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satiricon  ·  2573 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DuckDuckGo on CNBC: We’ve grown 600% since NSA surveillance news broke

Why do people trust in what a corporation running closed source software says? And I'm not talking about google, I'm talking about duckduckgo.

As far as I know ddg might run by NSA personel and in NSAs servers. Just think about it, whats better than having companies give you some data? You being the company harvesting the data.

My point is. Companies should earn our trust showing how and why we should trust them with our data being open about everything they run and do with it.

Grendel  ·  2572 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't trust DDG completely either, but it's still better than Google. If nothing else, because with Google we know for sure that they don't care about their users' privacy.

Dearon  ·  2573 days ago  ·  link  ·  

DDG has a decent about page and privacy page which does somewhat answer your questions. But at the end of the day they're still a company, so there's always an element of trust that they will do as they say involved (whether you're using Google, DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Disconnect.me or some other search engine).

satiricon  ·  2573 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    an element of trust that they will do as they say involved
Exactly. I know what they claim to do. I just don't see any reason why I should trust what they say.