@Wetrix an interesting read. I moved away from DDG some time ago and have been using Qwant. It's not perfect but any stretch of the imagination. I also check back in to @Mojeek every now and then to see how it's doing.

Liking the Lemmy link in there πŸ‘.

@gray @Wetrix still going strong with a new delivery of servers on the very close horizon.

Forgive us for our ignorance, but Lemmy looks cool as hell! Going to get set up there soon :D

@Mojeek @gray yeah I haven't tried mojeek yet but will try it now!

Lemmy is really neat, just wish they had mobile apps for it πŸ˜Šβ™ οΈ

@Wetrix @gray πŸ™ thanks for checking us out! Guess the Lemmy app will come with time, after having looked at the conversations and topics it looks like a great place to hang out.

@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.

@nathand @Wetrix I don't know. It's a very weird post that throws around all kinds of claims, true or not.

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)

@sheogorath @nathand well they have some points that are valid, and it's always healthy to remain skeptical because as soon as we don't that's when the wool is quietly pulled over our eyes. πŸ‘πŸ™‚

@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 πŸ™„

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.

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