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DuckDuckGo Mobile Browser blocks you from being tracked

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Since it was first released on February 29, 2008, DuckDuckGo has become known as a privacy-first search engine, a browser that blocks trackers from tracking you, and an app that protects you from trackers even if you’re just using your email.

How does DuckDuckGo make money?

Now you’re probably wondering how DuckDuckGo makes money, and it’s a fair question. The company explains that since it doesn’t collect your personal information, the search results you see on DuckDuckGo are based on the websites you view, rather than allow trackers to use your browsing history to find out who you are as a person. For example, if you search for cars, DuckDuckGo will show you search recommendations about cars.

And since search results are not based on the data profile that others (such as Google) about you, the search results you see and the associated ads are all based on keywords you typed. For example, if you open the DuckDuckGo app and search for dishwashers, you’ll see results for dishwashers that are For Sale. On the other hand, when you search on Google, your searches become part of a data profile that allows advertisers to track you across the web.
When search advertisers buy ads, they do so by bidding on keywords, not bidding on people. As DuckDuckGo says, “Our privacy policy in a nutshell is not to collect or share any personal information at all. Every time you search on DuckDuckGo it’s like being there for the first time – anonymously.”

When you search for something on Google, you’ll soon see ads for the product everywhere when you’re online. According to the Princeton Web Transparency & Accountability Project, Google has trackers that track you on 76% of websites on the web. The same source says Facebook has hidden online trackers on 25% of its websites.

As a result, Google and Amazon have created massive data profiles that track your “interests, past purchases, search, browsing, and location history, and much more. This personal data is stored indefinitely and used for invasive targeted ads that can track you everywhere.” Internet And this information can be used for “hypertargeting”, allowing attackers to use this data to influence elections, create discriminatory scenarios and more.

DuckDuckGo quotes former Google CEO and chairman Eric Schmidt as saying that “Google’s policy for many of these things is to get to the narrow line, but not cross it.” But as the search engine points out, “for most people, that line was crossed a long time ago by Google, Facebook, and others.”

Some people don’t mind being tracked in their travels over the internet

Now we have to point out that not everyone has a disdain for being tracked over the internet. It helps some people more easily compare prices for a product they want to buy.

When you open a website with DuckDuckGo, you can see in real time how many trackers are blocked by the app. For example, 24 trackers were disabled on the ESPN site when we used the DuckDuckGo browser to visit the site a few seconds ago. In the DuckDuckGo app, you can go to settings to block email trackers and hide your email address without switching email providers. You can also sign up for App Tracking Protection and block trackers that hide in your other apps.

You can change the color of the iconic DuckDuckGo icon in the app’s settings menu. The bow tie that Drake wears can be changed to orange, red, green, blue, purple and black.

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