DuckDuckGo browser allows Microsoft trackers due to search agreement

GEOINTAnalyst

Well-Known Member
The privacy-focused DuckDuckGo browser purposely allows Microsoft trackers on third-party sites due to an agreement in their syndicated search content contract between the two companies.
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that prides itself on its privacy by not tracking your searches or your behavior while performing searches. Furthermore, instead of building user profiles to display interest-based advertisements, DuckDuckGo will use contextual advertisements from partners, like Ads by Microsoft.
While DuckDuckGo does not store any personal identifiers with your search queries, Microsoft advertising may track your IP address and other information when clicking on an ad link for "accounting purposes" but it is not associated with a user advertising profile.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...s-microsoft-trackers-due-to-search-agreement/
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
I use multiple a blockers and thus don't see many ads. If the extensions I use interfere with seeing the page, I figure the page must not be worth seeing anyway. Unless it's really a site I need to visit, then I'll switch to one of my little used browsers and do my business there. I've long known that duckduck had an agreement with Microsoft.
 

GEOINTAnalyst

Well-Known Member
I use multiple a blockers and thus don't see many ads. If the extensions I use interfere with seeing the page, I figure the page must not be worth seeing anyway. Unless it's really a site I need to visit, then I'll switch to one of my little used browsers and do my business there. I've long known that duckduck had an agreement with Microsoft.
You know there is an issue with ad blockers they can be unblocked see here - that a lot of websites are using - https://dataunlocker.com/
 
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