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DuckDuckGo Tracker Radar Exposes Hidden Tracking


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Data, data everywhere and not a drop of peace (at least if your peace depends on any notion of privacy on the web).  Search alternative DuckDuckGo, a privacy focused search provider and alternative to the likes of Google, Bing and other search engines/search sites which are more focused on tracking and data collection than privacy, have released and open-sourced a massive dataset they have collected during the development of their DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials browser extension and mobile browser for protecting privacy of their users online with accurate tracker lists and without breaking popular websites (a common problem with many tracking protection block lists).

You can learn more by reading the article on their website here.

A brief excerpt from the article:

When we set out to add tracker protection, we found that existing lists of trackers were mostly manually curated, which meant they were often stale and never comprehensive. And, even worse, those lists sometimes break websites, which hinders mainstream adoption. So, over the last couple of years we built our own data set of trackers based on a crawling process that doesn’t have these drawbacks. We call it DuckDuckGo Tracker Radar. It is automatically generated, constantly updated, and continually tested.

Today we're proud to release DuckDuckGo Tracker Radar to the world, and are also open sourcing the code that generates it. This follows our recent release of our Smarter Encryption data and crawling code (that powers the upgraded website encryption component in our apps and extensions).

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