Saturday December 25, 2021 3:45 PM
DuckDuckGo, the company best known for its privacy-focused search engine of the same name, is working on a desktop browser version that will focus on avoiding your entire web experience being tracked. What the upcoming browser will look like and notes that we can expect it to work the same way its mobile browsing app does.
Weinberg explains that the desktop browser will offer “strong privacy protection” by default, without the need to switch between any hidden security settings, and like the phone app, the desktop equivalent will come with the same “Fire” button that instantly clears all browsing history, stored data and tabs. One click.
It’s also built around “OS-provided rendering engines” – as on mobile – which Weinberg says will create a neater interface and eliminate any clutter that comes with mainstream browsers. marked” from Google Chrome.
The browser is currently in closed beta testing on macOS, but a tweet from Weinberg hints that DuckDuckGo is preparing it for Windows as well. There is no information on when the desktop browser will be available to the public.
Last month, DuckDuckGo introduced a built-in tool to its mobile browsing app that supposedly prevents apps from tracking users on Android, and in July, the company launched an email protection service that it says will remove any trackers associated with your emails.
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