Things I’m Reading – DuckDuckGo traffic soars in wake of Snowden revelations

DuckDuckGo traffic soars in wake of Snowden revelations
By Chris Johnston

Founder of privacy-focused search engine says company can build on audience – and takes a swipe at Google

Founder of search engine that does not track takes swipe at Google: ‘consumers don’t understand their data is being leaked’

DuckDuckGo has recorded a 600% rise in traffic enjoyed in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations two years ago.

The site, which does not track user data, now handles some 3bn searches a year – although that is only about the same volume that Google processes in 24 hours.

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June 17, 2015 at 11:59AM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1N1ZoRA

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