DuckDuckGo: The Privacy-First Browser That Took on Google and Won
The Path Forward for Privacy
Weinberg envisions DuckDuckGo as the “easy button” for privacy, offering a straightforward way for users to protect their online privacy. However, the landscape of online privacy is complex. A recent dispute between DuckDuckGo and its rival, Brave, centered on Microsoft trackers allegedly allowed by DuckDuckGo. While technicalities were involved, DuckDuckGo defended itself, stating that the issue pertained to ad clicks only and was strictly non-profiling.
Weinberg acknowledged limitations stemming from DuckDuckGo’s agreement with Microsoft but affirmed the company’s commitment to pushing for more privacy protections. He reassured users of DuckDuckGo’s core promise: “we don’t track you.”