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Has anyone here tried the DuckDuck.go web browser?  I've been seeing alot of ads for it lately.  Its not supposed to track your browsing hisory, no cookies, etc.  I wonder if it's a safe site, or if it's safe to download.

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My DH installed it on our laptop and it works just fine.  Supposedly it's not tracking everything we do.

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I installed it about a year ago, no issues. 

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Thanks for your replies.  I may try it.

Wendy Lou Hoo.

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@Wendy Lou Hoo 

 

I use 'Startpage', it uses Google by proxy, free, very safe, no tracking/selling info, check for the great reviews.

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@Wendy Lou Hoo 

 

We have used Duck Duck Go for years.

Never a problem!

 

Be sure to clear your cache frequently.  

 

 

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They are advertising a lot around here lately, particularly on radio.  How do they make money?  Through advertising, like every other search engine?

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I have Duck Duck Go and love it. It is good to see the privacy/security rating for sites you go to.

 

For instance, when I go to the main screen for QVC, it gives it a D rating. On the QVC forums it gives a C rating. On Pro Boards forums it gives a B+ rating.

 

When I go on my bank's website, it has a B+ rating. Other financial places I go have B+ ratings too.

 

I just went on Amazon's website and it's front screen has a D rating. My city's website has a D rating.  My utilities website has a D rating.

 

I have never seen any website with an A rating, but there may be one.

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@World Traveler wrote:

I have Duck Duck Go and love it. It is good to see the privacy/security rating for sites you go to.

 

For instance, when I go to the main screen for QVC, it gives it a D rating. On the QVC forums it gives a C rating. On Pro Boards forums it gives a B+ rating.

 

When I go on my bank's website, it has a B+ rating. Other financial places I go have B+ ratings too.

 

I just went on Amazon's website and it's front screen has a D rating. My city's website has a D rating.  My utilities website has a D rating.

 

I have never seen any website with an A rating, but there may be one.


using DDG right now where can I find those ratings

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I've been using it for a year now and really like it.