How to Maximize Your Browsing Privacy Using DuckDuckGo
It feels like every day, I see another person realizing how little privacy they have online and saying "enough is enough". Upset about the state of our relationship to tech companies, they’re quitting Facebook and Twitter, avoiding Amazon, and giving up Google.
DuckDuckGo, a 10-year-old web privacy company, offers a tracker-free alternative to Google search, and web browsing utilities that minimize the number of sites and companies tracking you.
The site works in tandem with the apps many of us already use, and can be customized to offer different levels of protection. Unlike more intensive web security measures, like using Tor or setting up a VPN, you can get most of the benefits without any impact on your browsing at all. You might call it a “gateway drug” to online security.
So if you’re down to experiment, let’s walk through everything you need to know about integrating DuckDuckGo into your life.
DuckDuckGo’s core service, untracked search, is exactly what it sounds like. You use a search bar, either through the bar on the DDG site or your browser’s address bar, to search for whatever you need, just as you would with Google. If all goes well you shouldn’t notice any difference between the two. (Based on some from recent testing, we found that Google Image search is the only place where you may really notice the difference.)
Switching to DuckDuckGo search is very easy and doesn’t require you to change your browsing habits. Every major web browser allows you to swap in DuckDuckGo as your default browser, which allows you to use it when you search using your address bar.
Though the exact path may vary, the process for changing your default browser is essentially the same across them all. Go to your browser’s preferences, find the Search Engine section and click on the option described as “default search engine” or “search engine used in the address bar.” (Most browsers default to Google search, so you can also just look for a drop-down set to the big G). The drop-down generally features five or so browsers, but in this case, you want to switch to DuckDuckGo.
The DuckDuckGo extensions on Chrome and Firefox will automatically reset your browser to DuckDuckGo when you install them. (Read More)
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MIAMI, FL -- Passing gas in public is often embarrassing. But for a Dania Beach woman, doing so while waiting in line at a Dollar General store led to her arrest on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
It’s what police say she did after a man in line complained about the act that led to the charge.
According to a Broward Sheriff’s Office complaint affidavit, Shanetta Yvette Wilson, 37, was in the checkout line at the Dollar General store on 120 S. Federal Hwy in Dania Beach on Sunday evening. John Walker, the customer standing next to her, got into a verbal dispute “in reference to the defendant farting loudly,” according to the affidavit.
Wilson allegedly pulled a small “lock back knife” from her purse, “opened the knife and told the victim she was going to ‘gut’ him,” the police report said.
While doing so, she pulled back her right hand with the knife as if she was going to attack the victim with it, the report read.
Walker was “in fear that he was going to be stabbed by the defendant,” the affidavit read.
After police were called, Wilson was found by deputies in the area of 45 NW 5th Ave. and identified by Walker.
Wilson was arrested and taken to the Paul Rein Detention Facility in Pompano Beach. Her bail was set at $2,500.
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