There should be an image here!What is online privacy to you? When we go to our preferred search engine, I think that we find ourselves giving very little thought to the security provided to us with search engines we use. So when I came across the DuckDuckGo’s privacy policy, I was impressed.

I think the biggest takeaway I found with its privacy policy is the point on search history. Honestly, I don’t have a concern about cookies and so forth as I do about my search history. It’s really not something I want to have any search engine having access to for sharing with others. While it may not seem like a big deal, it is a privacy issue. What if I was searching for something medical? Do I really want the world to have access to that?

In the end, I think the biggest factor is to make sure that, when we choose a search engine, we are using one that is in line with what we believe. How is it managing our data, etc.? Those factors in today’s world should, indeed, be a factor.

[Photo above by CarbonNYC / CC BY-ND 2.0]

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