Headquarters
Paoli, PA
Company size
50+
Industry
Internet
Since
2008

About Us

We’re the Internet privacy company for everyone who’s had enough of hidden online tracking and wants to take back their privacy now.

For over a decade, we’ve built products, created new technology, and worked with policymakers to make online privacy simple and accessible for all. Every day, millions of people rely on our free all-in-one solution to stay private online.

In one download we deliver privacy, simplified. Try DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials on Safari, Firefox, & Chrome and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for iOS or Android today.

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If you still use Facebook, Katie Teague says the Off-Facebook Activity tool clears "the history of apps & websites that have shared your data" & "toggling off Future Off-FB Activity disconnects any info FB has shared from your account."
https://www.cnet.com/news/privacy/you-dont-have-to-let-facebook-track-you-across-the-web/

New analysis from researchers at Mozilla revealed that mental health & prayer apps have "terrible privacy protection" and "they track, share, & capitalize on users’ most intimate personal thoughts & feelings, like moods, mental state, &biometric data.”

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Mental health apps have terrible privacy protections, report finds

They’re responsible for deeply personal information.

www.theverge.com

There is bipartisan support the "American Innovation and Choice Online Act [that] would ban Big Tech companies from favoring their own services" (like Google search in Chrome).

"There's a window of opportunity here, and we need to take advantage of it."

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Tech antitrust's big foe: The calendar

The clock is ticking down on the bipartisan effort in Washington as summer recess and then midterms loom.

www.axios.com

NEW: DuckDuckGo's Chrome extension now blocks Google's new tracking method "Topics" and new ad re-targeting method FLEDGE.

Google says they're better for privacy, but the simple fact is tracking is tracking, no matter what you call it.

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DuckDuckGo Chrome Extension Blocks Google Topics and FLEDGE

Google plans to automatically enable new tracking (Topics) and ad targeting (FLEDGE) in Chrome - block it with DuckDuckGo's Chrome Extension

spreadprivacy.com

Android user? Carly Page says you can help protect your digital privacy by:

1. Uninstalling unused apps
2. Checking app permissions
3. Hiding sensitive notifications on Lock Screen
4. Use DuckDuckGo to browse:

https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/30/cybersecurity-101-android-security-how-to-protect-digital-privacy/

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Privacy, simplified. — DuckDuckGo Browser Extension & Mobile App

Seamlessly take control of your personal information, no matter where the Internet takes you.

duckduckgo.com

Did your taxes in the U.S. this year? You may have had to access your IRS records online through & submit sensitive info to the 3rd party company to do so.

Laura Saunders answers questions about what this means for your privacy: https://www.wsj.com/articles/getting-irs-records-from-id-me-means-giving-up-privacy-11651189687

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Simple, Secure Identity Verification | ID.me

ID.me

Using public WiFi can put your data at risk but Elizabeth Harper's tips can help:

• Know the network (who it belongs to)
• Connect securely w/HTTPS (our app/ext have Smarter Encryption to auto-load HTTPS)
• Use a VPN & 2FA
• Disable file sharing

https://www.techlicious.com/tip/how-to-protect-your-privacy-on-public-wifi-networks/

"There's something familiar about this place... I feel like ... Like we're being watched." – Luke Skywalker, but also, anytime anyone uses Google. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Google users, here's how they're watching you: https://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/online/what-google-knows-about-me-and-you/news-story/675494e1b7588e72190fd1db066fced3

"For millions of prospective college students, applying online for federal financial aid has also meant sharing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, & zip codes) w/Facebook, unbeknownst to them or their parents."

Surya Mattu & Colin Lecher report: https://themarkup.org/pixel-hunt/2022/04/28/applied-for-student-aid-online-facebook-saw-you

People should have more notice about the harms of data collection. April Falcon Doss says reform should "address individual & societal harms that result when corporations carry out what amounts to unregulated social science research & experimentation."
https://www.justsecurity.org/81275/as-congress-debates-social-media-harms-heres-how-to-make-online-consent-meaningful/

A recent watchdog report on a U.S. Postal Service law enforcement program that monitored social media for references to protests raises "privacy and civil liberties concerns for the people caught up in intelligence gathering."

Andrea Vittorio reports: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/postal-service-social-media-tracking-tests-crime-units-power

According to a leaked memo, "Facebook has no idea where all of its user data goes, or what it’s doing with it" reports Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/akvmke/facebook-doesnt-know-what-it-does-with-your-data-or-where-it-goes

"Phone carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon track various info, including location, web activity, app usage & in some cases your credit."

Zachary McAuliffe with steps to stop your phone carrier from tracking your personal data:
https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/dont-want-your-phone-carrier-tracking-your-personal-data-you-can-tell-it-to-stop/

Consumer Reports tested video doorbells & found that some can record clear conversations from 20 to 25 ft away.

Use a video doorbell? Yael Grauer shares tips to respect your privacy: https://www.consumerreports.org/video-doorbells/video-doorbell-cameras-record-audio-too-a4636115889/

NEW: our apps & extensions now protect against Google AMP tracking. When you load or share a Google AMP page anywhere from DuckDuckGo apps (iOS/Android/Mac) or extensions (Firefox/Chrome), the original publisher's webpage will be used in place of the Google AMP version.

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FAQ

Where is DuckDuckGo headquarters?

DuckDuckGo headquarters is located at Paoli, PA.

When was DuckDuckGo founded?

DuckDuckGo was founded in 2008.

How many employees does DuckDuckGo have?

DuckDuckGo has 50+ employees.

What is DuckDuckGo's core business?

DuckDuckGo is Internet company.

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