Search Engine Privacy

Search Engine Privacy

Search Engine Privacy

‘To Google’ has become a verb meaning to search for something on the internet, and although Google has certainly cornered the market in search engine technology (in fact for a large number of people Google is the internet), it isn’t the only game in town. And for those who value search engine privacy and prefer not to have their search history or personal information collected, there is one option which stands out above all others: the weirdly named DuckDuckGo.

In a nutshell

  • The company has been around since 2008, so has had plenty of time to refine their search algorithms
  • DuckDuckGo does not track you
  • They don’t collect any personal information
  • Because of the above, they have nothing to share with third parties even if they wanted to
  • It sports a similar minimalist design to Google’s, and is equally easy to use

Don’t get me wrong, I think Google is great – it’s fast, efficient and by and large gives you just what you were looking for. But for the privacy-minded who prefer not to be tracked or have their search history saved, DuckDuckGo is a fantastic alternative.