine announced further improvements to that integration. First, when switching to DuckDuckGo's dark theme, Apple Maps now also automatically switches to a dark appearance. DuckDuckGo has also added a dedicated Maps tab at the top of every...
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DuckDuckGo Integrates Apple Maps for Map and Address Searches

Tuesday January 15, 2019 8:12 am PST by
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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Apple Tweaks Safari Marketing Language to Correct Misleading DuckDuckGo Claim

Thursday June 9, 2016 9:13 am PDT by
Earlier this week, Apple tweaked the language on its Safari website to remove the claim that its web browser is the only one to offer non-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo as a built-in option. The original wording was added to Apple's website in October 2014 and remained unchanged until Tuesday night. Before:For example, it’s the only browser to offer DuckDuckGo — a search engine that...