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NSA-thwarting alternative to Google search has a record year

11
Jan
2014

You probably assume that Google holds a monopoly on Internet search. Think again. According to a blog post, DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t collect or share any of your personal information, processed a record 1 billion searches in 2013. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo will never store historical search data or inundate you with targeted ads, sell your information to the highest bidder, or invite you to a terrible social network. Much like T-Mobile, the search engine’s spirited message convinced a great deal of users to rethink what they had been told was the status quo. The Guardian reports that the Snowden leaks were a significant force behind DuckDuckGo’s rising traffic: “By November, more than 4 million people were using the site

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