When Gabriel Weinberg launched a new search engine in 2008 I doubt even he thought it would gain any traction in an online world dominated by Google.
Now, seven years on, Philadelphia-based startup DuckDuckGo - a search engine that launched with a promise to respect user privacy - has seen a massive increase in traffic, thanks largely to ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden's revelations.
Since Snowden began dumping documents two years ago, DuckDuckGo has seen a 600% increase in traffic (but not in China - just like its larger brethren, its blocked there), thanks largely to its unique selling point of not recording any information about its users or their previous searches.
Continued : https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/06/18/duckduckgo-search-traffic-soars-600-post-snowden/
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