Apple announced it will offer private search engine DuckDuckGo as a default option in future versions of Safari on iOS and OSX. The announcement was made at the Apple WordWide Developers conference and makes DuckDuckGo the first private search engine to be added to a major browser.
DuckDuckGo does not track users’ search queries nor does it record IP addresses. The decision to add DuckDuckGo as a optional default to Safari proves that privacy is a force to be reckoned with.
Consumer privacy concerns rise
In the last year, consumers have grown increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and rightfully so. Between Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA and the countless data breaches that occurred throughout the past year, it is clear how valuable consumer information is. The more valuable information is, the more vulnerable it becomes to attack.
In the wake of Snowden’s revelations, DuckDuckGo search queries more than doubled. Users turned to DuckDuckGo not because they had something to hide, but because it was brought to light their personal search queries were being exploited without their knowledge or consent. The choice to switch to DuckDuckGo and take back control of their privacy was simple.
Take back control of your online privacy
DuckDuckGo illustrates it is possible to use the Internet and keep your information private. That is our goal at Abine: to allow people to use the web while keeping personal, private information just that — private.
Abine’s popular product, DoNotTrackMe, allows you to create safe and protected “masked” email addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers. With DoNotTrackMe, you can feel safe knowing that your real personal information isn’t scattered across the web, vulnerable to attack.
DuckDuckGo and DoNotTrackMe have both seen huge growth in the past year, a testament to everyday people increasingly understanding their behavior is being tracked and personal info exploited. Use DuckDuckGo and DoNotTrackMe together to search, browse, and interact privately everywhere you surf the web.