oogle has added the private DuckDuckGo search engine to Chromium 73. It will then appear as one of the options for use in the browser next to Yahoo! and Bing, which were already available.
In this way, this search engine that offers several features that protect the privacy of the user landed in 60 countries: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia, United States, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Philippines, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Holland, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica , Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Moldova, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Paraguay, Romania, United Kingdom, Serbia, Sweden, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The novelty was very well received by DuckDuckGo. "We are pleased that Google has recognized the importance of offering consumers a private search option in Chrome," they published from the company's official Twitter account.
What features does DuckDuckGo have and why do you worry about user privacy?
According to its creators, they force sites to use encrypted connections when they are available to protect user data. Furthermore, their advertising blocks prevent companies from tracking user searches on the web.
It also keeps the chronology of private searches. From DuckDuckGo they ensure that they do not store personal information about the user or his research. And, in this sense, they offer searches that have not been previously filtered based on the user, their tastes, position or other.
The difference with "incognito mode"
The incognito mode present in Chrome and, with other similar names, in different search engines, does not save the search history in the device in which they were created, nor the cookies or information entered in the modules; but this does not mean that the user cannot be traced by others.
In fact, when you open the incognito window in Chrome, it is clear that the activities of the user may be visible from the websites visited, from the company or from the educational center from which it is connected and from the provider of Internet services.
How do you activate it?
Chrome is installed and, by default, Google's search engine. In addition, it includes other options like Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing. These days (if it hasn't arrived yet) you'll start to see DuckDuckGo among these options.
To activate this search engine you have to open Google Chrome, go to the three buttons that appear in the top right margin, click on Configuration / Manage search engines and there you will see, in the list, DuckDuckgo.
If it does not appear yet, it will certainly be seen in the coming days. First you need to make sure you've updated Google Chrome. Usually this is done automatically, in the background, when the browser is opened and closed.
But if this does not happen, you will see that the "Update Google Chrome" option is displayed when you press the three points in the upper right corner of Chrome, which allow access to the configuration.