DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials are Available for Safari Once Again

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials, which were removed from the Safari extensions gallery due to some major structural changes in Safari 12, have once again become available and require Safari 13+ on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or newer to be installed.


For those who aren’t familiar, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials feature a powerful tracker blocking technology to automatically block hidden third-party trackers on the sites you visit. This prevents the companies behind those trackers from collecting and selling your data.

The new DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials, however, lacks the Smarter Encryption technology for enforcing secure website connections, although the company says it will restore this functionality to Safari soon as well.

“While our tracker blocking technology works quietly in the background, there are times when you might want to see the effect it’s having. The Privacy Dashboard takes the guesswork out of online privacy by showing you how we enhance each site’s privacy, including showing a Privacy Grade. You’ll quickly know how protected you are, even at a glance.”

You can get DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials for the desktop version of Safari at this link.