People are leaving Google Search for DuckDuckGo


Are you concerned enough about online surveillance or the storing of personal information for commercial purposes to use an anonymous search tool like DuckDuckGo?

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, served over 1bn searches in 2013 after a huge surge in interest following the Snowden revelations.

Until Edward Snowden’s files detailing the extent of state surveillance, the search engine received around 1.5m queries per day. But in the weeks and months following the Guardian’s publication of the NSA files, the number of users more than doubled.

By November, more than 4 million people were using the site every day, and on Tuesday 7 January the site had its biggest day so far, serving 4,452,957 queries in a 24-hour period.

Read the full article in The Guardian here.

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