Serious privacy /security oversite 1/5
I just downloaded DDG, and hoping it will enable a greater level of privacy then Chrome. But as I started to play with the settings I noticed one of the available news sources in the Stories section is RT, which the US gov’t has identified as a propaganda tool of the Russian Gov’t.
I have written to the developers expressing my concerns. My hope is they will address them quickly, and I can update this review accordingly.
The best for research 5/5
If you’re researching a subject, and want to see all sides of a subject, DDG doesn’t feed you biased results based on your previous searches. “No filter bubble”. Plus lots of shortcuts. Plus anonymizing links for you. Wonderful. Best there is. And... there’s a stories feature in the app that’s great for your morning coffee!
Failing to load bottom 2/3 of moat pages 1/5
DDG is Failing to load bottom 2/3 of moat pages. Must be awaiting an upgrade—every other app has updated but still waiting on DDG.
By la indicada
I downloaded the app for this search engine. While I like the search engine, it crashes too many times when using it. Please fix
Not functional 3/5
By Plays music videos
I want to love the app. The concept I agree with, but it it totally unusable. I can’t scroll down to read my e-mail on protonmail. Basic. Good luck guys. :/
Huge bug 2/5
When in DuckDuckGo in Safari there’s no option to view photos or videos! Even when you search the word “images” it only pops up with google images and such, but none for this search engine itself. Glitch isn’t apparent on the desktop version and is in need of a fix, as it is a huge nuisance.
Emphasis on privacy 5/5
The emphasis on privacy from duck duck go is great. The fact that they are focusing so much on this issue going forward will lead to my continued support. Keep up the great work!
BEST SEARCH-ENGINE PERIOD! 5/5
By Mr Isidro
Make the switch today and tell Google to go DUCK THEMSELVES!
Loving the search results 5/5
By NFL fake
Noticed the Orwellian CIA Google is censoring search results and tracking my every move. If your tired of that then DuckDuckGo is the way to go. It is nice to search for information and get what your looking for without censorship.
Love it! 5/5
Been using Duck Duck Go on the recommendation of James Woods and love it!
A Good Option to Google & others 4/5
Privacy is hard to guarantee now. I am getting fewer pop up ads and I like that I am not mercilessly barraged by offers related to my searches. DDG is stable and provides me some peace of mind. A mercurial state these days.
I see where DDg is ending the headlines in order to concentrate solely on privacy and anonymity. I wonder if this means using proxies like startpage? I only use SP for super hush-hush inquiries because its a bit slower),DDg for just hush (which is 50-70%) then google for the rest of my searching about to feed its learning algorithm.
Not privacy, not safe, WebRTC leak, UA expose, interest conflict sponsor Amazon-C.I.A. 1/5
This app and search engine should be considered alternative.
•Does not spoof your User Agent UA data. Your UA is a description call-running operating configuration data function by Internet services to request what hardware platform you're using, what operating system software you're running and what Internet browser you're using. To protect against this, you'll need something like to spoof your User Agent similar to spoofing a MAC address.
•Conflict of Interest Sponsor: Duck Duck Go gets money to operate their servers from Amazon, eBay and keyword searches to advertisers according to Duck Duck Go's advertisers webpage. Amazon is owned by Jeff Bozos and he has a contract with the C.I.A. to build one of their data services based off Amazon Web services.
•Finally user selection fingerprinting: Google, specifically YouTube, can identify people individually based on the content they view within approximately 15 searches. The American National Security Agency NSA massive surveillance data collection program and research into this field of forensics and combined areas of mathematics, science and psychology has made anonymity nearly impossible on the web. A spoofer or obscuring service as a possible solution may be need to be developed to protect against this by injecting popular searches into your web activities and content viewing over a period of time to fool these web fingerprint collection services, both civilian and government companies like Amazon, General Dynamics to government agencies like the NSA.
Solid and simple. 4/5
This is a good simple replacement for other search engines. Emphasis on simple but I'm sure as the user numbers stabilize, they will as a few more control options.
Definitely worth checking out.
Tired of being tracked 5/5
If you are tired of companys like Google tracking and selling your information, I highly recommend using DuckDuckgo. I am telling everyone I know to switch. I have also stopped using Chrome for same reason.
Features need tweaked. 3/5
By Abe Smith
I like the app a lot but a few suggestions: allow user to permanently change safe search, get rid of stories, add more color/themes
Good app for privacy 5/5
Love the privacy aspect!!
Only request is voice enabled in future.
No tracking you and no ads, works great!
I love DuckDuckGo! 5/5
This app/search engine is the best!
Love the app! 5/5
By Cartoon gold
Great product. I don't want to be sold everything I search on the web! His is the solution
Bit me Google!
Great browser — Needs tabs! 4/5
Like the title says, this browser is a good replacement for safari or Chrome, but it NEEDS tabs! This is the only thing that annoys me about it. You cannot have a modern browser that doesn't have tabs. Please Duck Duck Go! Give us tabs!
Better alternative to Google with no tracking. 5/5
I had heard of DDG but thought it was a phishing search engine. After the revelation of Google altering search algorithms and tracking user data, that was enough impetus to search for another source.
Ditto to MadSlug. They do a great job and hide me. Cannot be perfect in every respect. Continue the good work!!
Love it! 5/5
DDG doesn't store your searches or follow you around. Stop using the others!
Finally, freedom. 5/5
Great to see a search app that doesn't spy, or create algorithms to push a SJW agenda.
Great app! Thank you for treating people like human beings and not chattel to technology.
This is the best app out there!
Use it daily! 5/5
Nice alternative to Google search.
Love the home page Stories tab!!!!
DDG is the shizzle 5/5
By samuel alexander
Awesome website without the creepy Google shenanigans.
Privacy is overestimated 2/5
By Jones style
I dont want to get into the nitty gritty of it all but everyone seems to think its safer or more secure than google but you are still exposed. You dont see intrusive ads which is great but u need to keep in mind that this browser is still FREE and rule #1 taught to me in corporate finance was there is no such thing as a free lunch! No one gives you something for nothing period! They ARE collecting data from you. They are deff 100x better than google or safari but please do not think you are not being monitored and monetized. It costs money to run a search engine so how do you think they get the money to cover those costs? The answer is the sell something! And that something is YOU. Do not be fooled. The tor browser is the only truly anonymous way to browse the internet and even then u still need a vpn to be safe. If you must use your phone for internet searches this one is better than google but please do not feel that you are safe or not being tracked because you are. These are such sad times we are living in where privacy is non existent and even worse is that people seem to have excepted this! Truly unbelievable to me. The only way to win is to not participate in their game that is rigged in their favor. Stay save people.
Still biased. 1/5
Changed from google to duck duck go because of browser search manipulation to fit their political needs. Turns out duck duck go does it too. Search "happy white American couple" for example and see what pops up.
A Free Speech Alternative 5/5
By Keaton Curtice
Everything in the App runs smooth and it functions fine. More importantly, this is an alternative to Google and their Orwellian practices like manipulating search results and hiding whatever they disagree with under the guise of "fake news".
Goodbye google 5/5
I don't like googles censorship and ad tracking/spying bs. Duckduckgo is easy and intuitive. It's like taking a breath of fresh air.
No collection of your data 5/5
A great alternative from the leftists ideologues at google.
Not Google. 5/5
By AD 22
I was looking for a good search engine that would give me quality results without the nasty SJW side effects of other browsers. Found it!
Thank you for privacy! 5/5
Pretty good app. Most people don't even know about DuckDuckGo. Spread the word people. Google doesn't have to be a monopoly.
Great search engine! 5/5
Doesn't track you. Very satisfied since switching.
I dig it 5/5
I like that they don't track my personal data. That's why. I like that you can pick your source material and block the ones that are no good. That's a great feature IMO.
Glad I downloaded. Easy to use and returns are spot on.
Font not well displayed in different languages 4/5
Font is now being well displayed in Vietnamese. Kindly fix this.
In general, this is a good app for browsing web.
B. E. S. T. 5/5
The best search out "There"!
That👆🏻was a year ago and it's still true 😘
The BIGGEST Plus is that it's NOT Google, or Bing, sending everything You search for to the Government!
One Point for Privacy 5/5
Zero issues with this app in terms of accessibility. And can you really go wrong with not being tracked?
Doesn't work 1/5
Multiple tries. Searches produce no results ...
Sparse but good. 3/5
Basic browser. Good enough.
Glad I found a search engine that does not snoop or track"I hope"? 5/5
This needs to be spread out Billy Graham style......especially after I seen my own picture,address,phone numbers on google!Scary!!!!!! Now I sleep with a axe next too my bed.....lost my sense of security and privacy!!!!!!!!! Is that not illegal to do without my expressed "OK"???????????
So far ,I'm still wanting to trust the no back door 3/5
Thanks for all the hard work that you've investigated into duck .I give you a three ,if you knew me you would know that's good.I sincerely hope DuckDuckGo will mean I Trust You.Could you imagine 7 billion people saying DuckDuckGo FIVE STARS [:-}}}}}}
Much needed in this day and age 5/5
Yup! Works for me
Safer searching 5/5
Safer from the demig rats and the big G! We see what they do with personal info.
The destroy "what they don't like" "M" is always looking for it and the more you can keep private the better.
The other views on here are pretty obvious!
Great app 5/5
By theguythat tells