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  • Startpage

    Why did we create As kids, we’re all taught not to touch stuff that doesn’t belong to us. It’s a good guideline. So why are online companies harvesting...

    • One of the main reasons for using DuckDuckGo is to escape Google gov propaganda. StartPage doesn't fix that problem. Guest • Jun 2019 • 13 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Protect your privacy like DuckDuckGo, so more than Google and Bing. Guest • Jun 2016 • 15 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • They encrypt the search result page, unlike DDG, but StartPage sources some of its results from Google Search, which is bad. Bobrobot1Aug 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It has a focus on privacy just like DDG. Buster_BlueSep 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • searx

    Searx is a metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users. Why use Searx? - Searx may not offer...

    • Both are search engines that focus on privacy. Searx is a metasearch engine, however. Buster_BlueSep 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Qwant

    Qwant is a European web search engine, launched in July 2013 and operated from Paris. It is the only EU-based search engine with its own indexing engine. It claims not...

    • Works same as Google but in better and with more privacy. It cans aggregate Web, News and social feeds AkinoAug 2017 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is more private than DuckDuckGo because its in Europe, and is the LEAST gov propaganda out of any search engine you could ever possibly find! Guest • Jun 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I prefer the results over duckduckgo Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Ecosia

    Ecosia is a green search engine that donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue and online shopping to a reforestation program, currently in Burkina...

    • It does the same thing, it just plants trees RemovedUserJul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Do the same things, get more trees! XarBuXarFeb 2019 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • YaCy

    YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide...

    • I use almost excusively DuckDuckGo nowadays but YaCy is my ideal. Fully open source, fully decentralized search engine. Unfurtunatelly is still is kind of beta-alpha product, however if you desire true alternative to the "do(n't) be evil" serach engine, you should keep an eye on it. HonestJohnApr 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Yandex.Search

    Yandex is the fastest growing search engine in the world, serving primarily Russia (the largest and most popular) and other countries formerly part of the Soviet Union....

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  • Bing

    Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is the current web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine") from Microsoft. Bing...

    • Duck Duck Go is an anonymous search engine, which is a different service than what Bin provides. -from Guest User DeviatedJan 2017 • 18 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Bing, like Google, is not privacy-oriented. Most major corporate search engines will have this in common. crazypens30Jan 2018 • 8 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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DuckDuckGo Comments

I like it, but...

Comment by impossible
about DuckDuckGo and ixquick, Startpage · Aug 2013 · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report as spam

I use this because of its promises but, it is hosted by Amazonaws that has servers in the USA, that probably have to record your IP due to legislation. Either way its better than going to google if you want privacy.
Small Startpage iconStartpage & are safe alternatives as well


Comment by Dylan2102
about DuckDuckGo · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

A great customizable search engine that takes privacy seriously.


Comment by bristolppp
about DuckDuckGo · Jul 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Privacy focused.


Interview with the founder

Comment by Ola
about DuckDuckGo · Sep 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Don't miss the interview with the founder of DuckDuckGo on Hanselminutes.


I got hooked on DDG a few weeks ago because I LOVE the !bang feature, and the more I read about this company and its founder the more I like it.

Private searches are the next logical step for the web. I am grateful to Google for its contributions to the web early on with relevant search results and many useful services, but it is time to move forward to the next logical step: relevant AND private search results. I believe we can have both. Duckduckgo and Startpage show that it is possible.

Updated Screenshots!

Comment by RemovedUser
about DuckDuckGo · Sep 2014 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Hello guys I have just updated the screenshots for DuckDuckGo, Enjoy!


DDG licence?

Comment by landroni
about DuckDuckGo · Jan 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I don't think that DDG is entirely open-source, so changed its licence to 'free'. Even though DDG has an open mind towards releasing (some of) its products under an open source licence, I know for sure that its Android client is closed-source. Is the change OK?


I think it's OK :)

As written on their Support Center,

DDG is mostly closed source. However, a rapidly growing portion is open source.

Comment by em4020
about DuckDuckGo · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

In the last 4 weeks DuckDuckGo had by far more likes than Google Search:
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Comment by nee
about DuckDuckGo · Dec 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

what's not to like about a duck? for reals though it doesn't track you and it doesn't pass along your inquiries to sites it refers you to. blah blah blah you should read their website. it's also just a seamless pleasant experience as a search engine. and they have bangs!