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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

DuckDuckGo Hits a Record 1 Billion Monthly Searches in January 2019

I have written before about DuckDuckGo, the online search engine that appears to have the best privacy of any of today’s search engines. (We’re looking at you, Google and Bing.) To find my past articles about DuckDuckGo, go to

The DuckDuckGo search engine has been my default search engine for a long time. When I first launch a web browser, the first web page I see is

Now the company is reporting phenomenal growth numbers. DuckDuckGo hit a new record in January of over 1 billion searches served throughout the month. That represents a 78% year-over-year increase from the 654 million searches served in January 2018. Another company record was broken last month when DuckDuckGo served 36.4 million in a day on January 29th.

You can see DuckDuckGo’s growth at:

There is good reason for this growth. More and more computer users are discovering the privacy features of DuckDuckGo. The company doesn’t track your web surfing habits and doesn’t collect information about you. Best of all, there are no advertisements displayed on the service either. You can read DuckDuckGo’s privacy statement at:

The DuckDuckGo search engine is available to you right now at:

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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