Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Feb 2014 16:43 UTC
Internet & Networking

When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a tiny, Philadelphia-based startup, go up against Google? One way, he wagered, was by respecting user privacy. Six years later, we're living in the post-Snowden era, and the idea doesn't seem so crazy.

In fact, DuckDuckGo is exploding.

I wonder what the future holds for DuckDuckGo. Will there be a point where people leave Google Search completely, instead of just casting curious glances at DDG?

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RE[6]: Privacy vs convenience
by WorknMan on Fri 21st Feb 2014 16:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Privacy vs convenience"
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If the postal service was used to transport vast number of pirate DVDs, so much so that they started to take up a significant amount of space in each postie's van, would that legitimise opening envelopes to see what kind of mail it was?

AFAIK, they already do this in such cases where they have a reasonable suspicion that there's drugs (or similar) inside the package.

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