IT Matters – DuckDuckGo – DuckDuckWent (to the US Senate)

Just in case you’ve missed it, I am a big fan of DuckDuckGo, the alternative Search Engine to Google and Bing that does seem to value your privacy.  Read on…

IT Matters

So why did DuckDuckGo talk to senators?

Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo was invited to testify in front of the US Senate on the 13 March 2019 on the matter of privacy on the internet, and the impact it would have on business.

As I banged on in my previous post, I am not against advertising on the internet per se, but I totally object to being ‘stalked’ and my personal details gathered and sold to a myriad of marketing companies.  In his testimony, Weinberg stated that, adhering to decent standards of privacy can actually generate more revenue, as it has done for DuckDuckGo.

Important Note:

Any links given are given in good faith and no responsibility is taken for any adverse results should you click on text or a graphic that acts as a link to another area. If you are concerned, close the Window –   in the top left-hand corner of the window – if you find yourself in a window or a site in which you are not comfortable. Push comes to shove, switch the computer off – but be aware, you may lose unsaved work in other applications.

No site or company is personally recommended – they are simply places where you may (or you may not) get more help.

Many of the links in this blog are specifically from a free online encyclopedia called Wikipedia. As far as ‘trustworthy information’ goes, Wikipedia is probably the best one. Founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger (and others) in… but hey, click on the links to find out more. Oh yes, and there’s the BBC (in the UK) but I don’t know the news channels in other countries to be able to comment.

This series is specifically about PCs (Personal Computers) and Windows 10 and not about Apple Macs.

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