Traffic anonymous search engine DuckDuckGo has grown by 600% in two years, said in an interview to CNBC CEO Gabe Vinberg. According to him, DuckDuckGo owe this revelations of Edward Snowden and the partnership with Apple, which has embedded a search engine in the operating system OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.
DuckDuckGo — a search engine is open source. The policy of this service emphasizes the confidentiality of the user data, failure record and store any user information and tracking users. In addition, the service does not use the so-called “filter bubble”, and honestly shows all available information. The creators of DuckDuckGo are positioning the service as a convenient alternative to the “all-seeing eye of Google”.
Hardly DuckDuckGo will be the main search engine on the millions of iPhone and iPad. But at least the users of Apple gadgets was able to install it by default. Many thanks first learned about this alternative to Yandex and Google.
Interest in anonymous services occurred to users after revelations of a former employee of the national security Agency Edward Snowden, said Vinberg. Fugitive NSA employee was kidnapped and presented to the press more than 1 million secret files that reveal information about the surveillance of U.S. intelligence for ordinary American citizens, and political leaders around the world. Some of this information was published in an American newspaper The Washington Post, The Guardian and other publications, and has received a wide public resonance.
Snowden is in Moscow on 23 June 2013. In August of the same year he was granted temporary asylum in Russia, and in 2014 he was granted a residence permit. In the case of homecoming he faces up to 30 years in prison.