duckduckgo Stories April 12

DuckDuckGo, the famous iPhone browser that aims to help users have a private, fast, and secure browsing experience, is announcing today its Mac app. Available as a public beta, here’s everything you need to know about it.

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duckduckgo Stories December 21, 2021

DuckDuckGo is best known for being a privacy-friendly alternative to Google in the search industry. The company is now, however, looking to expand beyond the search industry with a new privacy-focused desktop browser. Head below for the full details.

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duckduckgo Stories July 24, 2021

DuckDuckGo announced earlier this week that the app is launching its new Email Protection feature into beta. This function will protect email privacy without switching email services.

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duckduckgo Stories March 15, 2021

Google is slowly updating its many iOS applications with App Store privacy labels, detailing the type of data it collects from users. The Google and Chrome applications were recently updated with these new labels, and DuckDuckGo is already using them to its advantage.

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duckduckgo Stories October 9, 2020

Privacy-focused browser DuckDuckGo has been using Apple Maps since early 2019 and has been improving the integration steadily. Now DuckDuckGo has launched driving and walking directions to further complete the feature set while keeping your location searches completely private.

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duckduckgo Stories September 17, 2020

If you’ve updated to iOS 14, you can now change your default iOS browser to either Firefox or DuckDuckGo if you wish. Both browsers have been approved by Apple to take advantage of the new option to change your default web browser from Safari. (Google’s Chrome had already been approved.)

Both browsers claim that the switch will further boost your privacy protections …

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duckduckgo Stories March 5, 2020

DuckDuckGo releases open source web Tracker Radar for individuals, devs, and researchers

Privacy-focused browser DuckDuckGo has made another step in offering a more private web experience today as it released its Tracker Radar. DuckDuckGo also made the resource open source and shared how individuals, developers, and researches can make use of the tool.

duckduckgo Stories November 7, 2019

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials now available as Safari extension

DuckDuckGo used to offer a Safari extension for its Privacy Essentials suite — available for Chrome and Firefox browsers — but it was removed due to platform changes in how Safari extensions worked last year. However, now it’s back…

duckduckgo Stories July 16, 2019

DuckDuckGo’s Apple Maps integration now supports dark mode, re-querying, more

DuckDuckGo has updated its integrated maps that are powered by Apple’s MapKit with a handful of new features today. Headlining the maps update is support for dark mode, re-querying, and local autocomplete.

duckduckgo Stories January 15, 2019

DuckDuckGo switches to privacy-focused Apple Maps to ‘set a new standard of trust online’

DuckDuckGo, the popular search engine alternative to Google has announced today that its address and map searches on mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple’s MapKit JS framework. DuckDuckGo is one of the first companies to rely on MapKit for its data and touts the privacy that the move brings to its users.

duckduckgo Stories June 16, 2015

DuckDuckGo has grown 600% since Apple made it a search option (and NSA revelations)

Speaking in an interview with CNBC, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg said that the company’s traffic has grown 600 percent over the past two years. A variety of factors likely played a role in this explosion of growth, but it is mainly attributable to the NSA’s surveillance program, which was revealed two years ago, and Apple adding it as a default search option with iOS 8 and Safari 7.1 on the Mac. Google, however, has remained the default option.

duckduckgo Stories November 12, 2014

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Spotlight, the search tool built into OS X, got a lot smarter in Yosemite – but one developer thinks it could go a whole lot further. He’s developed Flashlight, an app that extends the capabilities of Spotlight to include weather animations and Wolfram Alpha searches.

More interestingly, he’s intending it to act as an unofficial API other developers can use to add functionality to Spotlight …  expand full story

duckduckgo Stories September 18, 2014

Apple releases Safari 7.1 for Mavericks w/ DuckDuckGo search engine, encryption for Yahoo searches

Apple has just released Safari 7.1 to all users of OS X Mavericks following several beta releases in recent weeks. The update adds DuckDuckGo as a default search engine option, which was also just added to Apple’s mobile version of Safari alongside iOS 8. The update also includes a security improvement for Yahoo search engine users: Apple says Yahoo searches from the search field are now encrypted. 

In addition, Apple notes the release improves Reader and AutoFill compatibility with websites.

The release follows OS X 10.9.5 becoming available to all users yesterday with Safari 7.0.6. The Safari 7.1 update is available to users on OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 now through Updates in the Mac App Store. 

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