DuckDuckGo’s New Privacy Tools Help Keep You Safe Around the Web

DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, just launched an updated versions of its browser extension and mobile app. The new apps promise to keep internet users safe from snooping.

The new tools include grade ratings for websites, factoring in their use of encryption and ad tracking networks, and offering summaries of their terms of service (thanks to Terms of Service Didn’t Read). The app and extension are available for Firefox, Safari, Chrome, iOS, and Android.

Being able to block ad tracking networks, used by companies like Google and Facebook to follow users around the web, is probably the biggest feature here. But having the full suite of tools available in one svelte package is pretty nice. I’m using the Firefox extension now and it’s quick, lightweight and appears to be working well.

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