Searching for anything on the internet, most of us or we can say every one of us knows some names such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. These search engines provide us information related to every topic but they also leak some data from us.

To solve this problem, one new private search engine “DuckDuckGo” comes into a market that keeps your personal information saves. Here we deeply explain the search engine DuckDuckGo.

What is DuckDuckGo?

In 2008, Gabriel Weinberg was founded a new search engine “DuckDuckGo”. Like Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines, DuckDuckGo is also a popular search engine. It does not offer Chrome and Firefox but it brings an app and browser extension that prevent your online activities tracked by third-parties on mobile and desktop.

The search engine does not use cookies to follow users. Neither has it collected personal information of people, who use it.  It hides the IP Address and provides the ability to search privately.

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How is it different from other search engines?

DuckDuckGo is just like various other search engines, it helps you find information related to your keyword. But the important part of this search engine is it keeps your information safe. It is different from the normal search engine in terms of privacy which is explained below.

Data Privacy

When we use Google and another search engine in private mode, the search term is sent to the site you are visiting in the HTTP referrer header. When viewing that site, the computer automatically shares information like an IP address that helps to identify you.

On the other hand, DuckDuckGo prevents this from happening. When you tap on a link on the site it redirects that request in such a way to stop it sending your search terms to other sites. The site knows that you have viewed them but does not know what search term enters nor it share any personal information that detects you.

Encrypted version

A normal website like Google and others share the URL that your site consists and unknowingly leak your information. While DuckDuckGo offers an encrypted version that changes links from several major sites to point to the encrypted versions includes Facebook, Twitter, and others.

How to use DuckDuckGo?

The most important feature of DuckDuckGo is bangs. By using it, you can enter the search thing and inside of searching the whole internet, you search only one specific site.

For example: By entering “!w howler monkeys”, term in the bang, you can look up howler monkeys on Wikipedia.

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Last Update: March 21, 2020