Chelsea Kerwin (Beyond Search) discusses an interesting article that appears on Slate, Search Engine Privacy: DuckDuckGo Does Not Track Its Users. DuckDuckGo “was created as an alternative to Google with the benefit that while Google stores the all of the data you give it, DuckDuckGo does not. Due to the leaks about NSA’s widening monitoring practices, DuckDuckGo’s traffic exploded, rising from 2 million queries before the story broke to over 3 million.” The Slate article is an interview with founder Gabriel Weinberg who states “Google is trying to appeal to the average user – we are trying to carve out a niche for the serious person who knows what they’re doing and wants their privacy protected and a great result.”

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