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Apple updates Safari with search engine DuckDuckGo as new option

Safari for Mac OS X has just been updated. Today's been a very busy day for updates in the Apple world and Safari isn't going to be left out. Today's update is notable for including DuckDuckGo as a search engine and improving privacy.

Here's the full changelog for Safari 7.1:

  • Adds DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn't track users, as a built-in option in the search field
  • Encrypts all Yahoo searches from the field
  • Improves Reader compatibility with websites
  • Improves AutoFill compatibility with websites

Are you going to change your search engine to DuckDuckGo?

14 Comments
  • Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google Google ;) Sent from the iMore App
  • Duck Duck Go is fabulous.
    It's so nice that we get a choice now.
  • Shoulda' just used Chrome... Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Haha... No! Sent from the iMore App
  • Google for life!!!
  • We can completely get rid of google! Finally! (Now, is there a way to get rid of all the Fandroid trolls around here?! ;-) )
  • Have used DuckDuckGo for years, both desktop and mobile (app and Safari.) Highly recommended. Great results. And they don't track you. Will always avoid Google search and its pay-for-placement spam (and shilling of Google services) whenever possible. Not to mention their relentless and insatiable need to intrude on your privacy and track you at all costs. Apple: "We are not in the business of collecting your data." - Eddie Cue, 9/9/14
    Google: [nervous fidgeting, crickets chirping...]
  • Finally! I primarily use DuckDuckGo--Google is a last resort (using !g in DDG). I enjoy using !bang searches in DuckDuckGo.
  • Will try out Duckduckgo since google's search results for me are not what I'm lookinung for most of the time. Search for top 10 flaws of Bluetooth headsets, or why not to use one for example, and it'll give you the top 10 best headsets, etc instead
  • I use Bing as default browser, but will try DuckDuckGo. Sent from the iMore App
  • Definitely going to give it a try... lol the name just sounds so cute and appealing.
  • best news! it's also available as an option in iOS 8. I've been using DDG for a couple of years now and it's a pretty dang good engine.
  • I love DuckDuckGo, but it now seems to be blocked in China. DuckDuckGone. Sent from the iMore App
  • Duck duck go! Sent from the iMore App