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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling silly question? 4 years and 8 months ago
DuckDuckGo presents the results to  you in an anonymous fashion, however once you leave DuckDuckGo you are up to the privacy of the website you are visiting. The connection from DuckDuckGo to the third party site is a tad tricky, it depends on if your site is using SSL or not.

Referer is shared:
HTTPS -> HTTPS

Referer is not shared:
HTTPS -> HTTP

We don't have to worry about the clicking not originating from an HTTPS link as DuckDuckGo only works over HTTPS (unless you are using the .onion tor hidden service).

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Startpage and Ixquick track your useragent 4 years and 8 months ago
As bastik pointed out, modifying your User Agent to empty can make you even less anonymous and makes your connection look even more like a bot that that could be malicious. If you are going to spoof your User Agent, I would recommend using what the Tor Browser Bundle defaults to for a user agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

EDIT:

Also this doesn't mean that Startpage logs the user agent. It just means that do a live check on their site against the User Agent.

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling UK version? 4 years and 8 months ago
I imagine setting your region to the United Kingdom would help in this, you can set this in the settings or load this specific URL for DuckDuckGo: https://duckduckgo.com/?kl=uk-en

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling HTTPS URL contains search terms 4 years and 8 months ago
This is the nature of a "GET" request. As bizarre mentioned you can change in the settings to default to a POST request instead, but this requires saving settings and such, alternatively you can use https://duckduckgo.com/html/ and this forces your search to be done using a POST request. It will break the back button if you don't open specific pages in new tabs though.

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Advertising 4 years and 8 months ago
DuckDuckGo doesn't run any such third-party code on their site that would interject that onto duckduckgo.com. However, once you click on a result and leave DuckDuckGo another site could do something like this. It sounds like you are describing a re-direct or an embeding. I have seen some video ads that require the referer in the browser to match the domain one is currently on in order to play ads. This isn't common, but can happen. I personally disable all referers anyways just to be on the safe side. :-)

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo browser 4 years and 8 months ago
I would personally recommend the Tor Browser Bundle and add the following to it and make the following changes:

* Install Adblock Edge
* Install DoNotTrackMe
* about:config -> network.http.sendRefererHeader set to '0' (this makes the browser send absolutely no referers at all)

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Firefox starting to block duckduckgo 4 years and 8 months ago
What SHA1 fingerprint are you getting for the certificate? And what is the full domain name, I assume you mean for https://duckduckgo.com/ right?

The following is a list of the fingerprints for the current SSL certificate for https://duckduckgo.com/

* MD5: 26 A5 21 62 38 19 EC 46 6E E8 87 58 DB 17 DE 20
* SHA1: 50 63 F5 FF 0E 85 2D 8D 53 0B 6F EA 6F CC DF 04 D1 8F E2 72
* SHA256: 51 75 FB 8A 0A 1A 8F 8C CD 03 20 30 FA 1E 9E E7 46 8E E5 31 B9 76 E2 94 DC C1 56 B9 AA 36 D9 41



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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling bang for html5 on youtube 4 years and 8 months ago
Not all videos on youtube are accessible in strictly HTML5.

"If you want to find videos with WebM formats available, you can use the Advanced Search options to look for them (or just add &webm=1 to any search URL)" -- https://www.youtube.com/html5

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling is "Do Not Track Me" really working 4 years and 8 months ago
Make sure you have "Use Abine suggestions" unchecked. You can find this setting after clicking the gear in the DoNotTrackMe popup window.

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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Smartphones 4 years and 8 months ago
If you have an android and you are using at least Android 3.1 or higher you can use Adblock Plus from the Google Play market, otherwise you'll have to root your phone. Source

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