Using Duck Duck Go Extension, With Google Chrome Web Browser My Privacy was NOT Any More Protected!

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Created: 4 years and 1 month ago
I watched the interview, on Thom Hartmann's Show, cannot remember the name of the show right now, on at 8pm, and during the interview it was pointed that my history of using The Duck Duck Go search engine was not kept. Yet, after I used The Google Chrome Duck Duck Go Extension (tried to make it a Browser I can use, but could not find a way and could not find a way to make it my homepage for Google Chrome), I checked my Google history and it has Duck Duck Go and all the websites I searched for and visited using Duck Duck Go. How has Duck Duck Go done helping to protect my privacy?

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Thank you all for the many comments, questions and suggestions. Particular thanks go to user x.15a2 for constantly monitoring, replying and helping so many users here. To continue these discussions, please head over to the DuckDuckGo subreddit.

Your internet activity is stored by the browser that you use (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.) and that's fine because that information is stored locally on your computer. The difference between DDG and (for example) Google, is that Google not only stores the searches that you perform, it can share that information with others (including advertisers, Google's own uses and, in some cases, government agencies like the NSA and possibly others). DDG stores none of this data, once you've done your search, it's purged from DDG's servers, so no one else can have access to it.

DDG is a search engine and cannot control any activities past the search phase, but not having your searches tracked or bubbled is a great alternative to the other search engines.

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posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 1 month ago Link
Just to know, does zoho offer sticky threads? It would be useful to have some of them highlighted, there's a giant bunch of people that does not completely understand what's a search engine, what it can do and what it can't, that you're already working on an image search, etc...
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 4 years and 1 month ago Link
What happened to my reply? I posted it today
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 4 years and 1 month ago Link
Yes, there are sticky posts. Great idea making one for image search but there's limited space in the sidebar so really general information is usually left out. You can find a lot of things in our help pages and just by looking it up on DuckDuckGo!


posted by zac Staff4 years and 1 month ago Link