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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Review

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Are you curious about using privacy infused browsers such as the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Android and iOS? You’re not alone. With all that has been going on in the cyber world, many people have chosen to go the embark on a more private route to secure their personally identifiable information (PII) and more.

Now that privacy is such a primary concern, you have to be cautious of who sees your browsing data such as the things you search for online, history, location, and contact information.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

Can a mobile web browser for Android and iOS such as DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser really keep your information secure while you browse the web? Yes, it can.

Let’s review PROS and CONS and go over the features that DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser has to offer that make it a private web browser for your mobile device.

Fast and light Not for users who rely on user-friendly features
Easy to enable privacy settings
Clears data on exit
More autocomplete suggestions than Chrome
Search widget

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is a great mobile browser that is straight forward and light. Some might fear that DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is too light and has too little features, but rest assure that is by design; DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is based on a philosophy of privacy and to achieve this you need to cut dead weight.

Here are some of the features that DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser maintains:

Private web browsing

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser provides you with the essentials needed to browse the web privately from your mobile device. DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser will block cookies from being dropped onto your hard drive by sites, advertisers, and other third-parties. It also includes a system to force the sites you visit to use an encrypted connection and the infamous DuckDuckGo private search engine that does not keep logs about who you are and what you’re searching for.

If you’re thinking about going beyond incognito this may be the browser for you! DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser provides more security-enriched features than most popular web browsers like Google Chrome and Brave browser.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Review

Privacy grade ratings

A cool feature about DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension is that they have a built-in privacy grade system that grades websites (A-F) formulated by calculating their privacy policies, encryption availability, website privacy practices, and amount of hidden tracker networks.

privacy grade ratings

The privacy grade rating system allows you to see which websites may violate your privacy and which websites seem to be more secure.

The only issues I have with the privacy grade rating system is that it will not identify malicious websites with a low grade or severely downgrade a website for not providing an encrypted connection; Every website should use HTTPS by now to keep your data secure.

Fire button allows you to quickly erase browsing data

Another cool feature is the fire button that allows you to quickly clear all tabs and browsing data. The fire button is conveniently placed on top of the web browser window next to the address bar. Simply tap it and select “clear all tabs and browsing data” to instantly delete your data and open browser tabs.

fire button

Bottom line

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is a great privacy affluent mobile web browser for Android and iOS that can protect your web browsing data and block trackers. If you want your data to remain private online but don’t want to jump over into the deep end then DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is the perfect browser for you.

Great, light browser. I give it 4 out of 5 duck heads:

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser grade


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Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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