DuckDuckGo is a private search engine, whose main concern is the privacy of its users. Now, you can protect your data and this is how to do so!

Fear about personal data security has grown in recent years, especially since the NSA’s surveillance plot was revealed. For this reason, Gabriel Weinberg created this private search engine DuckDuckGo to protect people’s privacy.

DuckDuckGo Is Changing Lives

Users and companies have relied on this private search engine born in 2008 in a gradual way. According to Weinberg, last year, 3 billion searches were performed on DuckDuckGo, a positive figure but also modest if you consider that Google probably makes similar numbers daily.

Anyways, these four reasons will convince you why you should do the same.

DuckDuckGo Privacy

The main feature that defines DuckDuckGo is privacy.  It offers searches in encrypted version (https), does not show promoted results and its advertising can be easily deactivated.

Come for privacy, stay for the bangs

This could be the perfect DuckDuckGo motto. Your mission with this private search engine is clear: to minimize the number of clicks a user has to make since typing the search term into the desired page, thanks to short cuts called bangs, which serve to integrate external search engines, from Wikipedia to Amazon, to eBay or Google.

Do not turn your back on Google: Improve it

Thanks to integration with other search engines through shortcuts, it is possible to continue using Google, and more quickly. This function is useful when we think that DuckDuckGo is not enough or that does not give the desired results. Just add the bang!

Those who consider it ironic to use an alternative browser that takes care of privacy to end up in the technology giant should always know that searches are always conducted in encrypted version (https). If this is not enough, you can access the encrypted version of Google that uses SSL encryption.

QR codes and more

Google already includes a lot of features: calculator, currency exchange, definitions … DuckDuckGo maintains them to a great extent. It is possible to obtain the QR code of any page by adding that word before the desired link.