Wired: I ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here’s why you should too

Wired: I ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here’s why you should too. “What was the last thing you searched for online? For me, it was ‘$120 in pounds’. Before that, I wanted to know the capital of Albania (Tirana), the Twitter handle of Liberal Democrat deputy leader Ed Davey (he’s @EdwardJDavey) and dates of bank holidays in the UK for 2019 (it’s a late Easter next year, folks). Thrilling, I’m sure you’ll agree. But something makes these searches, in internet terms, a bit unusual. Shock, horror, I didn’t use Google. I used DuckDuckGo. And, after two years in the wilderness, I’m pretty sure I’m sold on a post-Google future.”

Wired: DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit

Wired: DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit. “Today DuckDuckGo is releasing a feature called Smarter Encryption that combines its existing private search capabilities and tracker blocking service with a new tool to upgrade encryption for more of the sites you visit. It’s available on DuckDuckGo’s mobile browser for Android and iOS, and through the company’s desktop browser extension for Firefox and Chrome. “

Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo joins World Wide Web Consortium

Search Engine Land: DuckDuckGo joins World Wide Web Consortium . “DuckDuckGo has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the search engine announced on Monday. As a member of the international organization, DuckDuckGo says it will contribute to ‘global standards with privacy in mind as part of our mission to raise the standard of trust online.'”

Search Engine Journal: DuckDuckGo Study Finds More People Would Use Google Alternatives if Given a Choice

Search Engine Journal: DuckDuckGo Study Finds More People Would Use Google Alternatives if Given a Choice . “A study commissioned by DuckDuckGo finds more people would use non-Google search engines if they were offered a choice. To that end, DuckDuckGo proposes that Android smartphones come with a search preference menu that lets users choose their own default search engine.”

CNN: States ask internet search rival for evidence in antitrust probe of Google

CNN: States ask internet search rival for evidence in antitrust probe of Google. “Texas’s attorney general has sent the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo a demand for documents and records as part of a multi-state antitrust probe into anti-competitive behavior by Google (GOOG).”