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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Starts Blocking Microsoft Trackers [Update]

[caption id="attachment_365768" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image: DuckDuckGo[/caption] Privacy-focused web browser DuckDuckGo has announced that its third-party tracker loading protection will now also work against Microsoft tracking scripts on third-party websites — reports The Verge. Advertising services use trackers to follow users across websites and profile them. These user profiles are then used to serve interest-based and...

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Doesn’t Block Microsoft Trackers as Part of Deal

[caption id="attachment_365768" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image: DuckDuckGo[/caption] According to security researcher Zach Edwards' recent security audit of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for iOS and Android, the browser allows Microsoft trackers on third-party websites while blocking all others (via BleepingComputer). On Facebook parent Meta's workplace.com, Edwards discovered that the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser allowed trackers related to the bing.com and linkedin.com domains while...

DuckDuckGo for Mac Beta Download Now Available

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo today launched a beta web browser for Mac users. DuckDuckGo, the company best known for its privacy-focused search engine of the same name, is working on a desktop browser that should bring the same focus on avoiding being tracked to your entire web experience. In a new blog post, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg offers...

DuckDuckGo Desktop App Coming Soon for Mac and More

[caption id="attachment_365768" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image: DuckDuckGo[/caption] Privacy-focused search engine and mobile browser, DuckDuckGo, announced in a blog post today recapping all the new features they've introduced during 2021, and also gave a sneak peek at their upcoming desktop browser. With its desktop browser, DuckDuckGo promises "no complicated settings, no misleading warnings, no "levels" of privacy protection...

DuckDuckGo Shares its Data With Other Companies to Prevent Online Tracking

As part of its continued efforts to protect user privacy by preventing online tracking, makers of the DuckDuckGo privacy browser have revealed they have started sharing data collected about online trackers with other companies so they can also play their role in protecting user privacy (via CNET). Called 'Tracker Radar,’ the data set is available to anyone and details...

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...

DuckDuckGo Expands its Use of Apple Maps in Enhanced Searches

Earlier this year, privacy-focused internet search engine DuckDuckGo announced that its map and address-related searches for mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple Maps and now, the company is further expanding the use of Apple Maps for enhanced search while maintaining its commitment to privacy. DuckDuckGo notes that with Apple, it does not share...

Anti-Tracking Search Engine DuckDuckGo Launches Revamped Mobile Apps

Anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo has just updated its mobile apps and browser extensions featuring a tracker blocker for third party websites. According to TechCrunch, the revamped apps for iOS and Android, as well as the updated browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Safari, all include a suite of new privacy features intended to help users keep surfing privately...