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The description of DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser


Privacy, simplified. One free super-charged app, multiple types of privacy protection.

The DuckDuckGo app provides the most comprehensive online privacy protection with the push of a button. With one download, you get a new everyday browser that offers seamless protection while you search and browse, and access to tracking protections for emails you receive and apps you use. Many of these protections are not offered in most popular browsers by default.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
Search Privately by Default — DuckDuckGo Private Search comes built-in, so you can easily search the web without being tracked.

Block Tracking Cookies — prevent most 3rd-party cookies from tracking you as you browse from site to site.

Escape Website Trackers Before They Load — automatically stop most hidden trackers (3rd-party scripts) from loading, which prevents companies from collecting and using any personal data from these trackers. Our cutting-edge tracker blocking technology – called 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection – goes above and beyond what you get in most popular browsers by default.

Automatically Enforce Encryption — force many sites you visit to automatically use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection, which helps shield your data from Wi-Fi snoopers and network onlookers like your Internet provider.

Block Email Trackers (Beta) — Over 85% of emails sent to Duck Addresses contained trackers that can detect when you’ve opened a message, where you were when you opened it, and what device you were using. Email Protection makes it easy to block most email trackers and hide your existing address when signing up for things online, all without switching email providers.

Protect Your Privacy in Other Apps (Beta) — block most hidden app trackers in other apps day or night and prevent third-party companies from invading your privacy with App Tracking Protection. This feature uses a VPN connection, but it works locally on your device and does not collect personal data.

Escape Fingerprinting — help stop companies from creating a unique identifier for you by blocking their attempts to combine specific information about your browser and device settings.

Block Tracking Cookies — prevent most 3rd-party cookies from tracking you as you browse from site to site.

We also have many protections not available on most browsers including protection from link tracking, Google AMP tracking, and more.

EVERYDAY PRIVACY CONTROLS
Tap Fire Button, Burn Data — clear your tabs and browsing data with our Fire Button.

Signal Your Privacy Preference with Global Privacy Control (GPC) — built-into our app, GPC intends to help you express your opt-out rights automatically by telling websites not to sell or share your personal information. Whether it can be used to enforce your legal rights (for example, current or future CCPA, GDPR requirements) depends on the laws in your jurisdiction.

Note about our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection following DuckDuckGo ad clicks: Our 3rd-Party Tracker Protection goes above and beyond what you get in most popular browsers by default, but we’re constantly working to make it more comprehensive. Currently, if an advertiser wants to detect conversions on their own website for our private DuckDuckGo search ads, our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection will not stop bat.bing.com requests from loading on the advertiser’s website following DuckDuckGo ad clicks, but those requests are stopped in all other contexts. This is because DuckDuckGo private search advertising is in partnership with Microsoft. As part of that partnership, viewing ads on DuckDuckGo is anonymous and Microsoft has committed to not profile our users’ ad clicks.

Read more about this and our Tracking Protections at https://help.duckduckgo.com/privacy/web-tracking-protections/
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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Varies with device APK for Android Varies with device+

Version Varies with device for Android Varies with device+
Update on 2022-11-15
Installs 10.000.000++
File size 38.496.429 bytes
Permissions view permissions
What's new What's new in this release?
- We’ve removed the waitlist for App Tracking Protection, making the beta open to all Android users!
- App Tracking Protection helps block 3rd-party trackers lurking in your apps, even when you’re not using them.
- Start blocking 3rd-party trackers in your Android apps today: open the app Menu > Settings > App Tracking Protection, then simply follow the onscreen instructions to get started.

Have feedback?
You can always reach us at https://duckduckgo.com/feedback.

FAQs

  • You can easily still be uniquely identified and tracked while using Incognito mode through “browser fingerprinting.” Just as each person has a unique fingerprint, so does every browser. ... On the other hand, DuckDuckGo doesn't track your search history at all, regardless of whether you're “incognito” or not.
  • Duckduckgo is actually the default search engine for the Tor browser, especially desirable for users who want to browse the deep web or the dark web safely. Important note: you will notice many other sources and blogs saying Duckduckgo is a 'safe browser' or 'secure browser'.
  • At DuckDuckGo, we've expanded beyond our roots in search, to protect you no matter where you go on the Internet. Our DuckDuckGo browser extension and mobile app is available for all major browsers and devices, and blocks these Google trackers, along with the ones from Facebook and countless other data brokers.
  • While DuckDuckGo doesn't share your data with anyone, the browser does store data internally—it will save data internally as you go for services like autocompleting site addresses you've already visited. The burn button deletes that data and starts over. Because the only truly safe data is dead (deleted) data.
  • You might know DuckDuckGo as the anti-Google search engine, but it's also branched out to make its own mobile browsers for Android and iOS. ... To keep you anonymized online, DuckDuckGo blocks tracking cookies that are able to identify you and your device, and even scans and ranks sites' privacy policies.
  • DuckDuckGo search is completely anonymous, in line with our strict privacy policy. Each time you search on DuckDuckGo, you have a blank search history, as if you've never been there before. We simply don't store anything that can tie searches to you personally.
  • But does Google own DuckDuckGo? Nope. It's not affiliated with Google and started in 2008 with a desire to give people another option. One of its first advertisements was urging people to look at Google with the slogan, “Google tracks you.
  • DuckDuckGo search is completely anonymous, in line with our strict privacy policy. Each time you search on DuckDuckGo, you have a blank search history, as if you've never been there before. We simply don't store anything that can tie searches to you personally.
  • In addition to its private search engine, DuckDuckGo offers a privacy browser app for iOS and Android, as well as a Chrome extension. If you'd rather not download the app or extension, you can also go to duckduckgo.com and run your searches there.
  • DuckDuckGo describes itself as "the search engine that doesn't track you". It promises not to use cookies to follow users and says it doesn't collect any personal information on those who use it. Even your IP address is hidden. "We protect your search history, even from us," founder Gabriel Weinberg told WIRED.
  • BETA. App Tracking Protection for Android is free and blocks trackers it identifies in other apps from third-party companies (those different from the company that owns each app). It is now built right into the DuckDuckGo Android app.
  • DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that prioritizes its users' personal privacy and security. DuckDuckGo does not use cookies, collect your IP address or personal information, or create any kind of personal profile about you.
  • Firefox and all Chromium-based browsers are compatible with the DuckDuckGo extension. Is DuckDuckGo Owned by Google? No, DuckDuckGo's website owners are independent and not affiliated with Google, Bing or any other major search engine.
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