oogle has added a private search engine DuckDuckGo to Chromium 73. So it will appear as one of the options for use in the browser next to Yahoo! and Bing, which were already available.
In this way, this search engine offering several features protecting user privacy has landed in 60 countries: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, Slovakia, United States, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Philippines, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Netherlands, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Moldova, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Paraguay, Romania, United Kingdom, Serbia, Sweden, South Africa, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The novelty was very well received by DuckDuckGo. "We are pleased that Google has recognized the importance of offering consumers a private Chrome search option," they posted on their official Twitter account.
What features does DuckDuckGo have and why do you care about user privacy?
According to its creators, they force pages to use encrypted connections when they are available to protect user data. In addition, ad blockers prevent companies from tracking user searches on the web.
It also maintains the history of private searches. With DuckDuckGo ensure that they do not store or search for your personal information. In this sense, they offer searches that are not previously filtered depending on the user, their tastes, location or anything.
Difference compared to "incognito mode"
Incognito mode, which is present in Chrome and, along with other similar names, in various search engines, does not save search history on the device on which it is created, or cookies or information entered in the forms; but that does not mean that the user can not be tracked by others.
In fact, when you open the incognito window in Chrome, it is obvious that it is possible that your actions will be visible through the websites you visit, the company or the educational center with which it is connected, and internet service providers
How to activate it?
Chrome is installed and by default Google search engine. In addition, it includes other options, such as Yahoo! and Microsoft Bing. These days (if it has not yet arrived) you will start to see DuckDuckGo among these options.
To activate this search engine, you need to open Google Chrome, go to the three buttons that appear in the top right margin, click on Configuration / Manage search engines, and there you will see in the DuckDuck list.
If it does not appear yet, it will certainly be visible in the next few days. Before you have to make sure you've updated Google Chrome. This is usually done automatically in the background when the browser is opened and closed.
But if that does not happen, you'll see that after pressing the three dots in the upper right corner of Chrome that allow access to the configuration, the "Update Google Chrome" option will appear.