DuckDuckGo Adds Carousel, Auto-Complete, Local Results & More

May 6, 2014 • 8:14 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Search Engines
 

DuckDuckGoDuckDuckGo announced the next version of their privacy search engine at https://next.duckduckgo.com/.

Note, this is where users like us can play around with it and give them feedback. DuckDuckGo wants to switch over to the new version in about a month. But that depends, they said, on the feedback.

The new features include:

  • Smarter answers
  • Updated design to give a more "refined look"
  • More images & videos
  • Auto-suggest search results
  • Local places

Here are some screen shots and as you can see, it looks Google carousel like:

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It is not uncommon for Google's Matt Cutts to chime in on DuckDuckGo features in Hacker News and question some things. He did so yesterday on Hacker News asking how they do auto-suggest when "you don't associate queries with IP addresses, but does DDG save queries."

Someone else pointed out that they do save queries but they do not associate the queries to any identifiable information. They quoted:

To be clear, we still don't collect or share personal information and auto-suggest does not impact that at all. I appreciate it may make you and others uncomfortable and we're sensitive to that, but it is not a change in terms of privacy. We simply do not associate queries with personal information (e.g. IP addresses) and in fact don't store any of it at all.

Forum discussion at Hacker News and Duck DuckGo Forums.

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Comments:

Judge-Dredge

05/06/2014 01:32 pm

Matt is just sorry that he works for the NSA by proxy. Because Matt works for a company that does not respect privacy, nor does it pay it´s fair share of tax and at the same time is an affiliate for back link sellers he feels the need to poke at others. Well Matt, bad news mate, DuckDuckGo is building a good reputation why you and your NSA colleagues are destroying googles.

Jeff

05/06/2014 04:37 pm

Google innovates, DuckDuckGo imitates.

Durant Imboden

05/07/2014 02:39 am

Bing search results in Google clothing?

Patti Paz

05/07/2014 11:39 am

And, . . what's wrong with that, especially the good features, IF there are any???

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