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the "you've already been to this page". First of all, how does DuckDuckGo know that I've already been to one of the webpages? That feature should be an optional feature in Settings.

If you look at most any web page that has links, you'll notice that links that you've already used are typically displayed in a different than one that you haven't visited. This is the case with the current version of DDG. It's exactly the same technology being used here except instead of changing the text color, the message it displayed. There's no tracking taking place, it's just information that's reported from your browser. As I understand it, this feature will be optional, with the way you are currently seeing it being the default.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 2 months ago Link

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One other point, if you notice the full text of the message, it's Your browser indicates if you've visited this link. So, DDG doesn't know that you've been to a web page, your browser does.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 2 months ago Link