Duckduckgo: more searches than ever before

Duckduckgo: more searches than ever before

DuckDuckGo says it recorded more than 102 million search queries in one day for the first time in January. In 2020, the average number of daily search queries increased by 62 percent. In January 2021, users made an average of about 90 million queries per day.

DuckDuckGo advertises itself as being completely anonymous: According to the claim, the search engine does not store any of its users’ personal data. Each time a user searches, they should have a blank search history, as if they had never accessed the search engine before. Unlike its competitor Google, DuckDuckGo does not create user profiles and displays advertisements on the basis of these profiles. That’s why DuckDuckGo can’t give a number of users but only the amount of search queries.

Data protection becomes more important

The now against Bleeping computers The growth in the number of customers indicates that more and more people are concerned about the protection of their personal data. And who are becoming more critical of the IT giants from the U.S.

The fact that the ie of data protection is becoming increasingly relevant was recently also demonstrated by the rush to messenger services such as Signal: WhatsApp previously wanted to force consent to its new data protection policy, which states that data will be passed on to other Facebook services. WhatsApp spooked so many users that the chat service recently decided to postpone the implementation of the new privacy policy. The first step is to ensure clarity.

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