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DuckDuckGo search queries hit 30m per day

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The privacy-focused Internet search engine DuckDuckGo has achieved a high of 30 million search queries a day recently, the company behind it says.

In a tweet, DuckDuckGo said it had taken seven years for the search engine to reach 10 million private searches in one day.

It took another two years to double that number but only a year to reach 30 million. In contrast, Google handles about 3.5 billion search queries a day but aggressively spies on its users.

A graph issued by DuckDuckGo showed that search queries had begun to spike at certain points when privacy-related events happened.

Traffic rose at the time when Google changed its privacy policy in 2012, when the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden made his revelations about surveillance, when privacy issues were revealed in Safari in 2005.

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A further spike, a big one, occurred when there were revelations of privacy issues with Firefox.

As DuckDuckGo is not as aggressive in indexing queries as Google or Bing, its search is less comprehensive.

But as the company says, it does not track users when they use privacy mode or leave it, does not target advertising and stores no personal information.

Chart: courtesy DuckDuckGo


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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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