GOOGLE TRACKS YOU, WE DON’T
DuckDuckGo began as an idea for a better search experience with more instant answers and less spam. With this idea back in Month of February 2008, DuckDuckGo started with a few servers in a dusty basement. DuckDuckGo was soon announced/introduced to the Hacker News and Reddit communities.
Duck gained even more popularity on January 2009 when they decided to make a bold move and not collect or share any personal information of users’. On January 11, 2011 Duck Team told the world “Google tracks you. We don’t” with a billboard in their backyard. On February 2012 DuckDuckGo reached a record of 1,000,000 searches a day. Well, that is not the only good news, it reached 2,000,000 searches a day in June 2013. Just after 8 days, it reached 3,000,000 searches a day. on February 2014 it got 5 Million searches a day which is 1.825 billion searches in a year. On February 2017 15 million searches in a single day (15,106,357 to be exact) was achieved by duck team.
Being a search engine which don’t keep any users’ personal information and who don’t display add in the browser DuckDuck has been continuously donating several Open Source Projects. Some of the organizations & Projects that DuckDuck helped this year with $225,000 divided equally are: SecureDrop, Freenet, OpenBSD Foundation, CrypTech, Tor Project, Fight for the Future, VeraCrypt, LEAP, GPGTools
All these information are available on its official site: duckduckgo.com/about
Will you ever get these data always available on any other site. Last week when there was a sale on daraaz.com, I searched for like dozens of smart TVs. And now on my google search every time I get add of this Smart TV SONY BRAVIA. And this was annoying so I changed my default browser to duckduckgo.
This is a shout out to all those who care about privacy, who don’t want to be a puppet of search engines like google who crawls not only what we search but also tracks about every searches, site, location, online shopping etc.
HOW TO SPREAD THE WORD?
- Use #ComeToTheDuckSide hashtag in your social networking post
- Change your default search engine to DuckDuckGo
- You can find an extension in for your browser. install this for your Chrome Browser