30 Sep '14, 5pm

Privacy-Savvy Search Engine DuckDuckGo Blocked in China

Privacy-Savvy Search Engine DuckDuckGo Blocked in China

Search engine users in China got a rude awakening when they realized last week that DuckDuckGo had been blocked or was temporarily unavailable. CNet reported on the story when they found a tweet from DuckDuckGo chief executive (CEO) and founder Gabriel Weinberg . DuckDuckGo is another in a long line of search engines or Web properties to be banned in China. Unlike its counterparts Google and Bing, DuckDuckGo has made it very clear that the privacy of its users is of the utmost importance. And perhaps because of this, the search engine has seen increasing popularity over the past year. In fact, it reached more than 1 billion searches in 2013. It is still unclear exactly how much of DuckDuckGo’s traffic comes from China, but apparently it is enough for people to begin noticing. According to Greatfire.org , DuckDuckGo.com is 98 percent blocked in China and it appears that the...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2373037/Privacy-Savv...

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