DuckDuckGo starts blocking Microsoft tracking scripts to save reputation
DuckDuckGo previously launched its own brand of browser, claiming to provide users with a tracking-free privacy and security experience. The browser does block trackers from most ad networks by default, but it was later discovered by users that DuckDuckGo allows the tracker provided by Microsoft.
After arousing criticism from netizens, DuckDuckGo rushed forward and admitted that the Microsoft tracker was indeed released by default. Trackers cannot be blocked because the company has certain agreements with Microsoft. DuckDuckGo released a long article in response to the incident at the time. Simply put, it signed a non-disclosure agreement with Microsoft to allow the Bing tracker to collect users’ private information.