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DuckDuckGo denies using fingerprinting to track its users

Responding to a forum post that accused it of “fingerprinting users”, privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo says that fears are unfounded and that it is not tracking its users.

The allegation was made after the Firefox extension CanvasBlocker showed a warning to users. The suggestion of fingerprinting — gathering as much information as possible about a user through their browser to create a unique identifier that can be used for tracking — is clearly something that would seem to sit in opposition to what DuckDuckGo claims to stand for. The company CEO says the accusation is simply wrong.

Full article: DuckDuckGo denies using fingerprinting to track its users

DuckDuckGo’s new tools grade websites on privacy protections

For years, DuckDuckGo has been working to give internet patrons an alternative to the trackers they normally encounter on other search engines. The company’€™s CEO, Gabriel Weinberg, told Privacy Tech in a phone interview that he feels his organization has finally reached a point where users are familiar with DuckDuckGo to the point where they feel like they do not have to go back to other well-known brands.

Source: DuckDuckGo’s new tools grade websites on privacy protections

DuckDuckGo Moves Privacy Beyond Search With New App And Extension

The privacy-focused company wants to protect users even after they leave the search page. Company promises that it won’t sell, or even store, its users’ search histories or other private information. While the service is supported by ads, they’re linked only to the keywords in individual searches, not to prior searches on the site or behavior elsewhere on the web.

Source: DuckDuckGo Moves Privacy Beyond Search With New App And Extension

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