Great news for people concerned with online privacy: Mozilla will integrate DuckDuckGo into the next version of Firefox. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that doesn’t collect any personal information, meaning you are not providing any companies with user behavior, preventing them pushing personalized results or advertisements.
Mozilla is following Apple, which also offers DuckDuckGo in Safari both for Mac OS X and iOS. (Duck) billed as the search engine that doesn’t track you, DuckDuckGo gives all users the same search results, with none of the personal profiling you get from Google or Bing. The aim of this is to give you information from the best sources, rather than the most popular.
With Mozilla adding DuckDuckGo to its default search options in Firefox, that leaves Microsoft Internet Explorer, and of course Google Chrome without. DuckDuckGo is a competitor to both companies’ search engines, although you can change your search provider manually if you choose. However, DuckDuckGo isn’t just a competitor, it’s philosophy puts it in direct opposition to that of Google and Bing.
DuckDuckGo will be available in Firefox 34, which should be released on November 25th. You can already add it to your search options by visiting DuckDuckGo.com. Click the search symbol in the search bar, and you will have the option to add it immediately.
Source: Mozilla Releases
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