DuckDuckGo: the search engine that doesn't watch you

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Did you know that Google tracks your searches to put you in boxes: man, woman, football or tennis fan, etc.? Don't get fooled anymore and use Duck Duck Go!

DuckDuckGo is a hybrid search engine. If it has its own engine, the "Duck Duck Bot", responsible for collecting and indexing web pages, the content it offers comes from multiple sources: Bing engines, Yandex, content providers like Wolfram Alpha or Wikipedia, etc.

Pennsylvania-based search engine DuckDuckGo has a philosophy of preserve privacy and not to store any personal information about users. No intrusive cookies, IP address or other information concerning the location, browser and configuration of the user. Its principle is the same as that of Qwant search engine.


In addition to preserving the anonymity of Internet users and does not record any information about their research, DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself by using crowdsourced information from other sites to improve relevance and enrich results. He also devotes part of his advertising income to finance projects in the free world.

DuckDuckGo defends privacy to the point of making it its slogan "The search engine that doesn't spy on you"

Finally DuckDuckGo allows you to do targeted research using "Bang". If you want to use the "bangs" to speed up your searches, the whole list can be found here.


Here are some examples:

  • The “! Wfr” or “! W” command redirects directly to the Wikipedia site, respectively French and English.
  • The "! G" command launches the search on Google
  • The command " ! "Redirects directly to the first search result, like Google's" I'm lucky "function