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DuckDuckGo Counts 3 Million Searches

Could the NSA’s Internet surveillance change the search engine world? The search engine DuckDuckGo passed three million searches since news of the controversial government surveillance program broke last week.

The company revealed the news in a Twitter post: “It took 1,445 days to get 1M searches, 483 days to get 2M searches, and then just 8 days to pass 3M searches.” Here’s more about the company’s powerful privacy policy:

Remember your searches? Google also saves them. Your saved searches can be legally requested, and then come back to bite you (happens). Or a bad Google employee could go snooping (happens). Or Google could get hacked (happens). That’s why we don’t send your searches to other sites. Or store any personal information at all. That’s our privacy policy in a nutshell.

If you want to test the site, you can visit the DuckDuckGo search page, bookmark it as your default search page or add the search engine to your browser.

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