> no rights are being infringed by ddg

It is a common misconception that a right is not a right if it's not in the law, and a freedom is not a freedom if it's not enforced by legislative authorities. No, DuckDuckGo is not breaking the law. (This may have been what set you off and made you sound defensive; it should not have.)

What it is doing -- running non-free programs on users' computers -- is not ethical from the software freedom perspective.
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