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DuckDuckGo search engine had another record year in 2021

@John C.
imagine believing DuckDuckGo “aspect of privacy” when in 2006 Gabriel Weinberg had a history of abuse of privacy, starting with his founding of Names DB, a capitalist surveillance service designed to coerce naive users into submit sensitive information about their friends.

Or they’ve been caught repeatedly breaking their own supposed privacy terms, like when their Android app sends to their servers and stores all the URLs users enter.

Early Internet privacy is about as real as Santa Claus, and the description fits perfectly because even today, in 2021, we see some weird dudes on the streets who could be bad people wearing “Father’s clothes”. Christmas’ because it’s all marketing and for money like privacy, marketing and monkey, not a real thing.

You go to DuckDuckGo and the first thing uBlock blocks some “improving.duckduckgo” images, now do a search and you will see 10 more, Brave is not blocking because they are 1p, but they are whitelisted as ” 1p analytics “Blocking 1p is pretty much pointless because you are already giving out your IP address and other information to any domain you visit.
But what information do you think these “analytics” want to get from you?

They use Microsoft Bing so they share your information with Microsoft and Microsoft stores it longer than they do, do you think that because it doesn’t include your full IP address you are now invisible to Microsoft knowing who you are? I mean, there are millions of ways to find out who someone is, by the way you type, the way your sentences are done, your research, etc.

is it always a “Likewise, we may add an affiliate code to certain ecommerce sites (eg Amazon and eBay) that results in a refund of small commissions to DuckDuckGo when you make purchases on those sites?” “?

I mean you literally have someone injecting affiliate links but somehow you have to trust them your information is not being disclosed or traced back to you?

I mean, do you really trust them? Do you really trust a business that uses Bing? Because duckduckgo isn’t even useful to many, as they censor content on Bing, so they don’t help the internet in that regard either.
But they all share information with Microsoft, so you give your information to two companies… why not use Bing directly then? you would save yourself and give it to one.

Only because they say they “do not collect any information” which has been shown to be a lie over and over again can it be a myth, like all “aspects of privacy “on the Internet, because once you are connected to the network, someone receives your information.
I mean it looks like the same pattern that Microsoft says with their privacy policies and google and amazon and apple and everybody, like a cut and paste document that they don’t follow.

They have weird partnerships with weird companies, like Yahoo, do you trust Yahoo? or what about the fact that they use (d) Microsoft mail services? (like… they don’t seem really worried about their business privacy)

They were accused of taking users’ fingerprints using the Canvas DOMRect API on their search engine.

I mean, privacy itself is just a business, they make money with your information but also to supposedly protect your information which is just a lie because they don’t protect big -something or nothing at all.

You might not be using EpicBrowser, but in their FAQ they pretty much tell the reality of those companies using Google or Bing APIs

Why aren’t the so-called DuckDuckGo or Startpage private search engines offered in Epic? Why can’t you trust them?
They wrote to us often – until we asked them to tell us how they worked. They have since refused to tell us what data they send to their Google / Bing partners to retrieve search ads. It is misleading to say that you don’t save any data if you always send it to other partners who do. Clicking on their ads sends you and your data directly to Google or Bing, which is not clearly disclosed to users by either search engine. It’s strange to think of yourself as a private search engine when your business model depends on sending your users’ personal data to Bing or Google. We therefore cannot believe that they offer a significant privacy advantage over direct use of Bing, Google or Yahoo.

Do you still think a company like DuckDuckGo has some aspect of privacy? is this reality or just a more fanciful internet marketing plan being thrown at users?
Like an illusionist, distracting yourself with one hand to take a trick, because it’s not “magic”, it’s not real. Just like Google and Apple and Microsoft and other evil and powerful tech companies that have made the internet their own little kingdom and all they need to do is the same as anyone in power will say, what you want to hear, when they don’t care, and DuckDuckGo, like every other company, has the same privacy documents that say what you want to hear.