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Mainer
26 Oct 2021

I've been using DuckDuckGo for quite a few years now, probably recommended by you. I like that it's not tracking everything I do. I think the searches give more concise results. I don't understand why it's not more popular than Google.

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Dennis English
26 Oct 2021

I have used DuckDuckGo for several years, and have had no complaints. I like the lack of user data collection by the site.

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Annette N
26 Oct 2021

I have used DuckDuckGo for years and I love it. I feel like finding it was a happy coincidence for me.

I tell everyone it is the way to go.

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Reuven Freuman
26 Oct 2021

How does DuckDuckGo compare with Brave search?

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Bill C
26 Oct 2021

Yep !!! Been using Duck Duck for some years and LOVE it. Try it !

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JP
26 Oct 2021

I've been using DuckDuckGo for many years. In addition to the reasons you've given, I like using it to search for images. You can select 3 levels of content results, so if you don't want X-rated images to display in the results, it's an option.

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Charles
26 Oct 2021

It's all I use. But for actual anonymity use the extension. I read an article that showed that sites would see your information coming from DDG, but not if you use the extension.

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BoinLV
26 Oct 2021

I have been using StartPage for several years. It presents Google search data with true privacy. Love and trust it.

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John O
26 Oct 2021

Just fine and requires less input and no snooping.

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Frances
26 Oct 2021

What keeps me from using DuckDuckGo is transferring my bookmarks and tool bar.

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Ronald Ottenwess
26 Oct 2021

I have used Startpage until very recently when I discovered that SP returned some very left-leaning political results as did Google. Not so on DDG.

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nebbel
26 Oct 2021

DuckDuckGo has been my default for a couple of years. As secondary, I use Ecosia, which is very quick, clean, and has the bonus of planting trees where they're needed. Both these browsers do whatI need and make me smile.

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GerryR
26 Oct 2021

DuckDuckGo wins the crown jewel for search engines. StartPage is second.

Since DuckDuckGo has now come out with a web browser that, while not in beta, is going through changes. The problem is its lack of extensions. Of course, a VPN built into that web browser would really be great.

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Stephe
26 Oct 2021

DDG and, for those moments when only Google will do, Startpage which has a similar non-retention policy.

I wonder if Startpage, which performs an anonymous Google search on your behalf, adds to the stats that the data-hoover boast?

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Stephan Borau
26 Oct 2021

Qwant is another private search engine, out of Europe. Diversity is good -- different perspectives on connecting to more information.

Pretty sure Startpage and Google don't return left-leaning political results. Google changed their algorithm a few years ago to throttle left-learning results (e.g., when searching "socialism" because of Bernie Sanders trending -- World Socialist Website, Truthdig saw noticeable declines in web traffic).

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Karena
26 Oct 2021

I started using DDG years ago, when Bing started getting popular. For about a week, I conducted every single search simultaneously in Bing, Google, and DDG, so I could compare them; consistently, I got the best results from DDG. Every once in a while, though, I don't seem to get much from DDG and will use Google with success - I guess maybe part of it just depends on what you're searching for.

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hifi5000
26 Oct 2021

DuckDuckGO is a very good web searcher.I had no issues with it and will recommend it to anyone who asks.Mozilla's Firefox has it as one of their suggested web searchers.

Posted by:

Dave
26 Oct 2021

I use Duck Duck Go at work, no issues with it.

Posted by:

JimM
26 Oct 2021

I've been using DDG since day one. Love the Privacy! Google only for YouTube.

Posted by:

RandiO
26 Oct 2021

Thank you BobRankin for all that you do for us to keep us informed.
"They also have non-tracking affiliate partnerships with Amazon and eBay." Does it really matter if DDG has non-tracking 'partnerships' if eBay (or amazon) does not need assistance w/their tracking-on-steroids invasiveness[?], which go beyond the normal tracking-cookies??
Try this test:
Go to the eBay site w/o logging in.
You will NOW notice that eBay will ask you (w/a pop-up) if you want to use account to log-in to eBay. Huh? What?
I tried this test BOTH with and w/o having another browser page/tab open in google or gmail (w/ or w/o google sign-in). I spent 20 minutes of eBay chat about my privacy concerns and got nothing but a run-around.
During this 20min. chat-time, I logged-in to my eBay and completely deleted that 22 year old account.
AND, copied/pasted the "eBay Account Deletion Confirmation" as a goodbye reply in the eBay chat.
Done!

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