I'm a new and enthusiastic user of DDG, although I confess I don't understand all the technical jargon you use to explain its workings.
However I have one practical problem. For obvious reasons, I have always set my browsers to alert me whenever I visit a secure (HTTPS) page, and also whenever I leave one.
This means that every time I enter a search into DDG, I have to click on "OK" as if I was consulting my bank account, and then again on "OK" once the results come up. Given the number of times I and most other people use a search engine every day, that is totally out of the question.
As far as I can tell, Firefox doesn't allow me to make an exception to the "alert me" rule (and even if it did, I suspect most users wouldn't know how to activate it).
For the moment, thanks to my burning desire to stop giving the likes of Google a free peek into my personal data, I have simple disactivated the "Alert me" option in Firefox so as to be able to use DDG. But that is clearly not satisfactory.
David Sharp, Paris, France