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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Our privacy via DDG partnerships? 2 years and 6 months ago
I now have a bit of a better understanding of how building the search query from multiple sources makes DDG the better search engine, thanks.
So, I surmise since the original query is submitted via DDG, the other "partners" cannot reliably sort the 'who' and 'where' of the user submitting the request- DDG strips that info, is that a simple and easy way to describe it?
I really appreciate your answer above, in this world of tracking and privacy abuse :)
ThatGirl
a comment on the General Rambling Our privacy via DDG partnerships? 2 years and 6 months ago
On the very bottom right of your search page, it shows a logo and says "in Partnership with Yandex". Their privacy policy is very different than yours, and indicates it applies whether you are logged into their services or not. I completely disagree with what their policy says, even though it often refers to their email services, it ALSO applies to businesses they are in partnership with. What gives? It seems to be the EXACT opposite of what DuckDuckGo promises.
I have read that you must make some compromises, but even as a semi-novice user (still) though I have had DDG as my default search engine for many months (and recommended many other users), it seems rather complex, and begs to wonder what one really has to do to protect our own privacy? Yandex seems committed to undoing what DDG commits t providing- and likely other 'partnerships'. All this for setting things up as a default search engine? (And still no T-Shirt!)
Something seems very over complicated and not explained to the average user who believes they will not be tracked by clicking "Click here to set DDG as your default search engine" and going through the trouble of removing Bing and Google (not always so easy).

Yandex indicates it tracks all those who they are in partnership with, logged in to them or not...

PLEASE provide an explanation!
a comment on the blog post Why DuckDuckGo is giving away 10,000 shirts 2 years and 6 months ago
I had gotten a prompt for a free t-shirt- to login the next day (though I was up late and it WAS the date specified) and I would get my code. I logged in the next day and- NO CODE!
I have conveyed DDG to family and friends, even some support personnel at Time Warner Cable!
But the link never came back and I am shirtless, so to speak. What happened? This was over a month ago.
...and I have gotten great feedback about DDG and answered questions about making it their default search engine- it can be a little tricky but we've all gotten past it! C'mon back to me with the disappeared link to the code for the free T-Shirt!

I am not a coder, but loving DDG since I heard about it in Jan, '15. This is my first post, I hope it gets read and gets some results!
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