Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has been inching closer over time to do more than be a great search. In their newest move, the company has released the first preview version of their own web browser for the Mac. José Adorno at 9to5Mac has more details.
The browser uses built-in privacy protections like private search, tracker blocking, website encryption, and email protection. Downloaded over 150 million times since 2018, the team behind DuckDuckGo decided it was time to bring the “privacy, simplified” experience to desktops and laptops.9to5Mac
DuckDuckGo for Mac is an all-in-one privacy solution for everyday browsing with no complicated settings, just a “seamless private experience” alongside some new features
I’ve been using DDG for years in lieu of Google and I’ve found it to be quite good. Yes, there’s a rare time when I must return to Google, but that makes up less than 2% of my searches. To see how DDG has slowly taken privacy and made it a pillar of their business to advertise shows how far we’ve come in people who desire that kind of business. Google’s empire was built on collecting data and doing (mostly) good things to it. Now, those ways of doing business are no longer viable to a growing number of those who do not want to be tracked.