• Can DuckDuckGo raise enough money to give Google a scare?

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    ISSUE 19.44 • 2022-10-31

    PUBLIC DEFENDER

    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    People in a small but dedicated movement known as “degoogling” strive to avoid being tracked by the Google search giant. That’s a challenge, because Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., also compiles data on you through YouTube, the Play Store, and many other subsidiaries.

    A major alternative is a privacy-focused search engine with the weird name of DuckDuckGo. (Founder Gabriel Weinberg, soon to become a father, chose the moniker in 2008 after the children’s game Duck, Duck, Goose.) DDG, as the search engine is sometimes known, promises not to save searches you enter nor retain any information about you.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.44.0, 2022-10-31).
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