Google Chrome Update Offers DuckDuckGo Search Engine

The most popular web browser in the world by far is Google Chrome, but as of late people have become wary of the monopoly that Google holds over the world of search engines. A lot of this mistrust comes from Google’s data collection policies and consumer tracking efforts. Alternative search engines exist that don’t track users or their data, one of the most popular being DuckDuckGo, but using this search engine whilst still taking advantage of Google Chrome was not all that easy because users needs to play with several settings if they want to use it as their default search engine.

The latest Chrome update is changing all that. Now, you will be able to select DuckDuckGo as your default search engine without installing an extension. This is because of the fact that Google has added DuckDuckGo and numerous other privacy conscious search engines to its list of default search engines that you can use. This has made it possible for you to keep yourself safe on the internet and have more control over who gets your data and personal information as well as what they might end up doing with it.

While Google still deserves a lot of criticism for the laissez faire approach it takes to user data, it is heartening to see that the platform is at least providing users with options that will help them protect themselves in an increasingly hostile internet world. This is a step in the right direction. No public announcement has been made yet about this new feature, but word is spreading and more users will be able to utilize this option for the betterment of their overall internet experience.

DuckDuckGo is now part of Google Chrome's default search engine options

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