switched to DuckDuckGo

for all my searches.

The search engine with the funny logo and name is delivering what I want, without disturbing or tracking me. It has therefore taken over as default search engine in my browsers.

I ditched Google as search engine a long time ago. With Bing growing up to become just as “smart” and intrusive as its main competitor, it too has now been ditched.

DuckDuckGo has actually been my preferred search engine for quite a while now. First as add-on in Opera, and then in other browsers I use on a somewhat regular basis. The other search engines have hardly been used the last couple of years.

Browsers that won't let me change default search engine in an easy way to suit my preferences, simply won't be used by me. MS Edge falls into that category, as although it can be done I'm not gonna waste time on an unnecessary complex process in a (so far) somewhat inferior browser.

spread the good news.

From the DuckDuckGo website…

DuckDuckGo doesn't store your personal information.

Stop being followed by creepy ads, being sold out to advertisers, and being charged more money based on your search history.

What you search for is your own business and we'd like to keep it that way. That's why we don't collect any personal information and therefore, have none to share.

The above pretty much does it for me, as I prefer to make my foot­print across the online market­places as small as possible. Setting up ad-blockers and privacy settings in browsers, is all well and good. Having yet another level of privacy in the form of a search engine that respects my privacy, makes life online even better.

to care or not to care.

Many don't care about privacy issues when using search engines, or at all. Those who do care may not know that they have real alternatives at hand.

DuckDuckGo as search engine is an excellent choice for those who do care about privacy, and I can not come up with a single good reason not to use it.

As long as DuckDuckGo lives up to its declared privacy policy and behaves more or less as it does now, it will keep its position as the winner amongst search engines on all my web-surfing devices.

sincerely  georg; sign

Hageland 23.jul.2016
last rev: 23.sep.2016

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