It's all well and good that "DuckDuckGo doesn't track you" and is privacy friendly blah blah. My concern is this:
DuckDuckGo is a company which is incorporated in the USA and so it falls under the rule of the NSA and FISA. Perhaps DuckDuckGo is already cooperating with these entities but either way, it's either happening right now or will be in the future and while you're based in the USA you cannot do anything to resist. When they come knocking and force DuckDuckGo to start tracking/logging users then there's going to be no indication that it's happening. I mean, obviously DuckDuckGo isn't going to change their homepage and say "The Search Engine that doesn't track you *" (* - except we feed everything to the NSA but don't worry).
I know it's easy for me to say but as long as DuckDuckGo is based in the US then the probability of this happening is big and worrying.
Is there a plan?