DuckDuckGo enhancements for Chrome.
*NOTE: our recent update requires a new permission to display a thank you page. That is all it is used for. See the bottom of this description for an explanation of permissions needed.*
DuckDuckGo is a search engine. We believe in better search and real privacy at the same time. That's why we focus on better instant answers and less spam/clutter while at the same time we don't track you or put you in a filter bubble.
This extension makes our instant answers and other features more accessible when you're browsing in Chrome. It is open source at https://github.com/duckduckgo/chrome-zeroclickinfo
When you're searching Google or Bing and we have a relevant instant answer associated with your query, our extension displays it at the top of the search results.
A toolbar button is also added that gives you easy access to our search box and by extension our !bangs, which let you easily search hundreds of other sites. For example, "!a bags" searches bags on Amazon.
We plan to add additional functionality to bring you instant answers via the address bar and the right-click menu. Your feedback is encouraged!
"Access your data on chrome.duckduckgo.com, duckduckgo.com, and 3 other websites"
In order to show Instant Answers on Google and Bing we need to load data from DuckDuckGo.
"Access your tabs and browsing activity"
In order to launch the, "Thanks for installing/updating" page that shows the details of the extension, we need to use the browser tabs API. In no other way are we accessing tabs or browsing activity.