What the Tech? DuckDuckGo can protect your privacy while you browse online

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Google Chrome has added the fastest growing search engine as an alternative to Google
Search.

Google added “DuckDuckGo” as a possible default search engine while using the Chrome
browser. What is DuckDuckGo? Great question!

It works just like Google search but it doesn’t save your web searches and pages you view or
sell the information to advertisers. Google Chrome and Google Search make no excuses for
doing that and unless you delete your Google Activity, everything from web pages to YouTube
videos to searches are saved.

To add DuckDuckGo as a search engine for Chrome, go to www.duckduckgo.com and search
for something. Once you’ve done that look at the lower right-hand area of the screen and tap the
settings menu. Tap “search engine” and select DuckDuckGo which should be visible at the
bottom of the page.

Like Google, DuckDuckGo has a very clean minimalistic look. It’s as fast as Google, but doesn’t
save or share anything you do online.

On a desktop computer, there’s a DuckDuckGo extension in Google Chrome. DuckDuckGo
also has apps for its browser for iPhones and Android devices.

Why use it? DuckDuckGo doesn’t save your searches or web activity. So there’s nothing to
share with advertisers. You may still see ads, but they won’t be related to things you’ve
searched for earlier.

After browsing the internet you want to clear your history, it’s just a tap of a flame icon at the
bottom of the screen.

DuckDuckGo probably isn’t for everyone. If you’ve been using Google Chrome for years, it’s
going to take some getting used to. But if you’re concerned about all the ways you can and are
being tracked, it may be worth the effort.

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