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labbe5

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 19:02    Post subject:  DuckDuckGo
Subject description: pro-privacy search engine hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year
 

https://techcrunch.com/?p=1731273

Some nice momentum for privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo which has just announced it’s hit 30 million daily searches a year after reaching 20M — a year-on-year increase of 50%.

Further reading :
https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/ Onion address of DuckDuckGo
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s243a

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 20:10    Post subject:  

I wonder what percentage of their searches are from tor.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2018, 13:30    Post subject:  

Duckduckgo is banned at our library so I enquired as to why.
They claim it can be used to visit illegal sites (which would be blocked anyway and do they only use google results or am I missing something?) and hide information that may be needed for criminal proceedings.

All seemed a bit excessive to me... I assumed they simply cleaned up results and removed ads while preventing tracking.

Note that the libraries service desk CAN access it...as the Americans say 'go figure'.

mike
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s243a

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2018, 17:36    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
Duckduckgo is banned at our library so I enquired as to why.
They claim it can be used to visit illegal sites (which would be blocked anyway and do they only use google results or am I missing something?) and hide information that may be needed for criminal proceedings.

All seemed a bit excessive to me... I assumed they simply cleaned up results and removed ads while preventing tracking.

Note that the libraries service desk CAN access it...as the Americans say 'go figure'.

mike


On duckduckgo there is a setting to turn off safe search. I don't know whether or not someone can do the same thing on Google.

But according to duckduckgo what is mostly blocked is porn and why would someone want to watch porn at the library?
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2018, 17:40    Post subject:  

Indeed...iirc google has the same safe search option in settings for the same purpose.
mike
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