REVEALED: DuckDuckGo Sells Private Search Information of Users to Microsoft

DuckDuckGo, a search engine that claims to be privacy oriented, has betrayed their users yet again.

The search engine is being exposed for selling information to Microsoft through a third-party tracker on their smartphone app.

Researcher Zach Edwards made the discovery and blasted DuckDuckGo in a Twitter post:

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg did not deny that he was selling out the search information of its users. He just made excuses for doing it while still claiming despite the evidence otherwise that his organization promotes privacy.

“We have always been extremely careful to never promise anonymity when browsing, because that frankly isnโ€™t possible given how quickly trackers change how they work to evade protections and the tools we currently offer,” Weinberg said.

“When most other browsers on the market talk about tracking protection, they are usually referring to 3rd-party cookie protection and fingerprinting protection, and our browsers for iOS, Android, and our new Mac beta, impose these restrictions on third-party tracking scripts, including those from Microsoft. What we’re talking about here is an above-and-beyond protection that most browsers don’t even attempt to do โ€” that is, blocking third-party tracking scripts before they load on 3rd party websites,” he continued.

“Because we’re doing this where we can, users are still getting significantly more privacy protection with DuckDuckGo than they would using other browsers,” Weinberg added.

Big League Politics has reported on other times DuckDuckGo betrayed their users, such as censoring news content in a similar manner as Google:

The search engine, DuckDuckGo, which has emerged as an ostensibly pro-freedom alternative to Google, is now embracing Big Tech censorship.

DuckDuckGoโ€™s founder Gabriel Weinberg has announced that the search engine will be suppressing so-called โ€œRussian disinformation,โ€ joining the Big Brother crusade to censor all non-globalist approved narratives regarding the Russia/Ukraine conflict.

โ€œAt DuckDuckGo, weโ€™ve been rolling out search updates that down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation,โ€ Weinberg wrote in a tweet.

โ€œIn addition to down-ranking sites associated with disinformation, we also often place news modules and information boxes at the top of DuckDuckGo search results (where they are seen and clicked the most) to highlight quality information for rapidly unfolding topics,โ€ he continued.

โ€œIn addition to down-ranking sites associated with disinformation, we also often place news modules and information boxes at the top of DuckDuckGo search results (where they are seen and clicked the most) to highlight quality information for rapidly unfolding topics,โ€ Weinberg added, claiming that DuckDuckGo will continue to protect usersโ€™ privacy even while initiating Draconian censorship.”

DuckDuckGo has shown the problem with alt tech when it is not run by individuals who have a massive backbone. They will always fold under the pressure of the regime.

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