DuckDuckGo Browser Will Block Microsoft Trackers Following Backlash

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August 6, 2022

Back in May, we brought you a fairly surprising story. DuckDuckGo, the search browser that promises privacy and to keep you from the tracking habits of Google and Microsoft… let Microsoft track you. A bunch. A bunch bunch bunch. The reasons DuckDuckGo allowed this weren’t great, and it shook our confidence in recommending it as a privacy-minded alternative to Google.

Now, DuckDuckGo is back with good news. The search engine promises it has changed things and will block Microsoft trackers that it allowed through before. With a couple of notable exceptions here and there. Check out all the details in the top story.

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