DuckDuckGo announced that they have fully revamped versions of their browser extension and mobile app. Their new app and browser extension will block advertising tracker networks, increase encryption protection, and help you search privately – no matter what platform you are on.
Today, we’re taking a major step to simplify online privacy with the launch of fully revamped network blocking, smarter encryption, and, of course, private search – all designed to operate seamlessly together while you search and browse the web. Our updated app and extension are now available across all major platforms – Firefox, Safari, Chrome, iOS, and Android – so that you can easily get all the privacy essentials you need on any device with just one download.
Both the revamped browser extension and mobile app will show you a Privacy Grade rating (A-F) when you visit a website. The rating lets you see at a glance how protected you are, dig into the details to see who DuckDuckGo caught trying to track you, and learn how DuckDuckGo enhanced the underlying website’s privacy measures.
The Privacy Grade is scored automatically based on the prevalence of hidden tracker networks, encryption availability, and website privacy practices.
DuckDuckGo’s Privacy Protection will block all the hidden trackers they can find, exposing the major advertising networks tracking you over time, so that you can find out who is trying to track you.
If DuckDuckGo discovers a site offers an encrypted version but does not send you to it automatically, DuckDuckGo will send you to the encrypted version of that website.