We've put up DuckDuckGo billboards across the US, UK, SE, NL, BE, DK (with DE, FR & ES to come soon). If you spot a 🦆 in your community, we'd love to see it!
Here's a map of all of our live locations (subject to change): https://duckduckgo.com/billboards
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1266003050151411713
While posting pictures on a personal Facebook account might seem innocent, "it’s still something that can have pretty far-reaching implications in the non-personal realm."
This Netherlands ruling sets a necessary precedent for protecting minors online.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1265640653792428032
Looking for recommendations on what to watch? We might be biased, but this is definitely our kind of movie list.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1265278267868807168
Germany’s highest court has declared that “privacy rights enshrined in Germany’s Constitution extend to foreigners living abroad and cover their online data," reports @meddynyt. 👏
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1264915879868993536
A @vivaldibrowser survey shows search engine privacy & neutrality are very important to over 80% of users.
Our search is always private with no filter bubble, + Vivaldi is using our Tracker Radar to further protect your privacy: https://spreadprivacy.com/duckduckgo-tracker-blocker-in-vivaldi/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1264553489922998272
A data breach of millions of people had private info about where they've been, where people met, their social media sites, & more. @_andrew_griffin says the data's origin is so far a mystery.
Check http://HaveIBeenPwned.com to see if your data was leaked.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1264191103680622598
People are acting on their privacy concerns globally — not just in the US & EU. A new study shows Brazilians are growing more concerned: 74% tried removing personal data online & 96% of believe companies don't do enough to protect their personal info.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1263828714309259264
Be aware of the apps your kids use & how their data is being handled.
“For years, TikTok ignored the children’s privacy law, thereby ensnaring perhaps millions of underage children in its marketing apparatus, & putting them at risk of sexual predation.”
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1263466326401724416
Google's search preference menu for Android in the EU is an auction with only 4 options. This creates false scarcity to boost its revenue and depress competition. A much better way to give consumers choice is to allow unlimited options, for free. (1/6)
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1262992964126601216
Our DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser extension packs tracker blocking, website encryption & private search in one download. And now, it's also recommended by Mozilla — thanks @firefox! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/duckduckgo-for-firefox/?src=featured
Available for Safari and Chrome, too: https://duckduckgo.com/app
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1262741552121683968
Your online activity should not be under constant surveillance. We're proud to sign this letter in support of protecting search and browsing history https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1262171285041315841
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1262414155945897984
When coronavirus contact-tracing apps become widely available, do you plan to install one?
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1262005341895589890
Phone-based scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated and hard for even experts to detect.
If you get a call from a financial institution, the best defense is to hang up and call them back, using a number you look up yourself online.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1261654385697984514
People often ask how we make money, so…
When you use our private search engine, you sometimes get contextual ads based on a results page and not on any history/profile info (which we don’t have).
It's a myth that you cannot be profitable AND private.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1261292000197910528
Public health apps, e.g. for coronavirus, can only work if people trust them, and that trust has to be built on well-thought-out safeguards.
Now is "a crucial time to decide what standards to have in place on how our data is handled," reports @alfredwkng.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1260929610419666944
What do Spotify, Venmo, Tinder, TikTok & DoorDash have in common?
Their apps all crashed last week because they send data to Facebook, and Facebook had a bug!
Since tracking code is in so many apps, we strongly recommend deleting apps you rarely use.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1260567223397158917
With more people working from home, more employers are invasively monitoring employees. It doesn't have to be this way. Our organization has been 100% remote for a decade without any monitoring. It's all about trust.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1260204837884616706
Before buying old phones, check if they can be updated with the latest privacy & security enhancements. Support can be short-lived for Android in particular.
@Batteryhq explains the risks and, if you can't use a newer phone, how to protect yourself.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1259842445778485249
Clearview AI (yes, them again) are now pitching their facial recognition technology to track people with coronavirus.
Having your identity linked with your location & health records, without oversight, is a huge risk that cannot easily be undone.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1259480059922055168
"All the new coronavirus protocols that companies are considering for their workers and customers – from contact tracing and temperature-taking to heat mapping and 'immunity passports' – have privacy and civil liberties implications." — @jenniferkingson
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1259117670915624961