A Majority of Americans Don’t Know That Facebook Owns Instagram

And 45% Don’t Know That Google Owns YouTube In the wake of news about Cambridge Analytica obtaining the personal data Facebook kept on 50 million Americans, #DeleteFacebook went viral. And, as our recent survey revealed, about 60 percent of Americans plan to share less information…

What U.S. Adults Think About Facebook After Cambridge Analytica

Survey Results from 1,153 U.S. Adults Over the past week and a half, there has been a lot of excellent media coverage detailing how Cambridge Analytica was able to easily download the sensitive personal information of 50 million Facebook users after only getting questionable authorization…

Default Private Search in Private Browsing Mode

DuckDuckGo and Vivaldi Partner on Private Browsing Mode. As regular readers of this blog will know, but sadly most people still do not, Private Browsing modes generally don’t prevent online tracking of your searches, and this includes everything you type into Google. Private browsing modes…

Join the $500,000 DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge Crowdfunding Campaign

Help double our donations and support online privacy. We’re excited to announce that we’re donating half a million dollars to non-profits that share in DuckDuckGo’s vision of raising the standard of trust online, and we need your help! Since 2011 we’ve donated $800,000 to projects…

What do security certificates actually do?

In a previous post we saw the effect of encryption, trying to make content unreadable to anyone watching your traffic. Great, you may think, my DuckDuckGo searches are safe! Yes, but only if it’s really DuckDuckGo at the other end of your connection. There are…

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…