Apple adds private search engine DuckDuckGo as option on desktop and mobile


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DuckDuckGoApple 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.

12 Replies to “Apple adds private search engine DuckDuckGo as option on desktop and mobile”

  1. Penny Kanefield says:

    Thanks for all the mail and help. I still have trouble figuring out how to use do not track me.

  2. Notice do not attracted to you but you guys still was certain people and I will think not that’s part of the deal when I paid you didn’t know you and Google decide which should be getting my information so you know what I can’t do business with you any longer ” in the morning tell you what you think I’m only one that gets the thing that you get Bigmount so long road but he’s got it well for what it’s don’t have an apple

  3. Gerry says:

    Will this become available to non-apple users?

  4. Alex says:

    How do we know DuckDuckGo does not track users’ search queries? What evidence do we have besides their word?

  5. Bobbi says:

    Just add to your favorites. I use it for at least 90% of my searching.

  6. Whoopee says:

    Yay! DuckDuckGo is my default computer search engine and I really wanted it on my mobiles. It’s always annoyed me that it wasn’t a choice on my mobiles because I don’t like Google and Bing, I detest Yahoo. So, thanks Apple, for getting with the program!

  7. Abraham Woodall says:

    It’s sad this isnt the standard. This is somthing the Gov could write into law that would actually protect people. Guess it doesn’t line up with their Intrest. Then again, that doesn’t line up with the Intrest of you’re company either, does it? Or am I wrong? Do you lobby for privacy laws? And I don’t mean while secretly lobbying against them.

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