Search Engine DuckDuckGo to block Microsoft trackers amid backlash. Most other widely used browsers do not come with this online tracking protection by default, and it is added on top of many other DuckDuckGo security measures.
Los Angeles: The platform now asserts that it will start outlawing such as well, following the May reveal that the privacy-focused web browser DuckDuckGo allowed Microsoft to track scripts on other websites.
After receiving criticism from the community, the platform claimed it was unveiling increased privacy and transparency about DuckDuckGo’s online tracking measures. Search engine Duck Duck Go block.
In a blog post, the platform stated: “Over the coming week, we will broaden the 3rd-party tracking scripts we block from updating on websites to also include scripts from Microsoft in our web surfing apps (iOS and Android) as well as our browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera), with beta applications to follow in the coming month.”
As a result, Microsoft tracking scripts are now included in DuckDuckGo’s 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection, which prevents recognized tracking scripts from Facebook, Google, as well as other firms from loading on third-party websites.
Most other widely used browsers do not come with this online tracking protection by default, and it is added on top of multiple other DuckDuckGo security measures.
The privacy-focused web browser said it has published a new help page that provides an in-depth description of all the web tracking safeguards we provide across platforms in order to better uphold our commitment to openness.
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