In their blog, the developers of the search engine DuckDuckGo summed up the results of 2021 and said that the team is working on its own privacy-focused desktop browser.Since DuckDuckGo moved beyond simple private search in 2018, the company’s universal apps and privacy extensions have been downloaded over 150,000,000 times.
However, in addition to the statistics collected over the year, DuckDuckGo engineers said that they are working on an application for desktop devices that should “redefine user expectations regarding everyday privacy on the Internet.”
At the same time, the head of DuckDuckGo Gabriel Weinberg emphasizes that the upcoming product is “not a browser with an emphasis on privacy”, but an application for everyday browsing that should prevent companies from spying on users’ search and browsing history. He also claims that early tests showed that the browser will be “significantly faster” than Google Chrome.
That is, to all appearances, the future product will work in the same way as the mobile applications of DuckDuckGo. For example, it is known that the analog for desktops will have the same “Fire” button, which instantly destroys the entire browsing history, any saved data and tabs.
Let me remind you that the developers of DuckDuckGo have had problems. For example, we wrote that In Android version of DuckDuckGo browser found vulnerability that helps faking URL, and also that DuckDuckGo devs warn that refuse from third-party cookies does not prevent browser tracking.
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