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DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is an internet privacy company founded in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg.

DuckDuckGo started as an Internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results. In 2018 it released a browser extension and mobile that protect privacy beyond search, by blocking third-party trackers, enforcing encryption where possible, and showing a privacy grade for each website visited.

DuckDuckGo is a remote-working company and makes its search traffic publicly available. It also makes annual donations to privacy-related organizations.

Products

  • DuckDuckGo Search: Private web search.
  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials: Private browsing offered as an extension for desktop browsers, and mobile app for iOS and Android.

Timeline

October 13, 2011
DuckDuckGo raises a $3,000,000 series A round from Joshua Schachter, Kal Vepuri, Scott Banister and Union Square Ventures.
February 29, 2008
DuckDuckGo was founded by Gabriel Weinberg.

Funding rounds

People

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Role
LinkedIn

Ali Greene

Employee

Brad Burnham

Board member

Brian Stoner

Employee

Caine Tighe

Employee

Chris Heimark

Employee

Christopher Morast

Employee

Gabriel Weinberg

Board member

Jaryd Malbin

Employee

Jeff Miller

Investor

Jim Young

Investor

Jordan Kanarek

Advisor

Josh Stylman

Investor

Joshua Schachter

Investor

Kal Vepuri

Investor

Peter Hershberg

Investor

Prakash Swaminathan

Employee

Scott and Cyan Banister

Investor

Stephen Mendel

Board member

Zaahir Moolla

Employee

Zac Pappis

Employee

Further reading

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DuckDuckGo About Page

Web

DuckDuckGo Help Pages

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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News

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Natasha Lomas
June 16, 2021
TechCrunch
Privacy tech continues cooking on gas. To wit: Non-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo has just revealed that it beefed up its balance sheet at the back end of last year with $100 million+ in "mainly secondary investment" -- from a mix of existing and new investors. Its blog post name-checks Omers Ventures, Thrive, GP Bullhound, Impact America [...]
Natasha Lomas
May 18, 2021
TechCrunch
When antitrust accusations close in on Google the tech giant loves to fire back a riposte that competition is just "one click away". It's a disingenuous retort from an online advertising behemoth whose power and profits stem from its expertise in capturing markets by manipulating and monopolizing Internet users' attention. Indeed, the entire brand is [...]
Natasha Lomas
May 18, 2021
TechCrunch
When antitrust accusations close in on Google the tech giant loves to fire back a riposte that competition is just "one click away". It's a disingenuous retort from an online advertising behemoth whose power and profits stem from its expertise in capturing markets by manipulating and monopolizing Internet users' attention. Indeed, the entire brand is [...]
Clive Thompson
May 14, 2021
Wired
The unlikely success of DuckDuckGo suggests a way to escape surveillance capitalism.
Benj Edwards
May 10, 2021
How-To Geek
Mozilla Firefox lets you trigger bookmarks with a custom keyword in the address bar. With this feature and a custom bookmarklet, you can quickly search a site using Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo. Here's how.
Chris Hoffman
May 1, 2021
How-To Geek
DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused search engine that doesn't track you. This alternative to Google, Bing, and Yahoo is growing fast. Here's an introduction to DuckDuckGo and a look at how it protects your privacy.
CDN Staff
April 15, 2021
IT Business
DuckDuckGo can now block Google's tracking method, Tech workers at The New York Times have formed a union, and virtual work spaces are becoming a new normal to boost productivity.
Humza Aamir
April 12, 2021
TechSpot
DuckDuckGo has announced that its Chrome browser extension has been updated to block Google's new tracking technology. Although the company suggests users simply stop using Chrome as...
FE Online
April 10, 2021
The Financial Express
The post noted that Google had initially tried it for a short period of time and claimed that the company decided not to make this new tracking method a user choice.
Mitchell Clark
April 9, 2021
The Verge
Google is looking to replace third-party cookies with its FLoC technology, but its competitor DuckDuckGo is looking to block it with a Chrome extension to protect users' privacy. Google will have to approve the update that lets that happen.
Tim Brookes
April 9, 2021
How-To Geek
Search engines like Google and Bing are notorious for tracking users, but privacy-focused alternatives like DuckDuckGo don't always deliver Google-quality results. Enter StartPage, a search engine that doesn't track you while still providing results directly from Google.
April 2, 2021
The Indian Express
Private browsers also use tracker blockers, which can often be downloaded as an add-on for a browser. The blockers depend on a list of known trackers that grab information about your identity.
Angus Whitley and Georgina McKay | Bloomberg
February 12, 2021
@bsindia
Google opposes a planned law that would force it and Facebook Inc. to pay Australian publishers for news content.
Martin Coulter
February 3, 2021
Business Insider
Google's rivals slammed the firm for threatening to exit Australia.
Anuj Bhatia
January 26, 2021
The Indian Express
DuckDuckGo, a search engine that puts privacy first, is going strong despite Google's dominance in the online search market through various services.
Aditya Saroha
January 25, 2021
The Hindu
The Pennsylvania-based company believes that the overall growth is driven by people who want more privacy online via word of mouth conversations.
Aditya Saroha
January 20, 2021
The Hindu
According to DuckDuckGo's public traffic data, the company achieved the milestone on January 11 when it recorded 102,251,307 search queries.
Baneet Braich
January 19, 2021
IT Business
DuckDuckGo reaches a milestone of 100 million daily search queries, Snapchat is giving out big bucks, and experts predict that kids will face a tech withdrawal once life returns to "normal."
USA TODAY
January 18, 2021
USA TODAY
DuckDuckGo, a search engine focused on privacy, increased its average number of daily searches by 62% in 2020.
Daisuke Wakabayashi and David McCabe
June 4, 2020
www.nytimes.com
To placate European regulators, the company started giving Android phone users a choice in search engines when they set up their devices.
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