DuckDuckGo has been around since 2008 as an alternative to Google search, calling itself “the search engine that doesn’t track you.” When you search, or when you browse the web, websites are blocked from tracking you.
Ever wonder why, when you make an internet search, and then Facebook or Google or Amazon start showing you a ton of ads that correspond to what you searched, how that happened? Search engines are watching you.
Did you know that unlike searching on DuckDuckGo, when you search on Google, they keep your search history forever? That means they know every search you’ve ever done on Google. That alone is pretty scary, but it’s just the shallow end of the very deep pool of data that they try to collect on people.
What most people don’t realize is that even if you don’t use any Google products directly, they’re still trying to track as much as they can about you. Google trackers have been found on 75% of the top million websites. This means they're also trying to track most everywhere you go on the internet, trying to slurp up your browsing history! READ MORE