DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser
The Internet is a creepy place and getting the privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds.
This browser app provides the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information as you search and browse the Web, no matter where the Internet takes you. You can escape advertising tracker networks, increase encryption protection and also search privately. 
Too many people believe that privacy simply can’t be expected on the Internet. This browser has made it a mission to set a new standard of trust online. Install DuckDuckGo and get back your privacy!
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    Meenal Mamdani

    6 months ago

    I downloaded this browser 2 months ago and have been using it daily since then. I like it a lot. It is easy to download DuckDuckGo and install on your computer. Try it. If you don't like it you can always delete it and go back to your usual browser.

    You will notice the difference in your search results with of course, no ads, and no "favorite" sites pushed ahead of others.

    One problem I have noticed is that when I want multiple options when I hit the print button for an article, the only option is print while I would get several options such as save to PDF, etc when I was using Chrome as the browser.

    I suppose there is a way to fix this on DuckDuckGo but I am not computer savvy enough to figure it out. So apart from DuckDuckGo, I have also kept Chrome and use it only to pull up and print/save a particular article; then I revert to DuckDuckGo for my usual searching.

    Apart from privacy, I am annoyed that these search engines make tons of money out of us without our knowledge or consent and they have become so powerful that they are buying up the competition and have become huge monopolies.


    7 months ago

    No details were given on how this browser is different from others, technologically or functionally. With such little detail, it seems more of an advertisement.


    Rajan Vaswani

    In Reply to Mukesh 6 months ago

    Online privacy is not guaranteed.

    Parimal Shah

    7 months ago

    Have you cross checked these links at moneylife?
    Do they really offer privacy?

    Apple rushes to fix FaceTime 'eavesdropping' bug
    Apple has acknowledged a flaw in its FaceTime software that allowed for brief eavesdropping -- even if the recipient did not pick up.
    In some cases the target iPhone would send video, probably without the receiver's knowledge, the BBC reported.
    The flaw, first revealed by the 9to5Mac blog, appears to occur when both users are running version 12.1 of Apple's mobile operating system, or newer.
    Apple said it has developed a fix and the update would be rolled out this week. 
    The technique involves using the software's group chat function, apparently confusing the software into activating the target's microphone, even if the call had not been accepted.
    The eavesdropping ends when the call is cut after too many rings.
    Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.
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    Aditya G

    7 months ago

    Am I the only one who smells the irony? The demonstration was just as fascination as it was spooky. This is the sign that Apple is losing its clout and peaked. Reminds me of Microsoft at its prime. Their atrocious services, quality (or lack of) iOS updates, lacklustre product line up. They need to get their act I'm more likely to migrate to Android despite Google's "Don't be Evil" motto.

    Disclosure: I own a Mac and iPhone. Mac is great, and still is; iPhone -- I'm not too sure now. It's pretty much the same thing as iPhone 1, only glossier with better specs. But it still sells although sales are stagnating.

    Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools — Including ProPublica’s
    A number of organizations, including ProPublica, have developed tools to let the public see exactly how Facebook users are being targeted by advertisers. 
    Now, Facebook has quietly made changes to its site that stop those efforts. 
    ProPublica, Mozilla and Who Targets Me have all noticed their tools stopped working this month after Facebook inserted code in its website that blocks them. 
    “This is very concerning,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who has co-sponsored the Honest Ads Act, which would require transparency on Facebook ads. “Investigative groups like ProPublica need access to this information in order to track and report on the opaque and frequently deceptive world of online advertising.” 
    For the past year and a half, ProPublica has been building a searchable database of political ads and the segments of the population advertisers are paying to reach. We did this by enlisting thousands of volunteers who installed a web browser extension. The tool shared the ads users see as well as Facebook’s details on why the users were targeted. 
    In a statement to ProPublica, Facebook said the change was meant to simply enforce its terms of service. (The Guardian also published a story Sunday flagging the change.) 
    “We regularly improve the ways we prevent unauthorized access by third parties like web browser plugins to keep people’s information safe,” Facebook spokesperson Beth Gautier said. “This was a routine update and applied to ad blocking and ad scraping plugins, which can expose people’s information to bad actors in ways they did not expect.” 
    Facebook has made minor tweaks before that broke our tool. But this time, Facebook blocked the ability to automatically pull ad targeting information. 
    The latest move comes a few months after Facebook executives urged ProPublica to shut down its ad transparency project. In August, Facebook ads product management director Rob Leathern acknowledged ProPublica’s project “serves an important purpose.” But he said, “We’re going to start enforcing on the existing terms of service that we have.” He said Facebook would soon “transition” ProPublica away from its tool. 
    Facebook has launched an archive of American political ads, which the company says is an alternative to ProPublica’s tool. However, Facebook’s ad archive is only available in three countries, fails to disclose important targeting data and doesn’t even include all political ads run in the U.S. 
    Our tool regularly caught political ads that aren’t reflected in Facebook’s archive. Just this month, we noticed four groups running ads that haven’t been in Facebook’s archive: 
    After we contacted Facebook, the company canceled the ads and said it is “investigating why these particular ads weren’t classified as political so we can learn and update our protocols.” 
    Journalists in other countries — including those with impending elections like Canada, Ukraine, Guatemala and Israel — currently have no way to track political ads or targeting information. Facebook announced Monday that it plans to expand its archive to those countries this year and will debut a global tool “by the end of June.” Continue Reading
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