DuckDuckGo faces widespread backlash over tracking deal with Microsoft

DuckDuckGo’s reputation for protecting privacy has taken a hit after revelations emerged of a tracking deal with Microsoft. Security researcher Zack Edwards this week revealed that DuckDuckGo’s mobile browsers allow some Microsoft sites to bypass its block on trackers. While the browser blocks Facebook and Google trackers, DuckDuckGo makes an exception for Microsoft. Edwards found that the browsers allow allows data to be sent to Microsoft’s LinkedIn and Bing domains “You can capture data within the DuckDuckGo so-called private browser on a website like Facebook’s and you’ll see that DDG does NOT stop data flows to Microsoft’s Linkedin domains…

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