DuckDuckGo Tracker-sniping browser comes to Mac before Windows
The privacy-centric DuckDuckGo web browser, which has proven to be a popular protection on mobile, has launched in beta for Apple Mac users.
The company’s browser, more associated with its search engine, promises “privacy by default” by getting rid of invasive trackers, speeding up browsing and closing the cookie consent pop-ups we spend most of our lives with. our life.
Mac users will have to join a waiting list to download the browser, initially, which also includes access to the private search engine. A version of the browser is also planned for Windows soon, the company says.
In an announcement on Tuesday, DuckDuckGo calls the browser “an all-in-one privacy solution for everyday browsing with no complicated settings, just a seamless privacy experience. Plus, we’re excited to share new features that we think you’ll love.
These features include the same rendering engine used by Apple’s Safari, and because trackers are source-blocked, you get faster browsing that uses 60% less data than Chrome.
The browser also contains Smarter Encryption technology which aims to ensure that users are directed to the secure HTTPS version of the site. The company says it won’t access your history, bookmarks, and passwords either. Users will be able to see which sites have been caught tracking your activity, and it blocks Facebook content embedded in other websites, which Facebook sneakily uses for tracking purposes, even if you don’t have an account. .
Not all features will be accessible in beta, for example, no extensions are currently supported. However, DuckDuckGo states that the most popular extensions are usually password managers and ad blockers, and the browser already contains them.
The company says, “DuckDuckGo for Mac isn’t just a replacement for ‘Incognito Mode’ (which isn’t really private!) – instead, DuckDuckGo for Mac is designed to be used as an everyday browser that protects really your privacy. We’ve got the features you’ve come to expect from a browser like password management, tab management, bookmarks, and more, plus privacy features you’ll love.
Here’s how you can join the waiting list.