DuckDuckGo’s privacy-centered surfing app is available in beta on Mac, but you’ll join a private waitlist to advantage access. Just like the cell browsing app, DuckDuckGo on Mac makes use of the DuckDuckGo search engine by default, mechanically blocks web trackers, and springs with the well-known “fire” button that burns up your surfing history and tabs in a single click.
The browsing app also comes with a new feature that’s supposed to help block the pesky cookie consent that appear when you first open a website. DuckDuckGo says it will clear them on 50 percent of sites, while robotically choosing the option that blocks or minimizes the cookies that song you. Allison Goodman, the senior communications supervisor at DuckDuckGo, told that the business enterprise plans on increasing this coverage “extensively” as the beta progresses.
You’ll also get access to a private feed that appears on DuckDuckGo’s homepage. It looks quite a bit just like the privateness record on Safari’s homepage, but in place of just showing how many trackers it blocked, it breaks down tracking by using the site and lets you clear statistics on everyone. In addition, DuckDuckGo won’t load the content on web sites — like Facebook — that placed trackers on embedded content material. It’s going to show a notification that warns you about the tracking and asks if you wish to proceed.
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“Beyond rendering, all the code is ours — written by DuckDuckGo engineers with privacy, safety, and clarity the front of mind,” Beah Burger-Lenehan, DuckDuckGo’s senior director of product, says within the post. “This means we don’t have the cruft and clutter that has accrued in browsers over time, both in code, and layout, supplying you with a present-day look and experience and a faster speed.”
To join the waitlist for the browser, download (or replace) the DuckDuckGo app on cellular. Then head to Settings and choose the DuckDuckGo for laptop option from the privacy section. You’ll wait to acquire notification from the app, to comprise an invitation code and link you can use to download the browser to your Mac. DuckDuckGo says it’s presently letting people into the beta in waves.
As for Windows, DuckDuckGo says an app — constructed using the running device’s default Chromium-based facet rendering — is “coming quickly.” DuckDuckGo additionally hopes to deliver its browser to Linux within the destiny, however, says it’s centered frequently on windows and Mac for now.