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DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year

Google is evil. Now there is a better option.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Saturday at 7:29 AM

SkyNet called and wants their m.o. back from Google.

by Anonymousreply 110/12/2018

Poor Bing.

Always the bridesmaid.

by Anonymousreply 210/12/2018

Half of those 30 million are from the Taylor Hanson troll on DL.

by Anonymousreply 310/12/2018

[Italic]Now[/italic] there is a better option?

by Anonymousreply 410/12/2018

Well it has made a few improvements since then.

by Anonymousreply 510/12/2018

Anybody use this site?

by Anonymousreply 610/12/2018

[quote] Anybody use this site?

Thw Taylor Hanson troll.

by Anonymousreply 710/12/2018

Been using it for years and pretty happy with it.

I’m sure there’s a better option again, though, there always is. My sister loves Ecosia.

by Anonymousreply 810/12/2018

[quote] Anybody use this site?

The Taylor Hanson troll.

by Anonymousreply 910/12/2018

I use Bing, but I'm ecstatic to hear this. Google needs to be neutralized, and we also need to go back to the days when we had multiple sites competing in each market, not just the one.

by Anonymousreply 1010/12/2018

I use and like it. Fuck google.

by Anonymousreply 1110/12/2018

I like it and like the cute duck logo. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s run off a Russian search engine, Yandex.

by Anonymousreply 1210/12/2018

You've come a long way Baby

by Anonymousreply 1310/12/2018

Just checked out Ecosia. I like it. Thanks R8

by Anonymousreply 1410/12/2018

I thought DuckDuckGo is strictly a Tor Browser search engine looking for .onion pages in the Dark Web?

by Anonymousreply 1510/12/2018

I started using DuckDuckGo two years ago as a Google replacement until I realized there's a logo of Yandex at the bottom of DDG home page. Yes, DDG uses a Russian search engine. I immediately returned to Google and haven't visited DDG since. You just never know how deep the connection between DDG and Yandex goes.

by Anonymousreply 1610/12/2018

[quote] I thought DuckDuckGo is strictly a Tor Browser search engine looking for .onion pages in the Dark Web?

Who told you that? Google?

by Anonymousreply 1710/12/2018

"... we also need to go back to the days when we had multiple sites competing in each market, not just the one."

No!

by Anonymousreply 1810/12/2018

[quote] I thought DuckDuckGo is strictly a Tor Browser search engine looking for .onion pages in the Dark Web?

[quote] Who told you that? Google?

Sorry, I mixed DuckDuckGo with DuckDuckGoOnion for Tor Browser.

by Anonymousreply 1910/12/2018

R16 Yandex? What so you mean?

by Anonymousreply 2010/12/2018

What is so bad about Google? Much of my information is integrated via Google and it makes my life easier. So Google has information about me. So what? Perhaps if I had something to hide I'd be concerned. Good to have competition, but I'll stay with Google.

by Anonymousreply 2110/12/2018

[quote] Yes, DDG uses a Russian search engine.

Whoops. Looks like I celebrated too soon. (Fuck Putin and his Krokodil-afflicted, vodka-addicted troll armies.)

Bing it is then.

by Anonymousreply 2210/12/2018

Some people should NEVER wear Yandex!

by Anonymousreply 2310/12/2018

r16 there's no such thing when I open the page.

by Anonymousreply 2410/12/2018

R24, I was beginning to feel skeptical, too, but it appears that DDG is in a partnership with Yandex.

by Anonymousreply 2510/12/2018

Gogoduck and all the VPN features in Opera Browser and the like are operated by Russians. Nothing good can come out of it.

I hate to say this, but Bing and Google are still your safest bets when searching on your computer.

by Anonymousreply 2610/12/2018

Bing! For now...

by Anonymousreply 2710/12/2018

[quote]Gogoduck and all the VPN features in Opera Browser and the like are operated by Russians.

Woe! Thanks for that info about Opera. I just started using that for the first time recently and had no idea. Thanks for the heads up, and I agree about the Russians. They have zero credibility in everything they say and do.

by Anonymousreply 2810/12/2018

Are Yandex's partnerships with Facebook, Twitter, CERN, and Firefox any more worrisome than their affiliation with DuckDuckGo?

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2018

Tried using it as a Google alternative, but fewer results returned.

by Anonymousreply 3010/12/2018

Despite that Google's Chinese search engine links phone numbers with web searches, I'm sticking with DuckDuck.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Saturday at 1:15 AM

OP works for Putin.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Saturday at 1:18 AM

I love the antivirus software Kaspersky and it worked great on my computer, but because of the Russian connection I chose Bitdefender instead this time around. Sorry, but DuckDuckGo using Russian based software makes me paranoid as hell and I don't even have anything to hide (well, except my obsession with teen shows like Riverdale and Presenting Hole threads on Datalounge).

by Anonymousreply 33Last Saturday at 2:29 AM

I use Startpage.com run by the same company that offered ixquick, another privacy-respecting search engine.

The underlying startpage search is google but none of your personal information is passed to them.

I never got good results using Duckduckgo.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Saturday at 7:23 AM

Google has many, many more results for "Gap Playlists" than the Russian Duck search engine.

Nyet!

by Anonymousreply 35Last Saturday at 7:29 AM
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