Online Insider | Surfing is a routine that people do now, especially during the pandemic, which causes people to always be connected to their devices for working or just browsing.
But do you have experience with privacy when surfing in cyberspace?
If so, you are probably using the google browser on a search engine,
Customized Search Engine
Google’s goal is to make it easy for those of you who frequently seeing or visiting a certain web address so that it is easy or quick to find again. They might use it for customized search engines to differ experience from their users.
Moreover, we have saved into favorites. Google will also recommend things related to our searching, and we will always be stalked by advertisements that appear and might be annoyed and uncomfortable.
That is why the new Google browser/search engine appears. If you are uncomfortable with being stalked by Google, maybe it will be better to use Google’s competitor’s browser/search engine, DuckduckGo / DDG. Because Google Is Watching You Everywhere You Go.
What is DDG?
DuckDuckGo or DDG is an internet search engine that uses information from various sources, such as Wikipedia, Yandex, Yahoo, Bing, and WolframAlpha to get results. Basically, DuckDuckGo is a general search engine like Google, but it focuses more on user privacy issues.
The search engine DuckDuckGo itself was created by a man named Gabriel Weinberg and was officially launched on September 25, 2008.
Here Are Some of the Advantages of Using DuckduckGO:
1. Strictly protect user privacy
Currently, customer privacy is a major concern for IT companies. Facebook for example has issued several times due to privacy issues that can cause customers to run away. Therefore, DDG has a main tagline, namely protecting user privacy. With this security feature, you can’t see the search history as provided on other search engines.
2. DuckDuckGo brings some hidden features
One of the most interesting is the command feature called “! Bang” in which the user provides the ability to redirect searches to specific websites. For example, you can type “! a” into a field search the DuckDuckGo search engine, then you will be taken to the Amazon website page.
Meanwhile, if you type the command “! Yt”, DuckDuckGo will take you to the video streaming site page, YouTube, gang. Isn’t that interesting? Apart from the “! Bang” command feature, there are also other hidden features. These are a stopwatch feature that will automatically appear when you type the word “stopwatch” in the search bar for DuckDuckGo’s search engine.
3. Can check whether a website is down
When you can’t access a certain website, maybe you will wonder if the website is down or it is your gadget that has a problem. Interestingly, you can find out easily through this DuckDuckGo search engine. To do that, all you have to do is type in keywords like “is www.online-insider.com down” in the DuckDuckGo search field. Well, that way you can also check whether popular sites like Instagram cs are down or not, gang.
Can DDG be a competitor to Google and even beat its superiority?