Why you should never use Duckduckgo - DDG's privacy abuses-- current, historic, and by proxy
@Wetrix It's stuff like this that makes me want to give up the privacy fight and just go back to doing what everyone else is doing.
For example the censorship claim **is stated to be wrong** in the article linked as proof for it.
And it's kind of contradicting to complain about possible censorship and then complain why Cloudflare-based pages rank up high in results.
I would prefer some proper research done by scientific standards and not just a regular internet rando throwing around "This is evil".
@sheogorath True. Though we have little evidence that they aren't doing some of those things, too. They're not very transparent about their operations. At least, not that I can find.
@nathand what level of transparency would you like to see from them? (Taking into account that they might prefer to keep their software proprietary)
@nathand it's not an easy fight but it's worth the fight.
Although we shouldn't have to fight for it in the first place 🙄
I hate DuckDuckGo as much as the next guy, but I hate it for real reasons. Its slow, the results are bad, etc. But I don't hate it for the reasons listed in that article because they are almost all speculative or some are just false. This is a pattern, people generally who work for other search engines, go on reddit and lemmy and pick a few instances of a competitor making a minor mess up and blowing it out of proportion. Seen it probably fifteen times before. I wouldn't leave ddg cause of it.