DuckDuckGo Is Putting Privacy First with Its Desktop Browser

    You really to know about DuckDuckGo before you proceed to use this browser. This browser comes with some unique and features and benefits that you are less likely to find in any other browser out there. Keep reading to know more.

    What is DuckDuckGo?

    DuckDuckGo is a search engine that doesn’t track you. It was created in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg, who was frustrated with the way other search engines were commercializing people’s personal information. In the years since its launch, the DuckDuckGo browser has grown steadily in popularity, and it now has more than 20 million searches per day. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that provides users with more privacy than Google or Bing. It has been around since 2008 and doesn’t collect any personal information from the user, such as IP address, browser information, or search history. It also blocks ad trackers and removes metadata from users’ computers to protect their privacy. DuckDuckGo browser also has a “bangs” feature that allows a user to access other websites without leaving the site directly.

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    You can set DuckDuckGo as your default browser or add DuckDuckGo extension to chrome, whatever you feel like the way you want. Here are the steps for both options for using the DuckDuckGo browser

    Set DuckDuckGo as your default search engine 

    Step 1: Click on the three dots on the top right corner of your Chrome window and go to the settings. 

    Step 2: Select Search Engine 

    Step 3: Then go to ‘Search engine used in the address bar

    Step 4: Then, you will get an option for DuckDuckGo 

    Step 5: Click on DuckDuckGo, and it will automatically set as your default browser

    Add DuckDuckGo extension to chrome – 

    Step 1: Go to the DuckDuckGo webpage

    Step 2: On the page, you will get three horizontal lines on the top right corner. Click on that 

    Step 3: You will get an option for ‘App and Extension’

    Step 4: Click on that and select ‘Add to Chrome’

    Step 5: After selecting that, again, a pop-up will come to confirm the procedure and, at that time, you have to select ‘Add extension’ 

    Step 6: Then DuckDuckGo extension will be added to your Chrome. 

    DuckDuckGo is a search engine that puts privacy as a top priority. For ten years, the company has been around and has overgrown, reaching over 20 million searches per day. In 2017, the company had an Alexa ranking of 4,541 in 2016 and 3,906 globally. It also ranked 2nd among search engines in China. This shows that DuckDuckGo is overgrowing and is becoming an increasingly popular search engine for people who care about their privacy.

    This is because DuckDuckGo does not track users’ searches or browsing activities. This means that the company does not collect personal information from its users, which is a huge plus for people who value their privacy. This also means that the company does not sell this information to third-party advertisers, which is another significant benefit of using DuckDuckGo as your search engine. One of the other things that make DuckDuckGo stand out from other popular search engines is that it doesn’t have any sponsored results on its homepage or sidebars. If you are a person who puts privacy first, then the DuckDuckGo browser is the perfect option for you.

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    Daniyel Chatterjee
    Daniyel Chatterjee is a Young Researcher in the field of Data Science & Analytics having research experience of more than 8 years. He has a Masters in Computer Engineering and currently serves as an Editorial Assistant in IGI Global, United States of America. Daniyel also holds honorary positions in the Associate Member of Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, International Association of Engineers, Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications.

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