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NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo

NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo

Gabriel Weinberg noticed web traffic building on the night of Thursday 6 June – immediately after the revelations about the "Prism" programme. Through the programme, the US's National Security Agency claimed to have "direct access" to the servers of companies including, crucially, the web's biggest search engines – Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.

Within days of the story, while the big companies were still spitting tacks and tight-lipped disclaimers, the search engine Weinberg founded – which pledges not to track or store data about its users – was getting 50% more traffic than ever before. That has gone up and up as more revelations about NSA and GCHQ internet tapping have come in.

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I've used DDG for a while

I've used DDG for a while now. But really, why does it matter? Why are people switching now? They (the NSA) intercepts ALL data, encrypted included.



added to my firefox home page

added to my firefox homepage and search bar :)

- Brennan

Duck Duck GOose


Thanks Granger.

I never saw that. I suspected it. More creepiness.


Please accept my apology for a post I made to you on another thread where I was frustrated and became defensive and violent in my words.

I was wrong because I made a left where I should have made a right.. I spoke harsh rather than become soft. I was wrong in how I said what I said, and I know this because what I said hurt me.

I have thought about it and know I owe you an apology, not that I agree with what you said that upset me.. I don't. What you said hurt me. But my response to you was inappropiate and I am very sorry how I responded.

I feel so bad because I love you and I did not act with love. So I am ashamed, and I hope you can accept my apology for being unkind in my frustration and weakness. I took my frustation out on you in that post. I am sorry.

I don't take back what I said, but HOW I said it. We can agree to disagree on the issue. Your stand does not stop me from loving you and I am sorry for my words that were not expressing the love I have for you. (((((((((((dducky))))))))))))))


Thanks for that. I was feeling horrible about it as well. I am sorry I get after you. I am tired of all the division. We are all on the same side. We are against the NWO and the Leviathan. I think my debating skills are good enough to stop the unproductive practice so I will try not to participate in it any longer. I am going to try to be a positive uniting force. So thanks for that.

I was mad at you but know you are going through some tough times. So all is well. Love ya!

Here is a row of flowers for you:


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I've been trying to alert people for years...

but it takes so long...

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.


you do a great job IMO!

Cyril's picture

My start page is DuckDuckGo now.

My start page is DuckDuckGo now.

My default (and only) search engine is DuckDuckGo.

Default browser is still Chrome, but it's because the DuckDuckGo extension for Chrome kicks ass :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Startpage for me plus the Tor

Startpage for me plus the Tor Ptoject

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."


Been using it for a couple of months now, great service.

great group of folks

The DDG guys are a great group of guys. Actually not out of SV they are right outside of Philly and Gabriel is big in to angel investing. They definitely practice what they preach. Great folks to support.


If DuckDuckGo could make an iGoogle alternative, Shit, I'll snatch it up in ah heart beat. Anyone willing to help me push for that?

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Startpage here

as well.

Also been using StartPage for over a year now...

and prefer it. Sorry duck.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

I also like Startpage


"The only thing we die with is our own personal integrity!" LRH
Vail, CO
Freedom and Liberty for Eagle County, Colorado. www.flecc.org

I just can't resist that cute little


here ducky ducky ducky. Come here ducky ducky...

It's a Happy-go-Ducky Day...

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

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Been meaning to for a while, but hadn't decided on what engine to switch to.

You just helped the decision. Done.

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