The Duckduckgo Skeptic Thread -

Sans Fish Man

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I think duckduckgo has been compromised somewhat since its one of if not the most popular privacy based browser so the gov has incentive to wiretap.

Also something else to note is sometimes when i put an obscure youtube video on my phone while using fdroid's duckduckgo apk after seeing it on my TV it has the full title in recommended search results.

Post your duckduckgo skepticism also.
 

Forgetful Gynn

Reason is the first victim of strong emotion
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Pissmaster

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Startpage.com doesn't seem to be private either, I had the same sort of thing go on with seeing ads for stuff I searched for on there. Despite their claim of being a private proxy.
 

Consenticles

sit nomine digna
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Don’t forget Yandex and Yippi
Yandex is hit or miss if you do not know Russian. Might give a few non english sites on the first page, depending on your query. But I do like it over DDG for my riskier searches.

At this point I assume any browser is compromised, and if I really wanted to assume anonymity, I would be doing far more than just changing my search engine.
 

Forgetful Gynn

Reason is the first victim of strong emotion
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Yandex is hit or miss if you do not know Russian. Might give a few non english sites on the first page, depending on your query. But I do like it over DDG for my riskier searches.

At this point I assume any browser is compromised, and if I really wanted to assume anonymity, I would be doing far more than just changing my search engine.
To be truly safe you'd have to use a very old OS running on a very old processor.
 

UnimportantFarmer

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Duckgogo is also heavily US focussed. It might be aimed at Americans, but at those who don't even think about overseas? A proxy and Google maybe? Google anyhow seems far better in finding practical stuff. It might be worthless politically, but aren't they all to some degree?
 
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