Why DuckDuckGo is giving away 10,000 shirts
DuckDuckGo just crossed ten million searches a day for the first time ever! We’re proud to be helping so many people take back their privacy. In celebration, we’re giving away ten thousand DuckDuckGo t-shirts to enthusiasts who help their friends and family take back their privacy as well.
It’s easier than ever to switch to DuckDuckGo now that we’re a built-in search option in Safari and Firefox . And the search experience is better than ever, with everything you expect to be there and more .
PEW recently reported results validating that people care deeply about online privacy. For example, “40% [of Americans] think that their search engine provider shouldn’t retain information about their activity.” We've grown 600% since NSA surveillance news broke two years ago. And yet only a few percent of people have even heard of DuckDuckGo and other private alternatives. Getting the word out is our biggest challenge and we could really use your help. Every conversation helps.
Although there are many ways you’re tracked online, there are a few solutions that provide significant protection. First, switch your search engine, email and other major services where your personal information is heavily tracked to good private alternatives . Second, add EFF's HTTPS Everywhere plugin to your browser, which will encrypt web site connections where possible. Third, add EFF’s Privacy Badger plugin to your browser, which blocks third-party trackers. These three simple changes will pretty seamlessly and significantly reduce your digital footprint.