DuckDuckGo has a contract that can't refuse Microsoft trackers
DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser ' released for iOS and Android is privacy-focused, but intentionally allows Microsoft's third-party trackers through an agreement with Microsoft on a syndicated search content agreement. Turned out.
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DuckDuckGo browser allows Microsoft trackers due to search agreement
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DuckDuckGo is a search engine that emphasizes privacy by not tracking what you are searching for or what you are doing while searching. In addition, DuckDuckGo displays contextual ads from partners like 'Ads by Microsoft' instead of building user profiles to display personalized ads .
In addition, the web browser 'DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser' provided by DuckDuckGo for iOS and Android is equipped with many privacy functions such as SSL constant encryption, third-party cookie blocking, and tracking blocking. On the App Store release page , 'Tracker Radar, a tracking blocking tool, finds and automatically blocks third-party trackers lurking on websites you visit on DuckDuckGo, and the companies behind those trackers are yours. We will prevent you from collecting and selling data. '
However, security researcher Zach Edwards conducted a security audit of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser and found that it blocked Google and Facebook trackers, but not Microsoft trackers.
Sometimes you find something so disturbing during an audit, you've gotta check / recheck because you assume that * something * must be broken in the test.— ℨ ???????????? ???????????????????????????? (@thezedwards) May 23, 2022
But I'm confident now.
The new @DuckDuckGo browsers for iOS / Android don't block Microsoft data flows, for LinkedIn or Bing.???? pic.twitter.com/ol7Ydfo3BJ
Further testing revealed that the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser allows trackers related to the bing.com and linkedin.com domains, and blocks all other trackers.
Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo, has revealed that the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser intentionally allows Microsoft trackers through a contract with Microsoft. However, Weinberg has stated that this limitation applies only to the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser and does not affect the DuckDuckGo search engine itself. 'We are working hard behind the scenes to improve our contract with Microsoft,' Weinberg said, adding that he is working to increase the transparency of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser.
For non-search tracker blocking (eg in our browser), we block most third-party trackers. Unfortunately our Microsoft search syndication agreement prevents us from doing more to Microsoft-owned properties. However, we have been continuously pushing and expecting to be doing more soon.— Gabriel Weinberg (@yegg) May 23, 2022
To Bleeping Computer, an IT news site, CEO Weinberg said, 'We are always very careful not to promise browsing anonymity because trackers are doing their best to defend themselves and provide us. Frankly, it's not possible to browse anonymously to avoid tools that do. Many other browsers around the world say 'tracking prevention' is for third-party cookies and fingerprints . The DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser imposes restrictions on third-party tracking scripts, including those from Microsoft. The DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser defense is a more advanced defense that most browsers haven't tried. That means it's blocking third-party tracking scripts before they load on third-party websites. DuckDuckGo gets far more privacy protection than using Safari, Firefox, or any other browser. You can, 'he said, and emphasized that the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is still a browser that enables strong privacy protection.
Review Geek, an IT news site, said about a series of issues: 'Privacy and transparency are the biggest features of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, but Microsoft is an exception to the contract and users aren't informed about it. I criticized it.