anonymous
Duckduckgo doesn't control whether HTTPS is used on the links they index. I guess for some reason their algorithm has ranked HTTPS wikipedia pages higher than the non-ranked ones.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 26 days ago Link

anonymous
Actually DDG does enable https for some results like wikipedia, when https is enabled :)
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 25 days ago Link
anonymous
We started experimenting with upgrading those results to https all the time when possible, though the connection to us would still be in HTTP if the HTTPS setting is off. The HTTPS setting was more about forcing our search form submission to be encrypted and therefore protect your search term from man in the middle attacks or ISP snooping.
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 6 years and 25 days ago Link
yegg
THat last reply was me.
posted by yegg Staff6 years and 25 days ago Link
zdanevich
Why option screen have option to disable HTTPS if this option is ignoring? I don't need security - I need speed.
posted by zdanevich 3 years and 3 months ago Link
anonymous
But then I can't expect a setting or something?
posted by [Old Forum rafaelluik] • 6 years and 25 days ago Link