DuckDuckGo and Dramatic Increase in Traffic
DuckDuckGo it is a search engine that collects no user data. Also, engine is not linking searches to create an anonymous history. It’s impossible for the company to know the exact size of its audience.
However, DuckDuckGo’s survey shows that more than 54% of people basically didn’t care about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Also, Facebook shared user data with phone makers lately. Then Google + data have compromised the names, email addresses, ages and occupations of more than 53 million people.
Even your IP address is hidden.
“We protect your search history, even from us,” founder Gabriel Weinberg told WIRED.
Name of this search engine comes from Duck, Duck, Goose game. It isn’t a metaphor, and, just like Google has become a verb for searching, the company instead use the term “Duck it!”