DuckDuckGo is already working on its own desktop web browser

Recently the news was released that the famous search engine «DuckDuckGo» that works without tracking user preferences and movements, you are already working on a project in which it is developing your own desktop browser, which will complement the mobile applications and the browser plug-in previously offered by the service.

The key feature of the new browser will be the lack of link to separate browser engines, in addition to the fact that the program is positioned as a link on the browser engines provided by the operating system.

In the announcement in which they announced part of the project, they mention that:

As we've done on mobile, DuckDuckGo for desktop will redefine user expectations for everyday online privacy. No complicated settings, no misleading warnings, no privacy "tiers" - just strong privacy protection that works by default for search, browsing, email, and more. It is not a "privacy browser"; is a daily browsing app that respects your privacy because there is never a bad time to prevent businesses from spying on your search and browsing history.

In the announcement it is noted that in terms of the tasks that are currently being solved the desktop version of the browser is close to the DuckDuckGo mobile browser already proposed for Android and iOS.

With that It is intended to offer the user a ready-to-use solution that allows, without additional manipulations and study of technical subtleties, ensure the appropriate level of confidentiality and control over personal information.

In addition to this, it is mentioned that the browser interface is planned to follow the standards that have long characterized the search engine, which are to eliminate complications and unnecessary settings, such as incomprehensible warnings and suggestions for choosing a level of protection: the capabilities necessary for protection will be activated by default and the degree of threat to personal data will be clearly displayed in the form of a privacy rating.

By default, the browser will block all scripts to track movements and the mechanisms used by ad networks to determine user preferences, which becomes an excellent plus for the browsing experience for the user.

While for the part of the searches, these will be sent anonymously. When accessing the sites, it will automatically redirect to HTTPS to encrypt the connections. For the sites visited, labels with information about the privacy policy of the resource will be displayed.

As in the mobile application, the "Shoot" button will be available in a prominent place in a fixed browser, allowing the user to immediately delete all user-related data, including open tabs, accumulated data while works with sites and information about visits.

Rather than forking Chromium or anything else, we are building our desktop app around the rendering engines provided by the operating system (just like on mobile devices), allowing us to remove much of the unnecessary clutter and clutter that is have accumulated over the years in all major browsers. With our clean and simple interface combined with our beloved mobile app Fire Button, DuckDuckGo for desktop is ready to become your new everyday navigation app. Compared to Chrome, the DuckDuckGo desktop app is cleaner, much more private, and early tests have found it significantly faster too!

Currently, DuckDuckGo browser is not ready for public testing yet, but according to the developers, internal tests show that it significantly outperforms normal Chrome in terms of speed (acceleration is achieved by blocking the download of unwanted content and external JavaScript code to track movements, which significantly reduces the size of the loaded data, reduces the page load time and reduces the amount of JavaScript code executed).

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it, you can check the details in the following link.


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  1.   Chuni said

    Yes good to end up putting Google, since duckduckgo leaves a lot to be desired as a search engine. Google will spy on you and everything you want, but Google is Google, there is no point of comparison with any other search engine.

  2.   Ro said

    Exactly Chuni, there is no one who spies on you and generates as much money with your data as Google ..