DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

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  • img Community
    You can never know what can happen online. Malware is just one out of more than 100 different risks surfing the web can bring to your phone in a second. DuckDuckGo is a good browser to keep your searches away from nosy intruders and your privacy intact.
    img by Yadi
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    Because I’m able to get unfiltered results.
    img by Daniela
    3 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Take control of your privacy! Keep your personal information safe as you search and browse the web with DuckDuckGO
    2. Included Privacy Grade rating tells you how protected you are when you visit a website, rated on a score of A to F
    3. Forces sites to use an encrypted connection where available, meaning your data stays safe and protected
  • A simply private and elegant mobile experience Mar 20, 2021

    By AertoneFX
    This app is just everything a mobile browser could need, and it only gets better with each update! First things first, this app looks like it was made with the mobile user in mind. One glance at the interface, and with a simple tutorial of just the most basic buttons, anyone could use this browser with ease. Not too many buttons to overwhelm the user, but not too few configurations to displease the power user. My favorite part of this privacy browser has to be the powerful flame which will wipe clean all the tabs that you may have open, allowing for you to start all over again with a new session full of your greatest searches. The latest update, as of this review, has added the feature to modify the splash effect of the flame to be a cooler “burn” effect. The developers are doing a great job maintaining this app with many great additions in each new release. Definitely an app for people who want peace of mind and privacy ensured with every search. Kudos to the team at DuckDuckGo for such an amazing app!
  • Almost perfect Dec 4, 2021

    By jreichwein
    I love this app and am very thankful that its available. My only complaint is that I often get lost in a loop of new tabs when trying to access my open tabs. At the bottom right of the app there is a small square with the number of existing tabs. 1/2 the time when I touch the tab number box it opens a new tab. If it only happened once I would not even mention it but it happens 5-6 times in a row before I finally get a chance to delete all the new tabs I have opened. Inevitably I hit above the X when trying to close one of the inadvertant new tabs and the cycle starts over when I try to hit the tab number box again. I love the app so much I just deal with it but man it would be nice if this issue could be fixed Update: The developer contacted me to let me know that the discussed bug above is actually a sneaky shortcut and is supposed to work this way. Though I appreciate the developer responding to me I cannot change my feelings toward this functionality. It is only supposed to create a new tab when you hold it down. I have this happen with a single tap all the time. Sometimes 4-5 times in a row. It is a time waster and annoying for me but I do not mean to sound ungrateful, I love this app and I love Duck Duck Go for their privacy policy. Thanks for getting back to me
  • Jun 11, 2022

    By BluAngelBaby
    I like that there's no history. Sometimes the search results aren't as abundant as Chrome. The tabs are in a grid format with no option to switch back to the previous scrolling page. It would be nice if they added the feature to group tabs like chrome. Love the new features they're coming up with though, like blocking apps from tracking what you're doing. Definitely room for improvement, I look forward to see future developments. I reached out to the developer and never heard back so...
  • I want to like it Jan 4, 2022

    By Mnmmm;3345
    I really do. I’ve been using it for several months now. Unfortunately I am just about at my wits end. Every single solitary page I ever load ever ever ever refreshes after 30 to 60 seconds. Maybe I could handle a refresh after one or two seconds but I will be halfway through logging into something or making a post and Bam it refreshes me and I have to start over. If I were just casually reading different websites maybe it wouldn’t be a big deal but I can’t tell you how many hundreds of forms I’ve had to fill out at least two and sometimes three or four times. Just load the stupid page! I have about learned that I have to wait a good while after every page I load to make sure that it’s not going to refresh me. I get that maybe you’re blocking cookies are trackers and maybe that’s why but it’s extremely annoying to have to start over whatever I’m doing EVERY SINGLE TIME. Also “feature” or not I really really really hate that “new tab” button. I accidentally hit it multiple times a day. I also don’t like not having a good history back button. Sometimes I lose a page and then I can never go back to where I was and I have to start my searches all over again.
  • Jun 14, 2022

    By E W
    FINALLY a no nonsense interface and great privacy options that are crazy easy to access unlike other browsers which may have similar offerings. You can easily erase your browsing history with one icon; there's no ads; there's no tracking your private info. So, ditch Google who's assimilating into your soul w/all the data they have on you; anyone you're using just to get free email; and does browsing to get trees planted really make sense? Type into the box on a blank screen. Privacy a plus.
  • Far too few people use the best browser available. Sep 9, 2018

    By G-mail-man
    “Far too few” really means “not enough” to be sure. I rarely endorse apps and even more rare is an endorsement I make for a tech/IT/web product. I clearly and vehemently can make a case for every internet traveler to want -nay NEED to use this browser. Yes, I assume that everyone needs (and wants) to protect their privacy when on the web. I don’t think that’s a far-fetched assumption to make. I’ve used this browser quite a bit now and after previous frustrating attempts to enhance my privacy by using other, more popular browsers’ cumbersome privacy settings, can readily say that DuckDuckGo’s offering is the most intuitive, well laid out, and quick browser I’ve used in the over 25 years I’ve been an IT professional. The browser has an almost minimalist look and feel. That doesn’t mean that it is without varied features tried-and-true and some I wished I’d had long ago. I will be installing DuckDuckGo‘s browser on production machines at the office and clients as well. (After I verify any legality issues ($) therein of course) Thanks DuckDuckGo -jbl
  • Jun 15, 2022

    By JULIA MYERS
    This is a great app so far, a bit of room for improvement on speed when browsing.. I am also waiting for a perfected window's ten desktop version too. I really appreciate being able to take more control of my privacy and less marketing mining. I really like the fire button when I'm done browsing. I love the alternate duck email however, it sometimes doesn't allow me in to some sites; shows, "Invalid address".)
  • A simply private and elegant mobile experience Mar 20, 2021

    By AertoneFX
    This app is just everything a mobile browser could need, and it only gets better with each update! First things first, this app looks like it was made with the mobile user in mind. One glance at the interface, and with a simple tutorial of just the most basic buttons, anyone could use this browser with ease. Not too many buttons to overwhelm the user, but not too few configurations to displease the power user. My favorite part of this privacy browser has to be the powerful flame which will wipe clean all the tabs that you may have open, allowing for you to start all over again with a new session full of your greatest searches. The latest update, as of this review, has added the feature to modify the splash effect of the flame to be a cooler “burn” effect. The developers are doing a great job maintaining this app with many great additions in each new release. Definitely an app for people who want peace of mind and privacy ensured with every search. Kudos to the team at DuckDuckGo for such an amazing app!
  • Almost perfect Dec 4, 2021

    By jreichwein
    I love this app and am very thankful that its available. My only complaint is that I often get lost in a loop of new tabs when trying to access my open tabs. At the bottom right of the app there is a small square with the number of existing tabs. 1/2 the time when I touch the tab number box it opens a new tab. If it only happened once I would not even mention it but it happens 5-6 times in a row before I finally get a chance to delete all the new tabs I have opened. Inevitably I hit above the X when trying to close one of the inadvertant new tabs and the cycle starts over when I try to hit the tab number box again. I love the app so much I just deal with it but man it would be nice if this issue could be fixed Update: The developer contacted me to let me know that the discussed bug above is actually a sneaky shortcut and is supposed to work this way. Though I appreciate the developer responding to me I cannot change my feelings toward this functionality. It is only supposed to create a new tab when you hold it down. I have this happen with a single tap all the time. Sometimes 4-5 times in a row. It is a time waster and annoying for me but I do not mean to sound ungrateful, I love this app and I love Duck Duck Go for their privacy policy. Thanks for getting back to me
  • Jun 11, 2022

    By BluAngelBaby
    I like that there's no history. Sometimes the search results aren't as abundant as Chrome. The tabs are in a grid format with no option to switch back to the previous scrolling page. It would be nice if they added the feature to group tabs like chrome. Love the new features they're coming up with though, like blocking apps from tracking what you're doing. Definitely room for improvement, I look forward to see future developments. I reached out to the developer and never heard back so...
  • I want to like it Jan 4, 2022

    By Mnmmm;3345
    I really do. I’ve been using it for several months now. Unfortunately I am just about at my wits end. Every single solitary page I ever load ever ever ever refreshes after 30 to 60 seconds. Maybe I could handle a refresh after one or two seconds but I will be halfway through logging into something or making a post and Bam it refreshes me and I have to start over. If I were just casually reading different websites maybe it wouldn’t be a big deal but I can’t tell you how many hundreds of forms I’ve had to fill out at least two and sometimes three or four times. Just load the stupid page! I have about learned that I have to wait a good while after every page I load to make sure that it’s not going to refresh me. I get that maybe you’re blocking cookies are trackers and maybe that’s why but it’s extremely annoying to have to start over whatever I’m doing EVERY SINGLE TIME. Also “feature” or not I really really really hate that “new tab” button. I accidentally hit it multiple times a day. I also don’t like not having a good history back button. Sometimes I lose a page and then I can never go back to where I was and I have to start my searches all over again.
  • Jun 14, 2022

    By E W
    FINALLY a no nonsense interface and great privacy options that are crazy easy to access unlike other browsers which may have similar offerings. You can easily erase your browsing history with one icon; there's no ads; there's no tracking your private info. So, ditch Google who's assimilating into your soul w/all the data they have on you; anyone you're using just to get free email; and does browsing to get trees planted really make sense? Type into the box on a blank screen. Privacy a plus.
  • Far too few people use the best browser available. Sep 9, 2018

    By G-mail-man
    “Far too few” really means “not enough” to be sure. I rarely endorse apps and even more rare is an endorsement I make for a tech/IT/web product. I clearly and vehemently can make a case for every internet traveler to want -nay NEED to use this browser. Yes, I assume that everyone needs (and wants) to protect their privacy when on the web. I don’t think that’s a far-fetched assumption to make. I’ve used this browser quite a bit now and after previous frustrating attempts to enhance my privacy by using other, more popular browsers’ cumbersome privacy settings, can readily say that DuckDuckGo’s offering is the most intuitive, well laid out, and quick browser I’ve used in the over 25 years I’ve been an IT professional. The browser has an almost minimalist look and feel. That doesn’t mean that it is without varied features tried-and-true and some I wished I’d had long ago. I will be installing DuckDuckGo‘s browser on production machines at the office and clients as well. (After I verify any legality issues ($) therein of course) Thanks DuckDuckGo -jbl
  • Jun 15, 2022

    By JULIA MYERS
    This is a great app so far, a bit of room for improvement on speed when browsing.. I am also waiting for a perfected window's ten desktop version too. I really appreciate being able to take more control of my privacy and less marketing mining. I really like the fire button when I'm done browsing. I love the alternate duck email however, it sometimes doesn't allow me in to some sites; shows, "Invalid address".)
  • Overall Good Jan 12, 2019

    By Andrew1243
    I like every thing that is provided, and I am glad that the app scans questionable websites to view and inform me of the privacy practices, this can prevent my history from being aggregated and save my device from potentially developing a malicious virus that could overtake my device. And it’s rather simple as well. But I have one complaint: I enjoy the fact that I can courageously venture into the deeper parts of the web to find information for essays, recreation etc., but I would prefer a feature that could be toggled in settings permitting the app to discourage and omit all inappropriate photographs, video, imagery, etc. In other words, I do not want pornographic images to seep into my searches with all the ambiguity in words these days. If you could design a feature to just that, it would be excellent. An even better idea, make the option to create a password as a requirement to turn off the filter, you know, just so that young children will not turn it off and encounter x-rated material. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.
  • Jun 7, 2022

    By Julia Nations
    Seems to do every vital thing Google does, minus the data collection. I really like the tips and warnings DuckDuckGo gives about websites and their tracking of visitors. I love the button on the search bar that immediately deletes all websites and history with a single click. I've changed it to my default browser. Update: 6/7/22 Still using it as my phone's default browser. No issues.
  • Just a couple things to consider Sep 5, 2021

    By PrincipledEnigma
    Search engines notoriously have poor AI’s. And from my experience apparently some of them have no AI. Of course I guess that depends on your perspective. Nonetheless, from a user standpoint, if the search engine cannot understand common English punctuation usage nor discern that words inside quotes should be seen as phrases, “not separate words”; then there is room for improvement! The use of punctuation to define different parameters for a “search”, is in fact old school! It’s been around for a while. Unfortunately search engines for the Internet don’t seem to remember that. And many of us (your clients) have noticed. I can assure you, the first company that develops these capabilities, along with the security and privacy that DuckDuckGo offers (which I’m sure will continue to improve as the future unfolds), will find great success and popularity within the first week. So what if “a week” seems like a slow rise; especially if it leads to a loyal fan club that includes high numbers of subscribers. Also you get the privilege of getting a five star rating from me. 🛖 Get into your think tanks!
  • Jun 8, 2022

    By Wendy Coffman
    I have been using this app for nearly a year. At first it worked very well and I was supremely happy with it. Two updates ago I have experienced nothing but issues. It bogs down and begins to struggle to open any website, even if fire proofed. Then it will not open any website whatsoever and I have to restart my phone for it to work. But within a few days that no longer works and I have to remove then reinstall my app. I've had to put all my bookmarked websites on chrome. Frustrating.
  • May 31, 2022

    By Peter Sciuto
    I really appreciate having a secure browser that prevents tracking, but I am CONSTANTLY let down by the search results and features. Search operators like required words/phrases (quotes) and exclusions (dash) do not work, and I find myself regularly going to another search engine or browser to get relevant, accurate results. Kind of defeats the purpose... Please get basic functionality working before adding more new features!
  • May 28, 2022

    By Mandy B
    Sent two different emails to support with no reply or help. I signed up for the tracking blocker beta and got in but when I got a new phone and reinstalled I lost the email with my beta key. I asked if there was any way I could retrieve it. If not that's fine but a response would be nice. It has been 2 weeks since the 2nd email asking for assistance. The browser is great but support seems to be anything but great 😐
  • They’re downranking sites based on their feelings Mar 17, 2022

    By Yesdnyl99
    Sadly, DDG has decided to downrank sites based on “disinformation” which we all know is define by companies that jump on board as anything they FEEL doesn’t match up to the lying news. They’ve lied to Americans for decades and yet, people don’t learn. Now, a once trusted site and company has decided to do the same. Whatever they decide is dis or misinformation, they don’t trust you and have to add their two cents in to control what you see. Propaganda much? They believe what they think is correct and you’re too dumb to see through lies and so they must control your searches to keep you in check with what they want you to see. In the trash goes this app as well as their search engine. Everyone should be wanting privacy but also to find and use companies that do not insert their politics nor feelings into everything. Maybe DDG will change their minds and stay neutral. Companies never learn their lesson though. DDG claims they’re not going political but then says they downgrade sites of lower quality? LOL That’s their excuse of removing whatever they choose is “disinformation”. This is a joke.
  • Censorship Apr 25, 2022

    By bbd9983
    I have been extremely happy with DDG, but now I just found out that they have started down ranking sites solely because they deem them “misinformation”. I am perfectly capable of reading an article and deciding for myself if they are lying to me not, and I do not my browser to do that for me. Just show me the results that most closely match the words in my search and keep your opinion on if something is misinformation or not out of the equation. They were also accused of discriminatory hiring practices, but from what I can see they never responded to say if that was misinformation or not. So, you guys want to decide what is or isn’t “misinformation” on the internet, but then someone accuses you of discrimination and you won’t even respond? Why didn’t you come out and say the accusation was misinformation? Makes me think it could be true if you aren’t denying it happened. I’m going to try Brave Privacy Browser, I haven’t heard anything bad about them yet. How many users will you need to lose before you stop censoring information?
  • Danger of ads May 21, 2021

    By funkylucky
    Google analyzes ads to make sure the ads aren’t for malware and other viruses posing as utility and social apps, duckduck go has a very slack review process for ads which allows fake companies just trying to get into your computer to flourish on this platform. The desktop screen didn’t have much differentiation between the ad and regular search results, a faded yellow AD icon in the website description while the feed looks identical to the rest of the search results. You’ll have to double check your search results to make sure you’re not entering a dangerous website. This caused problem for my brother when he got a new computer and I noticed the discord icon had a white border around it, and found out it was the first result under “discord” in duck duck go search. Usually companies spend ads on search for their own products, but if it wasn’t a red flag to duck duck go that a fake company was leading the advertising on an established brand, it’s a red flag to me that duck duck go is not safe for browsing
  • Lost its touch for removing independent sources Apr 18, 2022

    By Léstat
    I got duckduckgo to not only not be tracked but to use independent media outlets, from what I heard, they’re removing independent media outlets for more “trusted” sources, that makes duckduckgo no better than google other than the lack of tracking, just because some outlets are larger doesn’t mean they’re more true, it actually just means they’re more liable to be bought out by really corrupted rich people to push certain agendas, you'd be surprised how often that happens. duckduckgo is removing independent voices from the mix for more controlled mainstream ones instead, and now I have less of a reason to use it. Tragic, truly, I will be finding new methods of research. I hope this decision gets reversed, because I know many users of this app that feel the same way I do, before this decision duckduckgo was the best search engine for researching, period, sad to see it come to an end.
  • Love-Hate Relationship Dec 8, 2021

    By LinkDoctor
    Every year or so, I try to dump Safari and jump ship to DuckDuckGo, and every time, the same two issues make me give up: (1) You cannot import bookmarks. I have hundreds of hierarchically-organized bookmarks I have accumulated over the years. There is not a way to import bookmarks. You have to re-create the bookmark one at a time in DuckDuckGo. I’m not willing to do that. This issue has been noted on forums for years without being addressed. (2) When I do a search in the browser, I get a page of hits, as expected. Then, when I touch one of the hits, I get a NEW page of hits, I guess that are based on what I touched. Touching one of THOSE hits, I get yet ANOTHER page of hits. This goes on forever. I can’t get to the specific url of a page. I’m obviously doing something wrong, but it is not obvious what I did wrong. I like the idea of DuckDuckGo, but these two issues are dealbreakers for me.
  • Disappointed Mar 14, 2022

    By Aj Jay 1
    I use duck duck go for privacy and non censorship because that's the whole idea of duck duck go but now I hear you are censoring misinformation from Russia ok cool no one really likes Russia or trusts them 100% but we can't trust the government in Ukraine they are just as bad but with the USA help and even here at home the USA is going fast into its own propaganda so it's better to hear all sides and not pick and choose what's correct just put all information out there and let people decide for themselves don't tell them what they must believe this is censorship controlling a narrative that you want to push or one side wants to push and shame on duck duck go for going agist their standards and bowing to this , it will be very hard to trust you that you won't start doing it with other things now or have u thins whole time and just lied about who you really are? Anyways I'm moving onto somewhere else you lost me sorry!!
  • Huge disappointment Mar 13, 2022

    By agiftagain
    With the just-announced decision by DDG to manipulate search results (as part of the west’s response to the geopolitical conflict in Ukraine), my once-hopeful perception of DDG has been downgraded — in direct proportion to DDG’s hypocrisy. Yes, I know how DDG has attempted to rationalize the deployment of those manipulative search algorithms, claiming that content moderation (euphemism for State-sponsored censorship) is separate from DDG’s purported commitment to protecting user privacy. This rationale may suffice for perfunctory fulfillment of the letter of DDG’s promises to users; but it’s a violation of the spirit of those promises. My decision to choose DDG as my default browser was based on my preference, as a full-fledged mature adult capable of thinking for myself, to … well, THINK FOR MYSELF! — rather than being given only a State-sanctioned subset of available sources of input from which to form my own conclusions based on my own critical thinking. DDG’s recent move to restrict search results is an insult to my intelligence and a betrayal of my trust. I am, as I write, downloading Brave onto my device. I already have it on my laptop. And, as of this afternoon, Brave will be my default browser, and the DDG app will have been unceremoniously removed from my mobile device. Carry on with your myopic censorship deployment, DDG, if you so choose. But I want nothing to do with it.
  • img Community
    You can never know what can happen online. Malware is just one out of more than 100 different risks surfing the web can bring to your phone in a second. DuckDuckGo is a good browser to keep your searches away from nosy intruders and your privacy intact.
    img by Yadi
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    Because I’m able to get unfiltered results.
    img by Daniela
    3 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. Take control of your privacy! Keep your personal information safe as you search and browse the web with DuckDuckGO
    2. Included Privacy Grade rating tells you how protected you are when you visit a website, rated on a score of A to F
    3. Forces sites to use an encrypted connection where available, meaning your data stays safe and protected
  • A simply private and elegant mobile experience Mar 20, 2021

    By AertoneFX
    This app is just everything a mobile browser could need, and it only gets better with each update! First things first, this app looks like it was made with the mobile user in mind. One glance at the interface, and with a simple tutorial of just the most basic buttons, anyone could use this browser with ease. Not too many buttons to overwhelm the user, but not too few configurations to displease the power user. My favorite part of this privacy browser has to be the powerful flame which will wipe clean all the tabs that you may have open, allowing for you to start all over again with a new session full of your greatest searches. The latest update, as of this review, has added the feature to modify the splash effect of the flame to be a cooler “burn” effect. The developers are doing a great job maintaining this app with many great additions in each new release. Definitely an app for people who want peace of mind and privacy ensured with every search. Kudos to the team at DuckDuckGo for such an amazing app!
  • Jun 14, 2022

    By E W
    FINALLY a no nonsense interface and great privacy options that are crazy easy to access unlike other browsers which may have similar offerings. You can easily erase your browsing history with one icon; there's no ads; there's no tracking your private info. So, ditch Google who's assimilating into your soul w/all the data they have on you; anyone you're using just to get free email; and does browsing to get trees planted really make sense? Type into the box on a blank screen. Privacy a plus.
  • Far too few people use the best browser available. Sep 9, 2018

    By G-mail-man
    “Far too few” really means “not enough” to be sure. I rarely endorse apps and even more rare is an endorsement I make for a tech/IT/web product. I clearly and vehemently can make a case for every internet traveler to want -nay NEED to use this browser. Yes, I assume that everyone needs (and wants) to protect their privacy when on the web. I don’t think that’s a far-fetched assumption to make. I’ve used this browser quite a bit now and after previous frustrating attempts to enhance my privacy by using other, more popular browsers’ cumbersome privacy settings, can readily say that DuckDuckGo’s offering is the most intuitive, well laid out, and quick browser I’ve used in the over 25 years I’ve been an IT professional. The browser has an almost minimalist look and feel. That doesn’t mean that it is without varied features tried-and-true and some I wished I’d had long ago. I will be installing DuckDuckGo‘s browser on production machines at the office and clients as well. (After I verify any legality issues ($) therein of course) Thanks DuckDuckGo -jbl
  • Jun 15, 2022

    By JULIA MYERS
    This is a great app so far, a bit of room for improvement on speed when browsing.. I am also waiting for a perfected window's ten desktop version too. I really appreciate being able to take more control of my privacy and less marketing mining. I really like the fire button when I'm done browsing. I love the alternate duck email however, it sometimes doesn't allow me in to some sites; shows, "Invalid address".)
  • Overall Good Jan 12, 2019

    By Andrew1243
    I like every thing that is provided, and I am glad that the app scans questionable websites to view and inform me of the privacy practices, this can prevent my history from being aggregated and save my device from potentially developing a malicious virus that could overtake my device. And it’s rather simple as well. But I have one complaint: I enjoy the fact that I can courageously venture into the deeper parts of the web to find information for essays, recreation etc., but I would prefer a feature that could be toggled in settings permitting the app to discourage and omit all inappropriate photographs, video, imagery, etc. In other words, I do not want pornographic images to seep into my searches with all the ambiguity in words these days. If you could design a feature to just that, it would be excellent. An even better idea, make the option to create a password as a requirement to turn off the filter, you know, just so that young children will not turn it off and encounter x-rated material. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.
  • Jun 7, 2022

    By Julia Nations
    Seems to do every vital thing Google does, minus the data collection. I really like the tips and warnings DuckDuckGo gives about websites and their tracking of visitors. I love the button on the search bar that immediately deletes all websites and history with a single click. I've changed it to my default browser. Update: 6/7/22 Still using it as my phone's default browser. No issues.
  • Jun 7, 2022

    By modulus
    Long time DDG user here, first with a desktop machine, then with the app for Android phone. Each iteration has an interface well suited for the device. But installed on Chromebook, the Android version suffers from inefficient touchpad control. (e.g. the reload button lives in a menu.) I suggest devs take it for an extended spin in ChromeOS to get a feel for what's needed. 5 stars for helping to preserve the human right to privacy. (My response to the MSFT situation: I don't click ads. ;)
  • Missing One Thing May 15, 2021

    By adarkknight13
    Make no mistake about it, this is a five star app. If I could Add one feature, I would add the ability to save a page to the home screen like you can in safari. Even though Duck Duck Go can be set as the default browser, if you open a link saved to your home screen through Safari, the link will still open Safari rather than opening the default browser, whatever it is. Even so, the browser has the usual features like bookmarks and the ability to save to a reading list, but I have many links saved to my home screen and placed in a folder for one touch convenience. I hope this feature is added in the future. I will happily put up with the inability to use bookmarks from my home screen for browsing security. It is fascinating to look at the site security report for each site to see how often content creators are attempting to track us across the Internet and how many trackers there are in the sites we use.
  • Jun 3, 2022

    By Chase Z
    I can't really say how well it's doing at blocking trackers eyc. except for the metrics it gives me, but if they are true its its doing a good job. I haven't had any issues with it being my default browser except when I try to use Android system settings etc. that need to open in one. It can get held up since Google can't get their Data fix and disguises the conflict as "security issues". I MAY just go back to Firefox and use this as my search, but wanted to try it. * based only a week of use.
  • I love you for protecting my privacy Nov 21, 2020

    By Freddy Lack
    I must say the assurances I receive from Duck Duck have been proven to be correct. I know this as a matter of fact because Duck Duck advises me who attempted to view my web requests. Every web site I look for is above board. I am proud of what I look for but just knowing that Duck Duck is protecting Me, unlike Google, who happens to want to know everything I once looked for on there search engine. I only wish that Duck Duck allowed me to speak my request rather than having to type it. I have concluded that Duck Duck hasn’t any Control of who runs the Microphones on these smartphones, tablets, and your laptop or desktop. Therefore, They cannot protect My privacy. Every one is entitled to their views and opinions and no one needs to know what you are looking for. I, wholeheartedly, with confidence ask everyone to try Duck Duck. They will inform you who wants to know what you’re entitled to keep private. I respect their respect to their users. Thanks for reading my review but Duck Duck cannot help you until You use it. It will answer your request as any other search engine. That is to say Google,Safari, AOL, Bing, and others I cannot name at this moment. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to one and All. God Bless My World and All readers. Try Duck Duck. Nothing will change, what You seek will be readily available to You. An extremely happy person while seeking answers to my many requests. Fred
  • Almost perfect Dec 4, 2021

    By jreichwein
    I love this app and am very thankful that its available. My only complaint is that I often get lost in a loop of new tabs when trying to access my open tabs. At the bottom right of the app there is a small square with the number of existing tabs. 1/2 the time when I touch the tab number box it opens a new tab. If it only happened once I would not even mention it but it happens 5-6 times in a row before I finally get a chance to delete all the new tabs I have opened. Inevitably I hit above the X when trying to close one of the inadvertant new tabs and the cycle starts over when I try to hit the tab number box again. I love the app so much I just deal with it but man it would be nice if this issue could be fixed Update: The developer contacted me to let me know that the discussed bug above is actually a sneaky shortcut and is supposed to work this way. Though I appreciate the developer responding to me I cannot change my feelings toward this functionality. It is only supposed to create a new tab when you hold it down. I have this happen with a single tap all the time. Sometimes 4-5 times in a row. It is a time waster and annoying for me but I do not mean to sound ungrateful, I love this app and I love Duck Duck Go for their privacy policy. Thanks for getting back to me
  • Just a couple things to consider Sep 5, 2021

    By PrincipledEnigma
    Search engines notoriously have poor AI’s. And from my experience apparently some of them have no AI. Of course I guess that depends on your perspective. Nonetheless, from a user standpoint, if the search engine cannot understand common English punctuation usage nor discern that words inside quotes should be seen as phrases, “not separate words”; then there is room for improvement! The use of punctuation to define different parameters for a “search”, is in fact old school! It’s been around for a while. Unfortunately search engines for the Internet don’t seem to remember that. And many of us (your clients) have noticed. I can assure you, the first company that develops these capabilities, along with the security and privacy that DuckDuckGo offers (which I’m sure will continue to improve as the future unfolds), will find great success and popularity within the first week. So what if “a week” seems like a slow rise; especially if it leads to a loyal fan club that includes high numbers of subscribers. Also you get the privilege of getting a five star rating from me. 🛖 Get into your think tanks!
  • Jun 21, 2022

    By CatMomAmadeo
    6/20/22...The app has a fatal flaw. It won't open. It just shuts down. I installed the latest update but it makes no difference. . I would like to be able to print website info from my research activities. Whenever I find health or other info I want to keep as a PDF, I have to copy the URL & open it in Chrome to print it. That exposes me to Google tracking and ad targeting. Then that ad appears on every web page I open in Chrome.
  • Jun 13, 2022

    By MoMo BaBa
    Really fast and safe browser. The dark mode does not work. Please fix. Thank you for your time and effort. I reset the app to clear the cache and the VPN and app tracking protection was gone. Back to square one. That's not good. Also cannot print from this app. It's the best browser out there, but still needs improvement. Bravo Duck. Upgraded to 4 star
  • It keeps crashing or something... Mar 14, 2021

    By Cappel 💜
    I love the duck duck go app! It’s good with privacy and doesn’t track you like google etc. One problem though is that so I’ll download it for example and through the whole day it I can use it, but the next day I lock on it and the loading screen comes up for about 10 seconds and then it backs out of the app no matter how many times I try and it’s like as if it were kicking me off of the app and it’s really annoying. I even restarted my phone and it didn’t let me on so I had to re-install it and thankfully it worked but it then comes back, and I have to go through the whole app introducing itself again. Eventually I got so sick and tired of re-installing the app that I wanted to stop using it but I like how the app works and instead of it going back to the home-screen it saves what you had on last when you get on again, and that’s another thing that I like about it. Please duck duck go fix this I hate uninstalling and then re-installing it again. But in it’s a good app! 👍 I really recommend it!
  • Jun 17, 2022

    By Pale Horse
    It would be cool if the alternative routing settings was less passive and if there was actionable recommendations based on tracking blocking...because I imagine a vigilant tracker will find a way around eventually....but I understand you can't hold everyone's hand. Hard to tell how much of the security is psychological and how much is functional.
  • Better than Google! Nov 2, 2018

    By yodelingpuppet
    Ok, that’s subjective. There’s pros and cons to each search engine; the major drawback of Google, for me anyway, is that everything is tracked everywhere. They’re constantly collecting information about you and building a profile on you. I’m not paranoid about privacy or anything, but keep in mind, Google isn’t your product, you’re their product, and you’re sold to advertisers. I already use Facebook and Twitter so I’m still tracked, but cutting Google out of that equation gives me a bit of peace of mind. As consumers, we should not be okay with constantly being tracked... do your self a favor and replace Google with DuckDuckGo. The only feedback I have for the devs is to make the keyboard pop up as the app is opened. Why click inside the search bar to bring up the keyboard? The whole reason for opening the app is to start typing something, and therefore the keyboard should already be present. If you must insist on keeping it the way it is, at the least, you can place the search bar in the center so it then becomes a one-handed operation. That’s my only minor complaint.
  • Great with One Weakness Dec 15, 2021

    By tia__ann
    I genuinely enjoy using DuckDuckGo. The default search engine is comparable to Google, and while I’m in a weird stage where I can’t afford a VPN it’s nice to have a browser that makes me feel at least somewhat protected while using the Internet and it is easy to use if you’re already familiar with Safari or other existing mobile browsing apps. It does have one downside however. There’s no pop-up blocking functionality at all, or at least not one that I’ve been able to easily find after a year of using the app, and it’s kind of disappointing because there’s not a way to add extensions and some apps have pop ups that I don’t know about and there’s nothing I can do to stop that. Since DuckDuckGo is so privacy focused it would be nice if the app had features to protect me from malicious pop-ups. If it does exist and I don’t know about it after combing the settings, they should definitely do something to make it more easily accessible by the user.
  • Jun 12, 2022

    By Satish Movva
    Update: switched to a new phone and found have to get back in line with beta program from scratch again. Got to be a better way... The app tracker (in beta and wait-list) is amazing! It found a ton of apps even when not being used tracking my device details. This brings Android app tracking blocking to nearly on par with iOS native app tracking blocking. It's a shame Google did not build this functionality into native Android, but then I guess they would lose all their advertising $s!!
  • Missing one thing... Nov 27, 2020

    By supernovanexus
    I like it. I’m concerned about privacy, and DDG seems to be great. I use different browser for different purposes, and DDG is my general use one. I just wish it had a setting like Safari where you can turn on the option to automatically request desktop sites all the time, which is the only reason I’m looking to try a different browser for my general use purposes. Update: Compared to Google, the search results kinda stink; price to pay to an extent leaving Google’s model of making us their product for financial gain, but DDG still returns good results, just doesn’t hold a candle to Google’s search abilities. Never using another Google device ever again if I don’t have to. Safe search settings continuously reset. Could use settings to close all tabs when closing the app without clearing anything else. Love the quick fire at the bottom and the ability to choose tiled tabs or compact list of tabs.
  • Jun 11, 2022

    By BluAngelBaby
    I like that there's no history. Sometimes the search results aren't as abundant as Chrome. The tabs are in a grid format with no option to switch back to the previous scrolling page. It would be nice if they added the feature to group tabs like chrome. Love the new features they're coming up with though, like blocking apps from tracking what you're doing. Definitely room for improvement, I look forward to see future developments. I reached out to the developer and never heard back so...
  • I want to like it Jan 4, 2022

    By Mnmmm;3345
    I really do. I’ve been using it for several months now. Unfortunately I am just about at my wits end. Every single solitary page I ever load ever ever ever refreshes after 30 to 60 seconds. Maybe I could handle a refresh after one or two seconds but I will be halfway through logging into something or making a post and Bam it refreshes me and I have to start over. If I were just casually reading different websites maybe it wouldn’t be a big deal but I can’t tell you how many hundreds of forms I’ve had to fill out at least two and sometimes three or four times. Just load the stupid page! I have about learned that I have to wait a good while after every page I load to make sure that it’s not going to refresh me. I get that maybe you’re blocking cookies are trackers and maybe that’s why but it’s extremely annoying to have to start over whatever I’m doing EVERY SINGLE TIME. Also “feature” or not I really really really hate that “new tab” button. I accidentally hit it multiple times a day. I also don’t like not having a good history back button. Sometimes I lose a page and then I can never go back to where I was and I have to start my searches all over again.
  • Jun 12, 2022

    By Tim Stammers
    Fantastic alternative to Google etc, where you can surf for information without be spied on. And most importantly, it's great being able to look up information that would otherwise not be shown on other browsers. Thanks DuckDuckGo! ----------- Update 6/12/22 This is maddening. I've loved this app since it was released. And on my android phone it works fine. But, the version on my Android tablet was not the USA English version, and nothing I tried would fix this, and a new version won't install.
  • Good, could use more features Nov 30, 2018

    By davidrherron
    I want to start off by saying this browser is the best single browser I’ve found for the iPad. The bar at the top with buttons and the search bar doesn’t take up a lot of space, and the desktop mode always works well, unlike with Safari. The browser looks nice and is quick. There are two features I feel that are missing, one necessity and one nice to have. First - the reason this review doesn’t have 4 stars - I cant set DuckDuckGo as the default for opening hyperlinks on my iPad. When I click a link in my email and a box shows up it only gives me the choice of safari or chrome, and I don’t even have chrome installed. If and when DuckDuckGo can be set as a default for this, I will update this review to 4 stars gladly. Aside from that, the only feature I feel this browser is missing from pushing it to perfection is some easy gesture based system of switching tabs. The button in the bottom right hand corner is fine and logical, but some more touch friendly and quicker way to switch tabs would make this browser much better. That’s it. If it gets those two features it would be perfect and I would update this review to 5 stars.
  • Ads everywhere i go Oct 27, 2020

    By pumblino
    Today is my first day on this search engine. I get so many ads within websites i am visiting. Newspaper articles....pop up ads. Look up news stories and again, pop up ads. Local tv stations, more ads. Then facebook, ads galore. Tried a porn site just to see and pop up ads again. These ads do not close and allow me to continue reading a story or finish my reason for visit. I did set appropriate settings but i dont see too big a difference. I downloaded because i looked on safari for sites with less ads and im not seeing a huge difference. I don’t want to download on iphone because i see some ratings claiming the phones get locked up and other serious issues including one review saying it rendered their phone useless and totally locked up without being able to shut down and restart phone. He was forced to buy another iphone. Privacy is a huge concern these days and my doubts of it are surfacing due to ads ads and more ads. Not what i came here for. Will give it another day or two to see-if there is any change. But if not, i will not continue using this engine.
  • Could be my main browser, but… Sep 6, 2021

    By PR90i
    This app is really nice and I feel very safe while using it. The setup is laid back and easy to use. Some features I find really enjoyable is when you visit a site it shows how many trackers were deterred and clearing tabs and data is super easy. If you are looking for something to make you feel safe and secure while browsing, this app is for you. The only thing I dislike is this app will ask you to make DuckDuckGo your main browser on iOS, but it will not let you download a PDF and various other files nor does it give the option to save anything to files or iCloud. If you want something to be your main browser but won’t be ok with it not downloading certain files, saving to a cloud, or remembering usernames, passwords and so on… This app is not for you. This app is good for those ducks who go, go, go while staying under the tracker’s radar, but not good for those ducks wanting to settle in, do their main functions while staying under the radar.
  • 🤔 ??? Dec 16, 2021

    By Freebe Gam3r
    Ok upon looking at many reviews on the best browser to use that was safe I downloaded 🦆🦆 Go, but lately I had something very not right going on When I tried to open facebook on the browser I got the message that I was not able to login due to logging in to fast 🤔 ?? Tried even going through bing through 🦆🦆 go and still couldn’t get in, but I tried a couple of other browsers that I have to use and had no problems logging in to my facebook account 🤔 ??? so that means it was the 🦆🦆 go browser that was the problem I just about deleted the app due the situation but I didn’t 🙄 so today I get the notice to update and so I did with no real care to use the app anymore Well I updated the app & now it’s working normally 🤔 ??? 1st thing that comes to mind when something like that happens is the app has been hacked and the hacker is messing around so then I just stop using whatever app it is and even delete them like I did with calendar 📆 So not sure what happened with the update, but I’ll put the app on parole for now and see if it stays working right or goes back to stopping me from accessing facebook again If it does then I’ll just copy my bookmarks then transfer them to a better browser then delete 🦆🦆 Go 🙄 weird how such a browser with good reviews is not making me feel safe using it So for now it’s rating is 3 🌟 that might change either way just going to see how it does from now on
  • Good, with a potentially serious issue May 28, 2019

    By Alice Valkyrie
    I like that this browser lets you clear your cache and doesn’t take up much space on my phone. I wish it was better at blocking ads though. I’ve used this browser on my Mac for years b/c I trust it far more than I trust Google to not sell my search history to advertisers. However, due to a possible bug-the app version of this browser isn’t as private as it should be. I can clear my cache and completely close the app-but I don’t think it completely deletes my search history. Why do I say this? Because I can open the app (after having cleared the cache and closed it) and often, if I leave it open and go to another app before returning to it, a YT vid or a webpage I visited before I cleared my cache will appear for a brief second before disappearing. While it doesn’t bother me beyond the fact that I worry some of my data is being saved (which I don’t want)-this could be a major issue for some people if they were truly using this app to have a 100% untraceable search history.
  • I’ll Give You 5* & Use DDG Again AFTER Some Adjustments Aug 5, 2021

    By Donut_Service
    Look, I will GLADLY give you guys 5*’s, however, I need someone on your team to see this and please address the issues I have had every time I attempt to go back to your app. •When I try to do a mass-clear of certain sites, like for mass deletes of messages, notifications, submissions; it’s very inconvenient to need fo delete everything one by one instead of using my Nuke or Clear All buttons that work just fine in Safari. •Someone PLEASE stop the “going to the top of the page” refresh that happens when I go BACK to a previous page. This makes viewing art in searches or submissions virtually a pain in the backside, because most of the time when I go back after looking at something over a hundred items in, it shoots me back to the top and I gotta scroll all the way back to where I was, just to have it happen again after viewing something else. Only way around it, is to open everything in separate tabs, again, a pain and time consuming, something Safari won’t do to me. I absolutely support your cause and your vision, I want Duck Duck to be my default, but for me, these 2 issues NEED to be fixed. I am willing to send someone on your team examples of what I see if they are willing to reach out if needed, as I have tried to email for feedback, and it was never addressed. I’ll come back when this is fixed or willing to be looked at. Thank you
  • Good browser with an ineffective UI May 8, 2021

    By Fritzn
    I like duck duck go for being privacy forward and the browser works just fine. As every browser on iOS works fine as they all use the same rendering engine. So one of the key distinguishing features is the UI. Unfortunately I can’t say DDG’s UI is particularly efficient. The bottom bar contains 5 icons. Three of them are useless for my use cases and a waste of space. For going back and forth I can rely on swipe gestures. And the emergency close button I’ve honestly never used. I am not saying these buttons are useless for everyone but things like accessing bookmarks etc. is all hidden behind the three dot context menu. Especially switching between favorite/bookmarks is slow. Why can’t people customize their UI? So 3 stars for privacy and 0 stars for a subpar UI. I hope I can change my score again in the future.
  • Jun 8, 2022

    By Wendy Coffman
    I have been using this app for nearly a year. At first it worked very well and I was supremely happy with it. Two updates ago I have experienced nothing but issues. It bogs down and begins to struggle to open any website, even if fire proofed. Then it will not open any website whatsoever and I have to restart my phone for it to work. But within a few days that no longer works and I have to remove then reinstall my app. I've had to put all my bookmarked websites on chrome. Frustrating.
  • May 31, 2022

    By Peter Sciuto
    I really appreciate having a secure browser that prevents tracking, but I am CONSTANTLY let down by the search results and features. Search operators like required words/phrases (quotes) and exclusions (dash) do not work, and I find myself regularly going to another search engine or browser to get relevant, accurate results. Kind of defeats the purpose... Please get basic functionality working before adding more new features!
  • Lost its touch for removing independent sources Apr 18, 2022

    By Léstat
    I got duckduckgo to not only not be tracked but to use independent media outlets, from what I heard, they’re removing independent media outlets for more “trusted” sources, that makes duckduckgo no better than google other than the lack of tracking, just because some outlets are larger doesn’t mean they’re more true, it actually just means they’re more liable to be bought out by really corrupted rich people to push certain agendas, you'd be surprised how often that happens. duckduckgo is removing independent voices from the mix for more controlled mainstream ones instead, and now I have less of a reason to use it. Tragic, truly, I will be finding new methods of research. I hope this decision gets reversed, because I know many users of this app that feel the same way I do, before this decision duckduckgo was the best search engine for researching, period, sad to see it come to an end.
  • Love-Hate Relationship Dec 8, 2021

    By LinkDoctor
    Every year or so, I try to dump Safari and jump ship to DuckDuckGo, and every time, the same two issues make me give up: (1) You cannot import bookmarks. I have hundreds of hierarchically-organized bookmarks I have accumulated over the years. There is not a way to import bookmarks. You have to re-create the bookmark one at a time in DuckDuckGo. I’m not willing to do that. This issue has been noted on forums for years without being addressed. (2) When I do a search in the browser, I get a page of hits, as expected. Then, when I touch one of the hits, I get a NEW page of hits, I guess that are based on what I touched. Touching one of THOSE hits, I get yet ANOTHER page of hits. This goes on forever. I can’t get to the specific url of a page. I’m obviously doing something wrong, but it is not obvious what I did wrong. I like the idea of DuckDuckGo, but these two issues are dealbreakers for me.
  • Not good enough to replace Chrome...yet Aug 31, 2018

    By 田立永
    Firstly, I’d like to note that I really appreciate DuckDuckGo’s mission. I tried it for a while, but eventually had to admit that it just wasn’t where I need it to be to replace Chrome. My biggest issue with it is that searches are markedly slower, both with the Chrome plugin and and iOS app, taking anywhere from 2 - 30 sec longer. I have to reference searches on the internet a lot, and this messes with my workflow. Ironically some sites do in fact perform better, since they can’t load so many video ads and trackers, but on the whole DDG slows me down a lot. Additionally, search I’ve found that search results are not as “good” as Chrome when it comes to answering questions. If I’m looking up how to do something, it can often take sifting through more pages to find what I want. DDG is also missing many Chrome niceties, e.g. looking up word definitions, directions, office phone numbers, etc are also lacking. I would love to get off Chrome and Google. However, I must concede that they currently offer a superior product. DDG should be much faster than Chrome, since it has less to do (I.e. since it doesn’t have to track me), but it is much slower. Oh well— if DDG can at least radically improve its search speed, I’ll happily revisit it in the future.
  • May 28, 2022

    By Mandy B
    Sent two different emails to support with no reply or help. I signed up for the tracking blocker beta and got in but when I got a new phone and reinstalled I lost the email with my beta key. I asked if there was any way I could retrieve it. If not that's fine but a response would be nice. It has been 2 weeks since the 2nd email asking for assistance. The browser is great but support seems to be anything but great 😐
  • They’re downranking sites based on their feelings Mar 17, 2022

    By Yesdnyl99
    Sadly, DDG has decided to downrank sites based on “disinformation” which we all know is define by companies that jump on board as anything they FEEL doesn’t match up to the lying news. They’ve lied to Americans for decades and yet, people don’t learn. Now, a once trusted site and company has decided to do the same. Whatever they decide is dis or misinformation, they don’t trust you and have to add their two cents in to control what you see. Propaganda much? They believe what they think is correct and you’re too dumb to see through lies and so they must control your searches to keep you in check with what they want you to see. In the trash goes this app as well as their search engine. Everyone should be wanting privacy but also to find and use companies that do not insert their politics nor feelings into everything. Maybe DDG will change their minds and stay neutral. Companies never learn their lesson though. DDG claims they’re not going political but then says they downgrade sites of lower quality? LOL That’s their excuse of removing whatever they choose is “disinformation”. This is a joke.
  • Censorship Apr 25, 2022

    By bbd9983
    I have been extremely happy with DDG, but now I just found out that they have started down ranking sites solely because they deem them “misinformation”. I am perfectly capable of reading an article and deciding for myself if they are lying to me not, and I do not my browser to do that for me. Just show me the results that most closely match the words in my search and keep your opinion on if something is misinformation or not out of the equation. They were also accused of discriminatory hiring practices, but from what I can see they never responded to say if that was misinformation or not. So, you guys want to decide what is or isn’t “misinformation” on the internet, but then someone accuses you of discrimination and you won’t even respond? Why didn’t you come out and say the accusation was misinformation? Makes me think it could be true if you aren’t denying it happened. I’m going to try Brave Privacy Browser, I haven’t heard anything bad about them yet. How many users will you need to lose before you stop censoring information?
  • Danger of ads May 21, 2021

    By funkylucky
    Google analyzes ads to make sure the ads aren’t for malware and other viruses posing as utility and social apps, duckduck go has a very slack review process for ads which allows fake companies just trying to get into your computer to flourish on this platform. The desktop screen didn’t have much differentiation between the ad and regular search results, a faded yellow AD icon in the website description while the feed looks identical to the rest of the search results. You’ll have to double check your search results to make sure you’re not entering a dangerous website. This caused problem for my brother when he got a new computer and I noticed the discord icon had a white border around it, and found out it was the first result under “discord” in duck duck go search. Usually companies spend ads on search for their own products, but if it wasn’t a red flag to duck duck go that a fake company was leading the advertising on an established brand, it’s a red flag to me that duck duck go is not safe for browsing
  • Disappointed Mar 14, 2022

    By Aj Jay 1
    I use duck duck go for privacy and non censorship because that's the whole idea of duck duck go but now I hear you are censoring misinformation from Russia ok cool no one really likes Russia or trusts them 100% but we can't trust the government in Ukraine they are just as bad but with the USA help and even here at home the USA is going fast into its own propaganda so it's better to hear all sides and not pick and choose what's correct just put all information out there and let people decide for themselves don't tell them what they must believe this is censorship controlling a narrative that you want to push or one side wants to push and shame on duck duck go for going agist their standards and bowing to this , it will be very hard to trust you that you won't start doing it with other things now or have u thins whole time and just lied about who you really are? Anyways I'm moving onto somewhere else you lost me sorry!!
  • Huge disappointment Mar 13, 2022

    By agiftagain
    With the just-announced decision by DDG to manipulate search results (as part of the west’s response to the geopolitical conflict in Ukraine), my once-hopeful perception of DDG has been downgraded — in direct proportion to DDG’s hypocrisy. Yes, I know how DDG has attempted to rationalize the deployment of those manipulative search algorithms, claiming that content moderation (euphemism for State-sponsored censorship) is separate from DDG’s purported commitment to protecting user privacy. This rationale may suffice for perfunctory fulfillment of the letter of DDG’s promises to users; but it’s a violation of the spirit of those promises. My decision to choose DDG as my default browser was based on my preference, as a full-fledged mature adult capable of thinking for myself, to … well, THINK FOR MYSELF! — rather than being given only a State-sanctioned subset of available sources of input from which to form my own conclusions based on my own critical thinking. DDG’s recent move to restrict search results is an insult to my intelligence and a betrayal of my trust. I am, as I write, downloading Brave onto my device. I already have it on my laptop. And, as of this afternoon, Brave will be my default browser, and the DDG app will have been unceremoniously removed from my mobile device. Carry on with your myopic censorship deployment, DDG, if you so choose. But I want nothing to do with it.
  • Disappointed Mar 18, 2022

    By moolerbooler
    I’ve been using duck duck go as my main search engine on my phone for a while, and I’ve loved it, and recommended it to all my friends. That being said, I am highly disappointed to discover that they are now changing their search algorithm to de-rank “misinformation” due to a current geopolitical conflict. I understand wanting correct information on the topic to be out there, but I feel that the information given out by the engine should stay as it was, and by de-ranking search results that do not agree with your views you are no better than any other search engine. And you have also commented that it is to prevent scam sites and the like, but I have had little to no issues with those in the past usage of this app. I will be suspending my use of this app until a change back to normalcy is made. It pains me because I loved seeing the duck every time I searched.
  • THROTTLING CONTENT May 26, 2022

    By kylerhodes
    DuckDuckGo is openly throttling content. I use a number of news sources. AP News, Fox News, and… RT News. Search “RT News” then click the news tab. NOTHING. Completely no results. This is so sad that DuckDuckGo has succumbed to the likes of Google and is throttling what they define “Russian disinformation.” How do we define Russian disinformation? It’s all subjective. There absolutely is Russian disinformation out there, and I’m even sure RT has pushed some. But that is up to the user to determine, not an “indifferent” search engine that is not ran on algorithms but on the feelings of those who design the algorithms. The people who run DuckDuckGo are soft and do not represent those who are looking for independent use of the internet. I have deleted the app and will now be utilizing Presearch. Left, right, libertarian, Green, I suggestion you use Presearch to get unbiased search results. And no, I’m not a Russian bot or agent. Nor did I vote for Trump.

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