Disconnect search

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 4 years and 4 months ago
Disconnect has added a their own search add-on https://www.disconnect.me/search/info
 
Thoughts?

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anonymous
Why DDG is on that list?
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 1 month ago Link
zac
DuckDuckGo is already private so the addon isn't adding anything that we don't already have by default (encrypted search, no referrer, etc.)
The overlap of people looking for privacy means there are probably some DDG fans that would like to easily use it through their addon so they've included DuckDuckGo to support that notion.
posted by zac Staff4 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
So if we search DuckDuckgo and add a !G to a search and takes us to Google search does google get the info or it looks like it came from DuckDuckgo and stays private?
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 29 days ago Link
zac
Not exactly sure what you mean. !bangs act like redirects and we're unable to control the privacy policy of another site so, once you're at another site, you're no longer operating under the DDG privacy.
posted by zac Staff4 years and 28 days ago Link
anonymous
So it's plain redirect right?
Unlike disconnect search if you know how it works they take your search query and send it to google as if it came from Disconnect without identifying You, this way you can search Privately.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 28 days ago Link
TV
True, but on other hand, your searching terms will still be collected by google.
posted by TV 4 years and 28 days ago Link
TV
posted by TV 4 years and 28 days ago Link