Google Competitor Reaches 29 Million Searches a Day, Won’t Store Private Info or Bombard You With Ad

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  1. Flgator2

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    Google Competitor Reaches 29 Million Searches a Day, Won't Store Private Info or Bombard You With Ads
    Google knows everything you’ve ever searched or deleted from your search history. Google also has an advertisement profile on you, which includes everything from location, gender, age, hobbies, career, interests, relationship status and income. Google might even know your weight to advertise those miracle weight-loss pills.
    Much of that obviously holds true for Facebook.

    DuckDuckGo is a new search engine that was launched in 2008 but just recently got a “quiet” $10 million boost from a Canadian pension fund called OMERS, according to TechCrunch. According to the company, it’s now drawing an average of about 29 million searches a day.
    “You deserve privacy. Companies are making money off of your private information online without your consent,” DuckDuckGo continues. “At DuckDuckGo, we don’t think the internet should feel so creepy and getting the privacy your deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds.”

    Pretty good article, Google saves every piece of info on searches. Also this article doesn't mention this but anybody using gmail or Andriod phones that data is also collected, pretty scary if you think about
  2. itsgr82bag8r

    itsgr82bag8r Political Forum Fire Starter
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    Been using DuckDuckGo for years. Fk Google.
    #2 itsgr82bag8r, Nov 12, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2018
    • Swamp Donkey

      Swamp Donkey TaggelwainLivesMatter
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      It is a poor substitute IMO. I try to use it but if Im looking for something in particular, a certain page, DDG often cant find it for some reason.

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