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Greetings Mi Fans,
Search engines have evolved to make it easier to find the information you need without having to go through different websites. Google has the Knowledge Graph feature that shows a neat box with useful information above (or beside) search results. It can do cool things such as calculations, show flight information and even currency conversion.
DuckDuckGo, you might not have heard of it, but it is a very good web browser that works great on Android and iOS. DuckDuckGo is all about privacy. It doesn't do personalized results nor does it store your IP address, user logs, cookies or anything else that could be used to track you online.
These are some reasons why you should use DuckDuckGo instead of Google!
#1 - Google tracks you. We (DuckDuckGo) don't
You share your most intimate secrets with your search engine without even thinking: medical, financial and personal issues, along with with all the day to day things that make you, well, you. All of that personal information should be private, but on Google, it's not. On Google, your searches are tracked, mined, and packaged up into a data profile for advertisers to follow you around the Internet through those intrusive and annoying ever-present banner ads, using Google’s massive ad networks, embedded across millions of sites and apps.
#2 - Block Google trackers lurking everywhere
Google tracks you on more than just their search engine. You may realize they also track you on YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Android, Gmaps, and all the other services they run. For those, we recommend using private alternatives like DuckDuckGo for search. Yes, you can live Google-free.
#3 - Get unbiased results, outside the Filter Bubble
When you search, you expect unbiased results, but that's not what you get on Google. On Google, you get results tailored to what they think you're likely to click on, based on the data profile they've built on you over time from all that tracking I described above.
#4 - We (DuckDuckGo) listen
Google is notoriously hard to get a hold of. Locked out of your Gmail account? Sorry, we can't help you. Does the Knowledge Graph say you're dead? That's unfortunate. Unless you're a journalist or influencer of some kind, good luck getting anyone at Google to listen.
#5 - We (DuckDuckGo) don't try to trap you in our "Ecosystem"
It used to be that you search on Google and then you click off to the top result. Over time, Google bought more and more companies and launched more and more of their own competing services, favoring them over others in their search results. Google Places instead of Yelp, TripAdvisor, etc. Google Products instead of Amazon, Target, etc. They’re in travel, health, and soon jobs. Anywhere there is money to be made, you can expect them to get into it eventually.
#6 - We (DuckDuckGo) have !bangs
To further this point, we have a built-in feature called bangs that enables you to search other sites directly, completely skipping DuckDuckGo if you like. Here's how it works. Let's say you know you want to go to the Wikipedia article for ducks. You can just search for "!w duck" and we will take you right there.
#7 - We (DuckDuckGo) strive for a world where you have control over your personal information
Our vision is to raise the standard of trust online. If you share this vision, supporting DuckDuckGo helps us make progress towards it. For the past seven years, we’ve been donating a substantial portion of our profits to organizations that also work towards the Internet we want — an open Internet where you can take control of your personal information.
#8 - Our (DuckDuckGo) search results aren't loaded up with ads
For many Google searches, most of the entire first page is ads. On mobile, it can be even worse.
Not so on DuckDuckGo. We keep ads to a minimum, and naturally, they're non-tracking ads, based only on search keywords and not on a personal profile or search history. In fact, as stated above, it’s a myth that you need to track people to make money in web search. When you search 'car' we can show you car ads without knowing anything about you, based on the keywords you type in.
#9 - Search without fear
When people know they are being watched, they change their behavior. It's a well-documented behavior called the chilling effect, and it happens on Google. For example, an MIT study showed that people started doing fewer health searches on Google after the Snowden revelations, fearing that their personal ailments might get out.
#10 - Google is simply too big, and too powerful
Google is GIANT, the epitome of Silicon Valley big tech, with a market cap of around 750 Billion dollars (at the time of writing), 75,000 employees, dominating search, browsing, online advertising, and more, with tentacles in everything tech, online and offline. Last year they outspent every other company on lobbying Washington.
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