The improved privacy protection of the DuckDuckGo browser will now apply to Microsoft scripts as well
DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg said at the time that it was due to a search syndication deal with Microsoft and that further information on third-party tracker preventions would be released soon. Some seized on DuckDuckGo’s own statements that “tracking is tracking,” a term the business used against Google’s cookie-replacing “privacy sandbox” ad technology.
“I’ve heard from many users and recognize that we didn’t achieve their expectations surrounding one of our browser’s online tracking safeguards,” Weinberg says in a blog post. DuckDuckGo promises to be more upfront about which trackers its browser and add-ons protect users against, making tracker blocklists public and providing users with more information on how tracking safeguards work through a new help page.”