iOS8: Set DuckDuckGo as your Default Browser

I saw this tip in this article that features 35 tips for iOS8 and thought I would pluck it pout of the line up and emphasize it. We forget that as great as Google is, it is not the only search engine in town, nor is it the one that respects your privacy very well – it is notorious for tracking searches, profiling its users as well as targeting search results depending on the suer (which can admittedly be good or bad, depending).

Here is what MACworld says about DuckDuckGo:

Privacy could be the next big issue that divided Apple and Google – and one of the ways Apple has set itself on the ‘privacy-respecting’ side of things is this small concession to iOS users: you can now set DuckDuckGo (a search engine that doesn’t track your searches, doesn’t profile its users, and shows the same search results to everyone) as the default search engine on your iPhone or iPad.

To chane your default browser just go to settings–>Safari–>Brwoser and choose the best one for you!

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Here is a screenshot of a search in DuckDuckGo:

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