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DuckDuckGo on iOS 8 and Yosemite – The official debut soon



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DuckDuckGo on iOS 8 and Yosemite – The official debut soon


DuckDuckGo on iOS 8 and Yosemite – Official Debut Soon! During the last WWDC 2014 we learned about the news that will bring with them the new versions of iOS and OS X. Among the many innovations that have gone almost unnoticed, there are the most important and noteworthy! We are talking, in this case, of the incorporation of native form of the search engine DuckDuckGo.

But many will ask, what is DuckDuckGo? For those who don’t know it, it is a well-known search engine that jumped to fame after the spying measures carried out by the NSA were discovered, DuckDuckGo proposes itself as an alternative search engine that does not collect user information and respects privacymaking it undoubtedly a viable alternative.

The main advantage of DuckDuckGo is the anonymous searches through encrypted data even if, in the end, it is more interesting to know its privacy policy. While many search engines, needless to mention names, make us accept millions of words long rules creating only confusion, DuckDuckGo is clear in only two lines:

DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. This is our privacy policy in a nutshell.

This search engine could already be manually incorporated into Safari, both in iOS and OS X, and included there is an application for iOS, but it will only be from tonight that iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will offer the option to have DuckDuckGo as your default search engine. It surprised everyone, but it sure surprised the DuckDuckGo guys, who didn’t expect Apple to incorporate them into updates to its operating systems.

Certainly, this search engine still lacks a lot to go and even though they get numbers like five million daily searches and have implemented new functions, they are still light years away from Google, Bing and Yahoo in terms of results. Even if they now feel backed by a leading company like Apple, they will certainly have double the work to do as their exposure will be greater.

In any case, tonight, at 7pm we could install iOS 8 and try this new search engine. The good thing, it’s really good news for many, is that if DuckDuckGo doesn’t convince us that much, we could still go back to our favorite search engine. And what do you think of DuckDuckGo?

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