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(DECEMBER COMPASS) Rad Apps: Duck Duck Go Privacy Browser


In 2018, the privacy of online denizens is almost entirely gone with international corporations monetizing your every move at the best and providing shady governments and interested parties personal information at the worst.  In truth, the 5th amendment only protects citizens from unwarranted searches by the government (usually).

Whoops, you caught me prattling on my soapbox about something larger than an app itself again: what to do?  DuckDuckGo (DDG) is a search alternative to the likes of Google, Bing, Yahoo, Askjeeves (are they still around?) and others, however, DDG promises not to track its users and also offers up the same results no matter who you are to avoid the filter bubble effect.

For anyone like me who’re trying to avoid the millions of creepy ways Google, Facebook, et al. are trying to track you, having a reliable and useful search alternative is mandatory.  In keeping with DDG’s mission of personal privacy, DDG Privacy Browser doesn’t save your personal information, has built in anti-tracking tools to avoid ad networks and furthermore assigns a ‘Privacy Grade’ to the website you’re visiting based on whether that website is trying to track you or not.

DDG Privacy Browser really shines just for quick searches when you want to look something up without the expectation that one or two innocuous searches will follow you around for the rest of your life.  You can find this Rad App on the Play Store or F-Droid.


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