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You’re likelty using Google as your default search engine; and they’re undoubtably good at search. The challenge to me is what are they doing with the information they receive, and that is what this article is about. In the last year I’ve started using DuckDuckGo as my search engine of choice. The main reason is their excellent privacy policy. You can read their one line of “DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information” which is something that Google, Bing, or no other search engine I’m aware of offers, and I suggest you read through their entire policy which explains why this is important.

For the techies reading this, check out these enhanced techy search queries, and for the rest of you, check out their general enhanced goodies not to mention their handy bang! shortcuts, like “!define privacy“.

In Chrome, if you right click in the URL bar and choose “Edit search engines”, you can make DuckDuckGo your default, which is what I’ve done.

In Firefox 6, you can choose “Manage search engines” from the google search logo pulldown beside the URL bar and add DuckDuckGo.

Congratulations, your searches are no longer being collected, leaked and shared by your search engine!