DuckDuckGo browser will block Microsoft trackers after backlash


Duck Duck to win

After months of backlash, DuckDuckGo’s browser will finally block Microsoft’s trackers. The company will also provide more transparency to its users by publishing a full list of blocked domains, updating its privacy dashboard to show when scripts are blocked or loaded, and creating a custom ad conversion system for its engine. search.

Wait, DuckDuckGo doesn’t block Microsoft trackers?

We learned on May 24 that DuckDuckGo intentionally left a Microsoft-sized “privacy hole” in your browser. Here is the gist; if you visit a site with built-in Microsoft trackers, DuckDuckGo Browser will not block those trackers. At least not for a few weeks.

After the security researcher discovered the problem @thezedwards