duckduckgo not private

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 3 years and 4 months ago • Updated: 3 years and 4 months ago
I searched "joshua tree" on DDG and when I logged onto amazon my "recommendations" were all the band U2, including their album Joshua Tree. How can this be if DDG. Is private?

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If you've previously used Amazon, it can figure out your recommendations from many other things (predictive recommendation is one of those interesting things that young computer people like me love creating during their spare time).

I would suggest you stop using Amazon anyway because it both tracks you and uses fulfillment centres. There are quite a lot of alternatives and probably worth the inconvenience.

If you stop using Amazon, I would suggest you go into your browser and delete all of Amazon's cookies.

posted by MyUser 3 years and 4 months ago Link