03 Jun

DuckDuckGo in Safari

Yesterday at WWDC, Apple announced that DuckDuckGo will be included as a built-in search option in future versions of Safari on iOS and OS X. We are thrilled to be included in Safari and it's great that Apple is making it easy for people to access our anonymous search option. This makes DuckDuckGo the first privacy-focused search engine to be added to one of the top four browsers and is a huge milestone for both us and privacy supporters.

We'd like to express our gratitude to those supporters, and especially those in our community. Without you expressing your support for our vision of a superior search experience with real privacy, this would not be possible.

If you are an Apple developer, you can try out DuckDuckGo in Safari right now through the new developer and beta release of iOS and OS X. For everyone else, look for Apple's public release of iOS and OS X sometime this fall! We're delighted to welcome Safari users to our newly reimagined and redesigned DuckDuckGo.

* Apple press release
* DuckDuckGo press release
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anonymous
While Mozilla hasn't got around to it yet, Ubuntu (among other free software distributions) includes DuckDuckGo in its Firefox package, which is Ubuntu's default browser.

I expect you know this, but it's worth mentioning here next to the news about Safari.

On this fresh installation of Ubuntu, Firefox is showing DuckDuckGo as the 4th of 8 alternatives to Google.
posted by <hidden> • 9 months and 27 days ago Link
lucianmarin
I was very surprised to see it when I opened Safari on Yosemite. It's a nice addition and a boost well deserved for DuckDuckGo.

DuckDuckGo is also the default search engine for Monochrome.
posted by lucianmarin 9 months and 27 days ago Link
Maui
Mozilla will be on the bandwagon soon, glad Safari got on board. I think DuckDuckGo will be on most engines soon to give searchers what they want fast.
posted by Maui 9 months and 27 days ago Link
anonymous
Do you know whether there will there be an option to use DDG within Spotlight, or is that limited to Bing only?
posted by <hidden> • 9 months and 26 days ago Link
anonymous
Who knows apple may also buy duckduckgo and keep as iduckduckgo. . congrats.
posted by <hidden> • 9 months and 26 days ago Link
anonymous
This nailed the use of DuckDuckGo for me and consider it no longer safe to use, since it's being incorporated as a key component into systems of a company that enforces DRM and similar, is known to spy on people on a massive level, contains a lot of backdoors and I could go on.
posted by <hidden> • 9 months and 26 days ago Link
anonymous
You could go on, but you'd look even sillier if you did.
posted by <hidden> • 8 months and 19 days ago Link
severuscold
I'm extremelly happy to see that Apple supports DuckDuckGo.

Keep going DDG, you have one more big company supporting you. :)
posted by severuscold Translation Manager9 months and 24 days ago Link
preemeijer
Good news for DuckDuckGo.
Keep up the good work!
posted by preemeijer Community Leader9 months and 24 days ago Link
adminerous
posted by adminerous 9 months and 21 days ago Link
adminerous
posted by adminerous 9 months and 21 days ago Link
anonymous
Great news and big respect to you guys doing this work. Keep going.
posted by <hidden> • 9 months and 16 days ago Link
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posted by <hidden> • 9 months and 4 days ago
kolappan
Good news
posted by kolappan 6 months and 6 days ago Link
anonymous
DuckDuckGo appears in Safari 7.1, so it's also in-built for Mavericks users. Congratulations!
posted by <hidden> • 5 months and 27 days ago Link
movileschinos
I use chrome, not problems in Safari too.
posted by movileschinos 16 hours and 50 minutes ago Link