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    DuckDuckGo Will Now Block Microsoft Trackers Amid Backlash

    Following the recent revelation that the private search engine DuckDuckGo allows Microsoft to track scripts on external sites, the platform now claims to begin banning those as well.

    On a mission to “bring back the trust”, DuckDuckGo said in a blog post:

    “Over the next week, we will expand the third-party tracking scripts we block from loading on websites to include scripts from Microsoft in our browsing apps (iOS and Android) and our browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge and Opera), with beta apps to follow in the coming month.”

    Moreover, the platform said:

    “This expands our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection, which blocks identified tracking scripts from Facebook, Google, and other companies from loading on third-party websites, to now include third-party Microsoft tracking scripts. This web tracking protection is not offered by most other popular browsers by default and sits on top of many other DuckDuckGo protections.”

    DuckDuckGo has published a new page with a complete list of all the web tracking protections it offers, which proves its commitment to transparency.

    “Users now have one place to look if they want to understand the different kinds of web privacy protections we offer on the platforms they use”, the platform said.


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