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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

Maybe I'm naive, but I trust DDG well enough.
It makes total sense that they're using a feature how it was intended-- privacy is their entire shtick. I don't think they'd risk their image, that'd be fatally dumb.

EDIT: Though it'd be nice if their Onion address wasn't down 2/3 of the time...

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neverinNJ wrote

DDG consistently walks the talk. Still trust but verify always.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I think the real solution to search is distributed, decentralized, peer to peer search like Yacy. Unfortunately, right now Yacy sucks.

I think DuckDuckGo is genuine here, but their headquarters are in the US. To put my tinfoil hat on for a minute, I would not be surprised if their product was either always a tool of US data gathering agencies or else started out intending to protect privacy but then taken over with 'secret warrants'.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

DDG is not to be trusted.

I mean, it's no more untrustworthy than any other US-based corporate freeware service, but that's not a particularly high bar you know??

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