DuckduckGo released a new extension in January that supposedly protects your privacy online.
I don’t use their extension but I do use their search engine by default and as much as I can. I only revert back to google when duckduckgo queries are not accurate enough, which in the end only comes down to less than 5% of search requests.
This new extension joins an already long (and confusing?) list of browser extensions built to help counter tracking and protect your privacy, like better.
My workplace has iMacs for the staff so last week I purchased Better through a colleague’s App Store account but haven’t used it yet since it is Safari-only and I use Firefox by default. Eventually I’ll try it out but I’m pretty sure I won’t switch to safari by default, being a multi-platform user with Linux as my main OS on all my computers.
I’ve been following ind.ie for a while now, mainly from the sideline since ind.ie’s development focus is exclusively on Mac but I understand and respect that. A two-person-one-husky team can only do so much and you’ve been doing a great job so far !
So a few (innocent) questions :
- Is ind.ie going to port Better to another browser in a foreseeable future ?
- Does anyone use the duckduckgo extension and is willing to share their experience ?
- What is ind.ie’s position regarding all the big-dev-teams multi-platform-tracker-blockers out there (ghostery, adblock, disconnect, ublock origin…) ? Not asking for a full-depth tech-analysis on which is better than which, just wondering how ind.ie feels about this multitude of extensions supposedly protecting privacy like Better does.
By the way, I’m pretty sure Better does an awesome job because it respects the Ethical design manifesto !