DuckDuckGo Coming To A Safari Browser Near You

Jun 3, 2014 • 7:55 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Search Engines

safari duckduckgoYesterday at the Apple WWDC, Apple announced quietly (actually, I don't even think they said it, but it was on a slide) that DuckDuckGo as a search option is coming to Safari.

DuckDuckGo confirmed it on Twitter and it is actually listed on the OSX Preview page under the "New features to protect your privacy." Where it says "You can also now search the web using DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn’t track you."


As I said yesterday, this is a big win for DuckDuckGo - although the default search option won't be DuckDuckGo, users can easily change it to DuckDuckGo if they want.

Zac from DuckDuckGo said in the DuckDuckGo Forums:

We have our community to thank for their support over the years. So thank *you* :)

Congrats to DuckDuckGo!

Forum discussion at DuckDuckGo Forums, Twitter and WebmasterWorld.

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06/03/2014 02:18 pm

This is the way forwards for search. I find it odd how Google doesn't pass any search info anymore "because their users dont want it" - they seem to have missed the point that searchers dont actually want Google to use it either. if I was Google I would see this as a far bigger threat than Bing


06/03/2014 04:58 pm

Yay Apple!

David Watkinson

06/04/2014 05:25 am

I tried duckduckgo a while back, but I don't understand how they don't track you. Surely they do for their advertisers, unless it is all anonymous. However, there are still traces of your searches in the history of your browser, unless you clear it out and also within their server logs. I also do not get what the issue is with genuine and useful tracking. I am old enough to remember the days that we all complained about the annoying adverts we saw on websites that were entirely unrelated to what I was viewing. Tracking is vital for websites, it lets us know what our customers are looking for so that we can fine tune our products and services to better suit our customers. We always seem to go around in circles. First we complain that we have to pay for some websites, so they offset the cost with ads, so we complain about the ads, so they put the paywall back up and we complain about having to pay again. :)

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