What does a secure web connection actually do?

When surfing the web, you want to keep your personal information private, not leaving it open to be spied on by Internet Service Providers or other people on your network. For this purpose, an increasing number of websites and services are using secure web connections,…

Data Privacy Day: Live Free of Facebok and Google Tracking

Today is the 11th annual Data Privacy Day. If you’re going to make real progress in your data privacy this year, you must do something about your Google and Facebook use. Here’s why and how: [embedded content] As explained in the video, here are the…

Privacy, simplified.

DuckDuckGo moves beyond search to also protect you while browsing. Over the years, DuckDuckGo has offered millions of people a private alternative to Google, serving over 16 billion anonymous searches. Today we’re excited to launch fully revamped versions of our browser extension and mobile app,…

Making Private Browsing Mode More Private

DuckDuckGo and Brave Partner on Private Browsing Mode. As we’ve highlighted before, Private Browsing mode, which is widely available in web browsers, is actually not as private as people think. Although it removes traces of web browsing sessions from your device, it doesn’t remove all…

DuckDuckGo Grew 55% in 2017 with over 15M Private Searches a Day

As we start 2018, we’re proud to look back on a banner year for DuckDuckGo: 55% growth in daily private searches, $400,000 in donations to privacy organizations, new major partnerships with Samsung and Brave, and a lot of privacy education, all in service of our…

Privacy is Mainstream

A few months ago, we published research showing significant privacy actions are now mainstream. We’ve now done some follow-up research to further define this group of people who currently care deeply enough about their online privacy to take significant actions to try to protect it….

How to Check Whether Your Web Connection’s Secure

It’s easy to underestimate how awesome encrypted internet connections are. Sure, they may not sound exciting, but without them, things like our financial details, medical histories, and relationship problems would all be visible to internet providers, or even people on the same network as you….

How to Be Even More Anonymous Online

Recently, we explained how to choose a good VPN (Virtual Private Network), noting that a VPN’s privacy policy should be a major factor in your choice. That’s because a VPN is run by a single organization that could potentially monitor or log your traffic. If…

How to Set Up Your Devices for Privacy Protection

Computers, smartphones and internet-connected gadgets have made our lives easier to the point where we’d be stuck without them. The flip side is the more we rely on them, the more data passes through them and potentially out of our control. Sadly, these devices are…

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