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    Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

    In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world.
    Most notably it has expanded search engine lists to include pro-privacy rivals in more than 60 markets globally.
    The changes, which appear to have been pushed out with the Chromium 73 stable release yesterday, come at a time when Google is facing rising privacy and antitrust scrutiny and accusations of market distorting behavior at home and abroad.

    Many governments are now actively questioning how competition policy needs to be updated to rein in platform power and help smaller technology innovators get out from under the tech giant shadow.
    But in a note about the changes to chromium’s default search engine lists on an GitHub instance, Google software engineer Orin Jaworski merely writes that the list of search engine references per country is being “completely replaced based on new usage statistics” from “recently collected data.”
    The per country search engine choices appear to loosely line up with top-four market share.
    The greatest beneficiary of the update appears to be pro-privacy Google rival, DuckDuckGo, which is now being offered as an option in more than 60 markets, per the GitHub instance.
    Previously DDG was not offered as an option at all.
    Another pro-privacy search rivals, French search engine Qwant, has also been added as a new option — though only in its home market, France.
    DDG has been added in Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, India, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Moldova, Macedonia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Paraguay, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Switzerland, U.K., Uruguay, U.S. and Venezuela.

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    Real friends dont let friends use Google. Use Duck Duck Go or ANYTHING but Google.
    1776 > 1984

    The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintain an
    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

    The Elimination of Privacy is the Architecture of Genocide

    Belief, Money, and Violence are the three ways all people are controlled

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    Our central bank is not privately owned.

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    Duck might 'possibly' be 'private' , but I found it taking much longer to load and came up with
    the same liberal-revisionist search returns (in general) as Google.

    I went back to startpage which does the same but loads faster.

    The most important feature beside 'honest' and relevant return results is the 'Date' function, however
    Google eliminated that function years ago.
    The date function allowed you to search stories before 1975 for example so you could get
    actual accounts from the time/era.

    Of course that would not allow globalist-liberals to control what we read, and prevent us
    from getting accurate info.

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