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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Just a tip on Metadata with EXIF when you are using Social Media. 3 years and 8 months ago
Just as a sidenote, it's GNU+Linux, not GNU or Linux ;)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Better Netflix search URL 3 years and 8 months ago
The former URL is accessible to everyone, whereas the latter only applies to Netflix members. Therefore, it is better to use the former. It would be possible to create a !netflixa or something to differentiate, but it's not high priority.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling help.dukgo.com SSL Certificate Revoked 3 years and 9 months ago
https://duck.co/help/results/syntax and then the hyperlink for: !bang syntax.
a comment on the General Rambling help.dukgo.com SSL Certificate Revoked 3 years and 9 months ago
Whilst browsing the help pages to get a reference guide for !bangs, I came across an SSL certificate error by Firefox. The certificate used for help.duckgo.com is out of date by around 5 days. It is a good idea to update this so others don't encounter this error. I am running Firefox in hard-fail mode as a security precaution, so others may not be alerted (https://www.grc.com/revocation.htm). I have attached an image for reference. This error may be replicated by visiting any page on help.duckgo.com. Thanks!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo censored by commercial web blocking software! 3 years and 10 months ago
Just thought I'd post here again as a bit of a bump for anyone who could help report this error to the company and also to add that the domain: piratebay.se is not filtered by this company, whereas DuckDuckGo is!
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo censored by commercial web blocking software! 3 years and 10 months ago
I'm thinking that it's something to do with their firewall software being unable to block websites using SSL (it sometimes returns an error rather than a block page). But this is somewhat irrelevant as they do not filter traffic from YouTube, at least I think not.
a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo censored by commercial web blocking software! 3 years and 10 months ago
Hi DDG community,

I'm hear to report something I find quite unsettling. I have been using DuckDuckGo for a number of years now and have been enjoying the settings sync between school, home and elsewhere. I also like that DDG is gaining momentum amongst privacy advocates, etc. Recently, however, I have been unable to visit DuckDuckGo in my school due to archaic/draconian internet restrictions put in place to safeguard against questionable content. I have raised my issues to the administrators with no success and they recommend that I use Google!!!

But the thing is, my school's firewall is supplied by an external company called Lightspeed Systems who are generally quite helpful but do operate on a block-first-ask-later methodology. On this occasion, however, they have refused outright to honour requests for DDG to be removed from the database of blocked websites. You can visit Lightspeed's database here. As you can see, DuckDuckGo has been blocked as a 'security threat' as it apparently allows users to bypass the firewall provided by this company. Which is, as far as I'm aware, untrue. If you look to the right column, you can see that there is a contact form to submit a site for review, if you could perhaps contact this company to allow access to DuckDuckGo, that would be great. I have tried before but they essentially shunned me and said that they would not verify their categorisation was correct.

This is an awful abuse of power from this company who should be allowing access to education websites and not debilitating student's internet access. If you could just take a couple of minutes to contact them about this, that would be great. I hope you didn't get bored reading this, I'm just passionate about DuckDuckGo. :-)

Thanks,
Adam Galloway
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Bookmarklet changes 4 years and 1 month ago
Thanks for your help :)
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Bookmarklet changes 4 years and 1 month ago
Yeah, it's functioning correctly now.
However, it is still absent from the settings page, meaning people who have not already configured Cloud Save will be unable to find the parameter they must use for the URL.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Bookmarklet changes 4 years and 1 month ago
Thanks for the quick response.
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