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DuckDuckGo #1321416 Sun Aug 11 2019 08:42 AM
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I would put this on the ITT Short Bus but need opinions rather that tech advice. The DuckDuckGo search engine is supposed to gather zero data on it's users and was wondering if anyone had used it. Thanks; Evan


Evan
Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: coilover] #1321418 Sun Aug 11 2019 12:02 PM
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Evan;

I've been using the DuckDuckGo search engine for quite awhile. You just specify DDG as your search engine on ANY browser platform. It works great and no more focused advertising from web history. Also try the Cheetah Mobile browser on your Android devices. The CM browser is very speedy. There is also a Windows and MacOS version that I have not tried because I use Ubuntu on my PC and I use FireFox. I am Anti-Google/Chrome because of all of the history tracking and advertising. You will be happy with DDG and/or CM. Good Luck.

SimS

Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: coilover] #1325159 Fri Sep 06 2019 09:59 PM
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DuckDuckGo has been my go-to Search Engine for ~8yrs. I swear by it. It respects your privacy, answers to your searches aren't motivated by ADs, or other monetary concerns, it's super fast. They also have a bunch of nice shortcuts for specific types of searches. A really great bunch of people. If you ask me. smile

Chris

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I'm with you; Google knows too much, already. wink

Chris


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Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: coilover] #1325785 Wed Sep 11 2019 06:15 PM
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I use duck duck go a lot, I have good results with it.

Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: coilover] #1325816 Wed Sep 11 2019 10:48 PM
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OK, you all convinced me. However my current search engine is Google with Windows 10. When I go to "set default browser" I get 5 (?) options and DDG isn't listed. With no obvious field to type in DDG I'm at a loss. 1's and O's are not my first language.

And advice?

RonR


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Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: coilover] #1326341 Mon Sep 16 2019 11:46 AM
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I just downloaded DuckDuckGo and on a second try and that is a record for me. It seems to be a clean application. My question, I know nothing is free so how do they make money?


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Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: WE b OLD] #1326348 Mon Sep 16 2019 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by WE b OLD
. . . My question, I know nothing is free so how do they make money?

from the Wikipedia: "DuckDuckGo earns revenue by serving ads from the Yahoo-Bing search alliance network and through affiliate relationships with Amazon and eBay."

How DDG generates income.


Tim
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Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: coilover] #1326355 Mon Sep 16 2019 02:17 PM
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For what it may or may not be worth, I've used DDG from the start and I've used Linux and similar Linux-based free use products since the mid to late 90s. Not once have I suffered any problems with them (like hackers, viruses, trojan horses, etc). They are set up entirely differently than Microsoft products. Microsoft wants and needs to be able to get into your computer to (a) upgrade (b) apply patches and fixes and (c) well...I don't even want to think about (c). This is one place where the big problem starts. If MS has this avenue leading into your computer all Mr. Hacker needs to do is find it and he and all his buddies are in there also. Linux operating systems don't work this way. If an update is offered, you can refuse it and the old system will normally still be fine. Exceptions: if you have chosen to use WINE or other Windows emulation programs to allow you to install and run Microsoft products or Microsoft-based applications (which once was necessary for things like Adobe Flash Player), then when those products are updated you may have to install an updated patch or something. Today, the Linux boys and girls have worked around most things and some of the free applications (GIMP for one example) are well ahead of MS products like Paint 3D or such and some of the software has completely eclipsed anything MS has to offer.

Duck Duck Go and a few others (like Opera, SeaMonkey, etc) at least if you believe what was claimed when they were originated were not set up to be a huge cash cow. Having said that I fully understand human nature. As Mr. Rockefeller answered when asked how much money is enough..."just a little bit more."

Good luck but please don't worry about things like this too much. If my history is any sort of indication, you won't get burned. Not that I'm a computer whiz kid. I studied programming like anyone who took business courses in the 60s (and 70s I suppose), but I never really used that knowledge until the 80s when I started running specialty companies with small office staffs around the country and naturally the boss had to know the answers when things got sticky or stopped working. Since then I've participated on some Linux forums and I've learned these folks are both very intelligent and dedicated to their work in unique ways. Free use computing for these people is a passion, a challenge and privacy is paramount in their opinions. The other important point: Last time I looked, Linux use amounts to less than 2% of the computer population. Follow Sutton's Law...go where the money is. 2% is a waste of time to a hacker. Not only will he/she not get much reward, the danger of getting caught in a field that small is much higher.


Jon

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Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: coilover] #1326356 Mon Sep 16 2019 02:19 PM
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Thanks, Ted but the old saying applies to me in spades, 'The more you explain it the less I understand it. But I do get the concept.


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1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: DuckDuckGo [Re: Jon G] #1326497 Tue Sep 17 2019 11:01 AM
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Jon;

Good points about Linux/Unix operating systems for the desktop. I'm a long time DDG and Ubuntu user. BTW I believe a majority of the internet web servers run on Linux/Unix.
As you mentioned the upgrade process and various free application software cannot be beat.

SimS

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