DuckDuckGo Email Protection

We’re excited to announce the beta release of DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection. Our free email forwarding service removes email trackers and protects the privacy of your personal email address without asking you to change email services or apps. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 5 days ago

DuckDuckGo Email Protection Beta

We’re excited to announce the beta release of DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection. Our free email forwarding service removes email trackers and protects the privacy of your personal email address without asking you to change email services or apps. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 6 days ago

DuckDuckGo: Email Protection

We’re excited to announce the beta release of DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection. Our free email forwarding service removes email trackers and protects the privacy of your personal email address without asking you to change email services or apps. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 7 days ago

How to protect your privacy on Linux

Easy steps to protect your data on Linux such as Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Arch, etc. Use these steps to improve privacy and security. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 month ago

Millions Choose Simple Privacy Protection with DuckDuckGo

Over the last 12 months, our apps have been downloaded more than 50M times, our search traffic increased 55%, we became the #2 search engine on mobile in U.S., Canada, Australia The Netherlands & other countries, and our estimated user count doubled to between 70-100 Million user … | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 month ago

Don't Use Google Chrome

Google has created a new tracking mechanism called FLoC, put it in Chrome, and automatically turned it on for millions of users. It's bad for privacy, which is why we're now blocking it in the DuckDuckGo extension. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 3 months ago

Browsers benchmark with DuckDuckGo privacy extension

To really stop cross-site trackers, you have to prevent them from actually loading in your browser, which is a critical blocking feature that we provide in our all-in-one privacy browser extension & mobile browser. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 3 months ago

Dear Google: Search Competition should be 1 Click Away, so why 15 on Android?

Google claims search competition is “only one click away.” So why does it take fifteen+ clicks to make DuckDuckGo Search or any other alternative the default on Android devices? | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 7 months ago

Duck Duck Go wrote an open letter to European Commission

We're calling for a trilateral meeting among Google, the European Commission, and alternative search engines to address the many flaws in Google's preference menu for Android phones in the EU. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 9 months ago

Plan Your Route Privately: DuckDuckGo Now Has Driving and Walking Directions

We're excited to announce a big step forward with the introduction of route-planning directions on DuckDuckGo Search – private, as always. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 9 months ago

DuckDuckGo Founding Member in Global Privacy Control (GPC) Standards Effort

We're proud to announce the launch of Global Privacy Control (GPC), a new standard to put privacy protection in the hands of consumers. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 9 months ago

Google’s Search Preference Menu Eliminates DuckDuckGo

Google's search preference menu auction, as we predicted, has resulted in DuckDuckGo being eliminated, making it harder for people to get simple privacy. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 10 months ago

iOS 14 lets you set DuckDuckGo as your default browser

New in iOS 14, Apple now allows people to set certain browsers as the default browser (other than Safari), and DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is now an approved default browser. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 10 months ago

Google Search Mobile Market Share Likely to Drop Around 20%

How to increase competition in the search engine market? Our new research shows that 24% of people in the US, 24% in the UK & 17% in Australia would choose a non-Google search engine when given the chance to express their preference on their mobile phones. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 11 months ago

The Privacy Risk of USB Charging Stations

It has become commonplace to find free USB charging stations in many public areas, from airports to hospital waiting rooms. While this seems like a thoughtful accommodation, a quick recharge from a USB port in a public setting could actually put your data at risk of being stolen. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 year ago

What Is the Business Model for DuckDuckGo?

We’re proud to be profitable without making your personal information the product. Here's how we make it work (and how other companies can, too). | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 year ago

Working from Home? Consider These Privacy-Focused Tools

As a remote-first Internet privacy company, we firmly believe that working outside of a traditional office setting should not compromise your privacy. To that end, we’ve rounded up privacy-respecting tools, and important settings, that you can confidently utilize while you’re wor … | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 year ago

DuckDuckGo Tracker Radar Exposes Hidden Tracking

DuckDuckGo Tracker Radar is a best-in-class, automatically-generated data set about trackers that we've made available for research and generating block lists. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 year ago

DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption

A detailed look at how DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption protects your privacy. Pinterest is now using the technology, and the code is now open source. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 year ago

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials for Safari

We're delighted to announce that DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials is now available for Safari users, helping even more people get the privacy they deserve. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 year ago

DuckDuckGo Search Improvements

We're excited to share several improvements to DuckDuckGo Search that should make your searching not only more effective, but also a more pleasant experience. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 year ago

DuckDuckGo Privacy Weekly Newsletter

We've just launched DuckDuckGo Privacy Weekly, a curated newsletter to highlight important privacy developments & share reliable advice to protect yourself. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 1 year ago

DuckDuckGo Expands Use of Apple Maps

Earlier this year we announced that we're using Apple's MapKit JS framework to power our mapping features. Today, we're excited to show you some new improvements. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

The Do-Not-Track Act of 2019

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are using the "Do Not Track" browser setting and yet most all sites ignore it. We're proposing draft legislation that can serve as a starting point to fix this unfortunate reality. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

Tech Companies Back CCPA Amendment: Privacy for All Act of 2019

With 22 co-signers, we're sending a letter of support for the Privacy for All Act of 2019 to the Privacy Committee of the California Assembly, to strengthen CCPA. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

The “Do Not Track” Setting Doesn't Stop You from Being Tracked

Most browsers have a "Do Not Track" setting which sends "a special signal to websites, analytics companies, ad networks, plug in providers, and other web services you encounter while browsing, to stop tracking your activity." Sounds good, right? Sadly, it’s not effective. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

DuckDuckGo Taps Apple Maps to Power Private Search Results

We're excited to announce that map and address-related searches on DuckDuckGo for mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple's MapKit JS framework. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

Ethical, by Design: How DuckDuckGo Designs with Your Privacy in Mind

At DuckDuckGo, ethical design is simply... "design." It's part of our mission to set a new standard of trust online, empowering people to take control of their info. All roles are focused on an ethical way forward and this is how we do it. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

Google Filter Bubble Study

Does Google show you different search results based on your personal info, even when signed out and in so-called "incognito" mode? We ran a study to find out. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

Most Americans aren't aware that FB owns WhatsApp, or that Google owns Waze

As Facebook usage wanes, messaging apps like WhatsApp are growing in popularity as a "more private (and less confrontational) space to communicate." That shift didn't make much sense to us because both services are owned by the same company, so we tried to find an explanation. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

Is Private Browsing Really Private?

Despite Private Browsing being one of the most commonly known and used privacy features, most people misunderstand the privacy protections it provides. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 2 years ago

3 Reasons Why the “Nothing to Hide” Argument Is Flawed

Some still wonder: “Why should I care? I have nothing to hide.” We take a moment to explain three key reasons why that argument against privacy is flawed. | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 3 years ago

2018 DuckDuckGo Privacy Donations: $500k from Us and $142k from You

We're excited to share the results of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge Crowdfunding Campaign! | Continue reading


@spreadprivacy.com | 3 years ago