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DuckDuckGo is a search engine focused on privacy.

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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 DuckDuckGo.com 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 ...