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DuckDuckGo is a search engine focused on privacy.

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Is opening a tab in duckduckgo browser in Android considered safe from data leaks?

I use ColorOS (based on Android 12) and DuckDuckGo browser 5.145.4. I want to know if opening a tab in DuckDuckGo browser to my mailbox online can leak sensitive data. In my case, it's a French server ...
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What's the difference between using duckduckgo with !google bangs and using google directly?

Is there any security advantage in searching on duckduckgo using !google? Or is it effectively the same as searching directly on google?
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Is DuckDuckGo safe to access netbanking site? [closed]

I'm using DuckDuckGo search engine to protect my privacy. Is it a safe bet to access netbanking site using DuckDuckGo?
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How does DuckDuckGo know my native language even though I am using a VPN in a country with a different language?

I recently started using a VPN and I've felt more comfortable browsing the Internet. My VPN allows me to select another country through which my traffic is routed to make it appear I'm located in that ...
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Why is there "t=[your device]" in duckduckgo query URL?

I was just searching something on my raspberrypi via duckduckgo and realized that there is q=[my query]&t=raspberrypi&[rest of the URL] in the URL bar. When i did the same query on my PC, ...
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Why would someone trust DuckDuckGo or other providers with a similar privacy policy?

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that claims it will not share your results with others. Many of my skeptical coworkers think it may be a scam. Is there any proof that any web search engine will ...
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How do I use DuckDuckGo securely?

The Privacy Policy of mentions using HTTPs and POSTs affects the privacy of the search requests. Since HTTPS is disabled by default, and POSTs is enabled by default, how does this ...
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