anonymous
That single request hits your app AND it hits AWS (which Gabe admits they log).

How do you know the request hits AWS as well?

I tried it out and it only hit ddg in FF.
I'm sure ddg fetches all the data for you beforehand. not real time.
Even if it did, why would it have to send your IP along with the request?
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anonymous
By "hitting AWS" I mean it passes through AWS infrastructure. There's no way for it to hit DDG without passing through AWS. DDG doesn't pass your IP...your computer does. Here's an exercise:

With firebug active in FF put "https://duckduckgo.com/?q=bob+dylan" in the browser's address. In the "Net" tab in firebug the very first entry will be "GET ?q=bob+dylan". Copy the remote IP and go to "http://itools.com/tool/arin-whois-domain..." and enter that IP address. See? Amazon's name is there (and not DDG's) and Amazon own that IP address. You just sent a query to Amazon's computers and Amazon logs your IP Address & search terms, etc.
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anonymous
I can't believe I missed that.
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anonymous
Why don't you find DDG a new server host then? One with a nice pivacy policy : )
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