2 Jun

New Features from a Stronger Yahoo Partnership

We are excited to announce that we've renewed and strengthened our partnership with Yahoo. Our partnership will continue to help us strive for the best search experience possible.

In addition to the existing technology we've been using, DuckDuckGo now has access to features you've been requesting for years:
• Date filters let you filter results from the last day, week and month.
• Site links help you quickly get to subsections of sites.

Of course our privacy policy remains the same: we don't track you. In accordance with this strict privacy policy, we never share any personal information with any of our partners.

All of this functionality is not fully rolled out yet, but will be soon!


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It is nice for the new features, however the latest news from Yahoo shows that they aren't too passionate about protecting people's privacy. Startpage has taken the following step:


Maybe it would be good for duckduckgo to follow suit?

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 6 months ago Link

Good news! thank you for information, congratulation

posted by Marvel21 • 2 years and 7 months ago Link

Duck the best

posted by Vachel373 • 2 years and 8 months ago Link

good news

posted by Ledzepseo • 2 years and 8 months ago Link

Thank you duck

posted by Turner432 • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

I am also greatly dismayed at your news. Yahoo has been responsible for adding malware to my computer. It has also changed my search engine. I now have to use "custom install" to install programs and still Yahoo finds a way to get on my coimputer. I don't care what Yahoo guarantees, I do not trust them at all.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 9 months ago Link
posted by x.15a2 community_leader • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

Yahoo and Nasa ?

posted by Arridano531 • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

Thank you for this information

posted by Vallis201 • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

I was greatly dismayed to hear about your teaming up with Yahoo. I switched to DDG from Yahoo as my goto search engine primarily because of the ABSENCE of multimedia content both in general info AND advertising. I just wanted info in my search engine, not entertainment. If I wanted to watch a show I could go to HULU, Youtube, etc. I don't need INSTANT streaming video when I want to read info on how fix a headlight. I fully expect DDG to soon be hosting streaming newsfeeds, and assorted ads unless I am willing to PAY for a membership to remove it. I guess I'll have to go back to HotBot and Dogpile/Lycos to get my info soon enough when the Yahoo staff prevails upon you the "PROFITABILITY" of hosting advertising, paid memberships and all the annoying stuff THEY do now. Not the least of which are the submissions by "professional" morons who really don't know what they're talking about or spouting irrelevant drivel to fill article space.
I have been using Yahoo since before they were partnered with ATT, back before Lycos was told to "Go get it!" (Que the panting black Lab) and I have watched YaHOOooo fix and break the search engine NUMEROUS times all in the interest of making money. That's why I don't often use it any more. The advertising and streaming video interferes with page loading, and I can't afford a PAID ad-free experience, thank you very much. I had hoped to be using DDG for many years, but we'll see. I doubt I'll be missed.


posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

I have to agree, please do not put heavy media in the search results, we only have 1mb/s dsl where we are and rich media sites are so annoying ( not browsable at all in fact !!! )
thank you

posted by CarteMusique • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

Here is what Yegg wrote for the DDG subReddit:

We've actually been using Yahoo technology along with our own and others since the very beginning of DuckDuckGo. Over the past year though we've been working on a stronger partnership with Yahoo so we can get access to more features like date filters that everyone has been asking for (that one in particular is our most requested feature by far).

We are excited that we are about able to launch this new technology. Some more details on the latest partnership are here: https://duck.co/help/company/yahoo-partnership.

Due to contractual reasons, this technology has to come through a yahoo subdomain, but we got them to give the subdomain to us so there are no privacy implications. To make it crystal clear, Yahoo has also put out a privacy statement: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/search-for-desktop/SLN27299.html

That's the subdomain you are referring to above. The details on the technical implementation are here: https://duck.co/help/results/yahoo-technical-implementation.

With regards to the ads, nothing is changing in terms of ad privacy/tracking or our privacy policy in general. Ads should just become more relevant.

This article may also be of interest to you: https://duck.co/help/company/yahoo-partnership

In short, DDG will continue to work and function as it has in the past, while continuing to improve. DDG will NOT be Yahoo in a DDG wrapper, but will continue to provide the same privacy as it has in the past.
posted by x.15a2 community_leader • 2 years and 9 months ago Link

This information need basic knowledge

posted by HermaN12 • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Good news !

posted by Rostand • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Hackers can have a field-hackneyed day with this post.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Hope it will soon work with all the languages!! If I search "nasa" on my duckduckgo setted in french or italian it doesn't work (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=nasa&kad=it_IT&ia=about)

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posted by seosefi • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

YAHOO! powers the email of my ISP and there is nothing but technical problems which I am concerned would be an issue with DDG users: at one point earlier this spring my e-mails were "stuck" on a YAHOO! e-mail server for almost two months, those e-mails were invalidated in that period because of the backup it was impossible to verify those as valid e-mails.

Just last week right before and during the Memorial Day weekend I received a series of alleged "dns" errors from YAHOO! notifying me multiple HP websites ". . . either do not exist or are currently available." when I bookmarked the pages after being given the URL's or having the links "pushed to me" from HP -- for HPConnected.com as well as HPCloud Services, and HPInstantInk.com. On top of that the error message from YAHOO! gave me a toll-free number to call HP support to resolve the problem, but it was NOT an HP t/f phone number: the people who answered and then spoke to me spoke such heavily accented English I did not understand the name of their firm, but I did understand the claim their firm was "... the largest firm providing support for HP . . . ." Well providing support for HP is NOT HP Support. Luckily on the Tuesday morning, 5.30.16, after the extended weekend I found the HP Executive webpage, reported the problem and was contacted by email later that day.
The point is there are/were no dns errors with these HP webpages: some glitch or coding error got them gigged by YAHOO.
Oh and the "stuck e-mails" well they were finally all unstuck and dumped, all 4000 plus of them at once! Needless to say my e-mail client freaked, I had to reset the timing parameters and still it took a couple days to get them all and another 7-10 days, after sequestering them on a USB 3.0 drive, to go through all of them offline -- if I hadn't they would have caused a constipated INBOX and only perpetuated the problem.
I hope YAHOO! has learned its lesson and abides by your contractual arrangements, that it has learned as it also did earlier this year it cannot act unilaterally: acting on a report of alleged spamming on another ISP YAHOO, without notifying its users, put a "block on a large section of e-mail addresses from the second ISP; suddenly outlook.com and earthlink.net users who are friends of mine could no longer email each other! Apparently the needs of the many did not outweight the needs of the reporter of the alleged spamming -- which means somebody at YAHOO! did not see the second Star Trek Movie and Spock's moving epiphany near the end?

But I admit to being skeptical and to concern about all the other previous Internet experiences tainted IMHO from contact with YAHOO! and its YAHOOLIGANISM1

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Thanks for the new features. Is that possible that Yahoo modify/has to modify its DNS records to point not anymore on your servers but on a attacker's server ? Do you regularly check server-side that the domain still points to you ? Can you use Subresource Integrity to check your JS didn't change ?

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Congratz !

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posted by iammrigank • 2 years and 10 months ago Link

Amazing !!!

posted by Prezmaker • 2 years and 10 months ago Link