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DuckDuckGo is putting privacy first with its desktop browser

Duck Duck to win

There will be a new web browser that will enter the battle , and comes from DuckDuckGo, one of the first names in Privacy . If you are a fan of mobile app , the desktop browser seeks to bring the best features to larger devices.

“Like we’ve done on mobile, DuckDuckGo for desktop will redefine user expectations for everyday online privacy,” said Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo, in a statement. blog post .

It seems that the browser will try to simplify privacy. As a result, you won’t have to deal with all sorts of settings for a secure experience . “No complicated settings, no misleading warnings, no “levels” of privacy protection, just strong privacy protection that works by default across search, browsing, email, and more,” the post reads. of the blog.

However, the CEO also points out that it’s not just a “privacy browser.” Instead, it is meant to serve as your everyday web browser that protects your privacy.

DuckDuckGo says that it is building its desktop browser around rendering engines provided by the operating system rather than Chromium. The company says this allows them to “remove much of the unnecessary clutter and clutter that has built up over the years in major browsers.”

That’s all well and good, but a web browser must also be fast. DuckDuckGo states that “Compared to Chrome , the DuckDuckGo desktop app is cleaner, much more private, and early tests have found it to be significantly faster too!”

Of course, we’ll have to test it ourselves to determine if the company’s claims hold true, but it looks like a promising browser. Unfortunately, Weinberg didn’t announce when we might be able to test DuckDuckGo’s desktop browser, but hopefully, it will be soon.

A version of macOS is in closed beta right now. However, in a tweet , the CEO also said that he is working on a Windows version.

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