DuckDuckGo's Anti-tracking Android Tool Could be "even more powerful" Than iOS

Liam Williams


DuckDuckGo's Anti-tracking Android Tool Could be "even more powerful" Than iOS

When it comes to online privacy, DuckDuckGo is one of the most well-known names in the business. The company offers a search engine that doesn't track users, and now it has an Android app that includes an anti-tracking tool.

The app, which is available now for free on the Google Play Store, includes a number of features that make it more effective at protecting your privacy than other Android browsers.

First, the app includes a built-in tracker blocker that prevents third-party trackers from collecting your data. This not only stops advertisers from following you around the web, but also prevents sites from building up a profile of your interests.

Second, the app includes a "forced HTTPS" feature that encrypts all of your traffic, even if the site you're visiting doesn't support HTTPS. This ensures that your data can't be eavesdropped on as it travels between your device and the DuckDuckGo servers.

Third, the app includes a "privacy grade" for each site you visit, which lets you know how well the site protects your privacy. This is a great way to quickly see if a site is worth using, or if you should avoid it.

The app is available for free on the Google Play Store, and it's compatible with devices running Android 5.0 or higher.

Finally, the app includes a "simplified view" of search results that strips away all the clutter and tracking that comes with traditional search engines. This makes it easier to find what you're looking for, and protects you from being tracked by the search engine itself.

DuckDuckGo's Android app is a great step forward for privacy-conscious users, and it's likely to be even more effective than the iOS app due to the increased control Android users have over their devices. If you're concerned about your privacy, be sure to check out the DuckDuckGo app.