Privacy, simplified. Protect your data as you search and browse. ***Permissions are to block hidden trackers lurking everywhere.***
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials (this Chrome extension) does much more than just private search!
• We'll block hidden trackers we detect on the sites you visit.
• We'll also take you to encrypted versions of sites when possible.
• If you just want DuckDuckGo Search, you do not need this extension (or an extension at all), and can follow these install instructions: https://duckduckgo.com/install
Tired of being tracked online? We can help. At DuckDuckGo, we believe online privacy should be simple.
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials comes packed with best-in-class privacy essentials and makes browsing in Chrome even faster.
• Escape Online Tracking — automatically block hidden third-party trackers we can find lurking on websites you visit, which stops the companies behind those trackers from collecting and selling your data.
• Search Privately — our private search engine comes built-in so you can search the Internet without being tracked.
• Enforce Encryption — force sites to use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection where available, protecting your data from prying eyes, like from unwanted snoopers and Internet service providers.
• Decode Privacy — each site you visit gets a Privacy Grade (A-F) so you can see how protected you are at a glance, and you can even dig into the details to see who we caught trying to track you.
About Us: https://duckduckgo.com/about/
Device Privacy: https://spreadprivacy.com/tag/device-privacy-tips/
Privacy Newsletter: https://duckduckgo.com/newsletter
Open Source: https://github.com/duckduckgo/duckduckgo-privacy-extension