Search Engines

DuckDuckGo Doesn’t Hide or Encrypt Your Search History [Updated]

DuckDuckGo is a private search engine. It is adamant about spreading privacy around the internet. However, there is one issue we discovered that raises privacy concerns. Your search terms, while they may be sent over your network in an encrypted form, show up in plain text in browsing history. Contents: Is DuckDuckGo Really Private? DuckDuckGo…

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Chrome’s Incognito Mode Isn’t Private, So What’s the Point?

Incognito Mode in Google Chrome, despite its name, isn’t really “incognito” at all. The Independent published this article on Tuesday explaining that “incognito” misleads users into thinking their data is protected. What Does Incognito Mode Do? Using Incognito Mode, Chrome won’t save the following information: Your browsing history Cookies and site data Information entered in…

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Search Encrypt Has Better Privacy By Default Than DuckDuckGo [New Research]

Search Encrypt and DuckDuckGo are both “private search engines”. Both Search Encrypt and DuckDuckGo work to minimize tracking on the internet. There is a key privacy issue that we found with DuckDuckGo that Search Encrypt solves. We’ve discussed encryption before, and Search Encrypt is serious about it (encryption is in our name). By using advanced…