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8

Recommendation

In today’s world, is privacy passé? Car insurance companies offer lower rates to customers who install devices that monitor their driving habits. Online and offline activities are constantly recorded and logged for the sake of advertisers, government officials, and other entities. In this climate, the search engine DuckDuckGo aims to help people regain some anonymity. Freelance writer Drew Millard explores how the company hopes to gain prominence. Amid growing data breaches and privacy violations, this compelling article is a must-read for anyone seeking a break from digital surveillance.

Summary

Customers’ personal data have been compromised by countless companies including Marriott Hotels, Adidas, Dunkin’, Sears and Best Buy. Facebook has been under fire for allegedly offering users’ private messages to third parties, and propagating fake news. Amid increasing mistrust of tech, the search engine DuckDuckGo is making a name for itself as a champion of privacy.

The Pennsylvania-based company’s tools are more accessible to laypeople than specialized services like Tor and SecureDrop. ...

About the Author

Drew Millard is a freelance writer based in North Carolina. He’s worked as an editor for The Outline, VICE and Kill Screen LLC.


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