DuckDuckGo, the search engine that does not profile its users or personalize their results, released its search app today for iPhone and iPod, riding a wave of increasing interest in its products since it was revealed in early June that competing search engines share at least some data on users with the U.S. government.
DuckDuckGo, an anonymous search engine that is not being tapped by the NSA’s PRISM project, has released a new iOS app. Like the desktop version of the service, the app does not store personal information and lets users search without having their searches tracked.
The app has two main features: search and stories — a search engine and a news feed which is curated with crowd-sourced stories. It works pretty much like Google or Bing, but the company claims that its searches are totally anonymous.
“DuckDuckGo Search & Stories recreates the web search experience on your iPhone or iPod touch, enabling you to search anonymously and find instantly,” stated Gabriel Weinberg, founder/CEO of DuckDuckGo. “Our new app features a homepage with stories we know you’ll love, based on
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