A while back, we made a now very popular list of alternative services that truly respected your privacy. Today, we wanted to take a few minutes to focus on how DuckDuckGo is helping you protect your privacy online. Founded in 2008, DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that claims to not store personal information of its users, ever.
Just like Internxt’s X Cloud, DuckDuckGo strives to improve everyone’s privacy online. DuckDuckGo provides a similar experience to that offered by Google Search, without tracking every single thing you do online. DuckDuckGo uses its web crawler, DuckDuckBot, and up to 400 other sources to compile its search results.
Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo doesn’t store your personal information. Additionally, DuckDuckGo shows significantly fewer ads while browsing, and doesn’t store your search history. DuckDuckGo has grown steadily since its inception, going from an average 79,000 daily searches in 2010, to 31 billion total searches as of June 2019.
If you care about privacy, we encourage you to start using DuckDuckGo instead of Google Search or Bing when searching the web, and X Cloud instead of Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive when it comes to storing files in the cloud!