DuckDuckGo: An Alternative to Google

Recent revelations about much data is shared with the government has focused attention on just how many websites and services track what we do on the Internet. One of the biggest companies to do this is Google. If you don’t want Google and other major search engines to know so much about you, then you should consider using alternative search engines that protect privacy.

One search engine that’s growing in popularity is DuckDuckGo:








(The name is supposedly derived from the children’s game Duck, duck, goose.) It’s main draw is that unlike Google it doesn’t track what you’re doing or collect or share personal information. Here are search results for ibuprofen:

DuckDuckGoIbuprofenGive it a try.

Some background reading: The surprising ways that Google can track everything that you do online

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David is the Education & Information Consultant, Basic Sciences
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