We're hiring Engineers, People Ops, and User Insights positions. If you know someone who is eager to help raise the standard of trust online, spread the word!


"People who don’t have your best interest at heart will exploit your data to further their own agenda. Privacy matters because the lack of it gives others power over you."

@carissaveliz eloquently explains the fallacy of the "nothing to hide" argument. aeon.co/essays/privacy-matters

New @privacyint report: "many mental health websites don’t take the privacy of their visitors as seriously as they should" like "depression tests that share your answers with third parties."

Beware and use our tracker blocker ( duckduckgo.com/app )!


With more and more demand from users for privacy protection tools, we're pleased to see increased attention on standards that web developers can use to ensure privacy by design. twitter.com/techcrunch/status/

If you still use Gmail, Google can scan your emails to track & keep full history of what you buy online. Yikes.

@michaelgroth recommends switching to one of these privacy-first email providers:
• @ProtonMail
• @TutanotaTeam
• @Posteo_de
• @Runbox fastcompany.com/90392612/these

You may be racking up rewards w/your credit card, but is it racking up your data in the process?

@geoffreyfowler explains where data goes when you swipe, how to opt out of data-sharing, & why the new Apple Card is the best privacy option on the market. washingtonpost.com/technology/

Facebook is trying to keep you & your data in their multiverse, so be sure you complete all the steps in this guide from @OpticSwerve to truly , and not just deactivate your account.

Then spread the word to your friends & family deletefacebook.com 

Google is trying to justify "why Chrome is so far behind [...] in offering privacy protections" with false claims that blocking tracking cookies is bad for privacy.

Researchers @jonathanmayer & @random_walker set the record straight:


“You type in your most private thoughts into your search engine — your medical financial, and any other kind of problem you have.”

More from our CEO @yegg on why we need alternatives to collect-it-all business models, on the IRL podcast from @firefox. irlpodcast.org/season5/episode

When everyone underestimates you because your brand logo looks cute, but then you end up competing with giants, serving 45M daily searches, blocking trackers across the net like a boss, and having fun in the process. duckduckgo.com/traffic 

"60% [of Americans] now bar mobile apps from accessing the camera, GPS data, & contact list on their phones... half protect their online accounts w/2FA," says @ConsumerReports.

They suggest @DuckDuckGo, @ProtonMail, & @signalapp to safeguard your data. consumerreports.org/privacy/pr

By default Gmail is scanning your bills for use in Google Search when you type in 'when should I pay a bill'

@ourmaninjapan says, “if they’re collecting this, what else are they collecting...?" @alixlangone on how to turn it off: money.com/money/5652229/when-s

Sure, you've spread the word to online, but did you know that you can actually wear your DuckDuckGo pride?

Shop DuckDuckGo stickers, t-shirts, & more in our online store: duckduckgo.merchmadeeasy.com 

*U.S. shipping only for now — sorry (looking for global options)

The Information Commissioner's Office (UK) declared real-time ad buying, based on "highly detailed profiles," doesn't comply w/GDPR.

@thekatbarnett explains, saying, "Consumers have a right to know where their data is going & how it is being handled." jaxenter.com/rtb-privacy-risk-

Pleased to say we have all our ducks in a row once more and our private search results are back to normal. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Smart assistant companies don't make it clear that there are real people behind the devices that may be listening in on you to help train them.

"The good news is that there are steps we can take," says @bxchen. His tips for protecting your data from Alexa, Siri, and Google Home. twitter.com/bxchen/status/1164

Hi all. We're currently experiencing issues with our search results, in particular image search.

Thank you for your patience while we try to get things back to normal as soon as possible.

Which DuckDuckGo Search bonus feature (besides privacy and results) do you like best?

A deep dive into a bunch of anti-surveillance tech products by @thejoelstein including DuckDuckGo. Our mobile browser and desktop browser extension go a long way to simply get you private browsing and search without sacrifice: duckduckgo.com/app bloomberg.com/news/features/20

"China has been building what it calls the world's biggest camera surveillance network", w/170m CCTV cameras already in place across the country.

Watch this chilling video on how it took only 7 minutes to track down BBC reporter, @TheJohnSudworth. bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-chi

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Mirrored.Social [BETA]

This Mastodon instance is dedicated to mirroring the social media accounts of interesting/useful people and organizations from elsewhere on the Internet. At least until such time as they create their own accounts on the Mastodon network.

If you control an account that is being mirrored here and would like to make changes to how that's done (or not done), please contact Dave Wood via @davewoodx@mastodon.social.

Like this idea? Help support the costs and development at Patreon.

Currently in Beta status. Please let me know if you see bugs or issues.

Mirrors to Follow:

1Password [NEW]

1Password Status [NEW]

Android [NEW]

AppStore [NEW]

App Store Games [NEW]

Barack Obama

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CGP Grey [NEW]

Chris Hadfield [NEW]

CommitStrip [NEW]

Daring Fireball

#dearMoon [NEW]

Dianna Cowern

DuckDuckGo [NEW]

Elon Musk*

GitHub [NEW]

GitHub API [NEW]

GitHub Status [NEW]

Have I Been Pwned [NEW]

Internet of Shit*

iTC Status

Jony Ive Parody*

Keybase [NEW]

Let's Encrypt [NEW]

Linode [NEW]

Merge Conflict [NEW]

Marques Brownlee



nginx web server [NEW]

php.net [NEW]

Orbital ATK [NEW]

Overcast [NEW]

Realm [NEW]

Relay FM [NEW]

Ryan Reynolds* [NEW]

Edward Snowden* [NEW]


Tesla [NEW]

Tim Cook [NEW]

Visual Studio [NEW]

Visual Studio App Center [NEW]

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