DuckDuckGo allowed only Microsoft to use trackers


DuckDuckGo is a privacy-focused browser, but the scandal is that it secretly allowed the use of trackers for domains related to Microsoft.

Was due to a content syndication contract

According to security researcher Zack Edwards (@thezedwards), DuckDuckGo blocked all Google and Facebook trackers, but allowed the use of domain trackers related to Bing and LinkedIn. is. Bing is a search engine operated by Microsoft, and LinkedIn is also Microsoft’s parent company’s social networking service.

Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo, responded to this point by saying:

When you load the search results, they are completely anonymized, including the ads. For ads, we work with Microsoft to protect ad clicks. The public ad page says, “Microsoft Advertising does not associate your ad click behavior with your user profile.” Non-search tracker blocks (such as browsers) block most third-party trackers, but unfortunately we have a content syndication agreement with Microsoft, so we do more with Microsoft-owned properties. I can not do it. But we strive to keep pushing.

Technically, users aren’t tracked, so it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but there’s no doubt that the vision of DuckDuckGo’s privacy-focused company has been questioned.
Source: 9to5Mac
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