Why should I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google? Gabriel Weinberg, CEO & Founder at DuckDuckGo (2008-present)

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#1 — Google tracks you. We don’t.

You share your most intimate secrets with your search engine without even thinking: medical, financial and personal issues, along with all the day to day things that make you, well, you. All of that personal information should be private, but on Google it’s not. On Google, your searches are tracked, mined, and packaged up into a data profile for advertisers to follow you around the Internet through those intrusive and annoying ever-present banner ads, using Google’s massive ad networks, embedded across millions of sites and apps.

In fact, it’s a myth that you need to track people to make money in web search. When you search ‘car’ we can show you a car ad without knowing anything about you. That’s how we make money and it doesn’t involve tracking because it is based on the keyword and not the person…

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1 thought on “Why should I use DuckDuckGo instead of Google? Gabriel Weinberg, CEO & Founder at DuckDuckGo (2008-present)

  1. He never mentions in any of his answers how he made $10 mil. from selling user data nor does he apologize for it. Look into the Names Database. He refuses to open source his code so that users can verify he isn’t doing the same thing. Duck is just a gigantic honeypot of user data he is collecting and selling. For true privacy you need something open source to verify they aren’t tracking you. YacY and Jive Search are both good here.

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