DuckDuckGo is on the up up up

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Posted: 03/02/2017


DuckDuckGo, the privacy-first search engine, hit an important milestone last month, recording more than 14 million searches on 10th January – a big hit for the search facility, which has seen over 10 billion searches conducted since its inception in 2008.

Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo’s CEO, credits the surge in popularity to the increasing consciousness around data privacy and in particular surveillance, motivating people to find alternatives to the search giants such as Google.

“People are actively seeking out ways to reduce their digital footprint online,” says DuckDuckGo, noting that a Pew Research study reported 40 percent of people believe search engines shouldn’t retain information about a user’s online activity.


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