Thursday, November 28, 2019

Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey uses DuckDuckGo over Google

Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey uses DuckDuckGo over Google
privacy


Google receives 63,000 searches per second in a day. This means in a year, the company receives 2 trillion searches throughout, 2 million searches per minute, 228 million searches per minute and 5.6 billion per day. Google is light years away from other search engines but Twitter's CEO prefers DuckDuckGo to Google.

Jack Dorsey endorsed the search engine in a tweet where he said it was his default search engine.

What is DuckDuckGo

In simple terms, it's a pro-privacy search service that does not sell your data like major search companies do.

DuckDuckGo has a lot of benefits that Google doesn't offer :

  • User privacy - There is no personal information collected and stored about users. There is no search history stored for you as a user. As a result, if governments or institutions like the police, request data about you from DuckDuckGo, there is no data to be shared with them.
  • It prevents search leakage. The websites that you visit from DuckDuckGo do not know what you searched for, to get to them.
  • Direct contact with the developer team. DuckDuckGo has a small team behind it, and it relies on its user community to improve steadily. If you want to, you can provide feedback to DuckDuckGo, by going to their community website. You can contribute by submitting translations, features ideas, bug reports, etc.
  • Transparency about how it works and how it treats users. If you want to know their history and evolution, where their team is based, how to access their community and read their up-to-date privacy policy, go to this page: About DuckDuckGo.


DuckDuckGo cannot match the giant numbers of Google but it does not compromise user privacy. Dorsey's tweet suggests that it's a nod towards prioritizing privacy, could we see end-to-end encrypted direct messages on  Twitter in future?

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