Privacy has become somewhat of an issue lately. More and more information is being searched or thrown on the internet and there is a growing sense of insecurity. Many search engines track your movement online, some even when you actively choose to browse privately. Regardless,
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
aims to fix this by offering users a genuinely private browsing experience.
This particular extension, as well as the concept behind it, offers the user a chance to browse more securely and share less of their information unknowingly with the world. In order for this to happen, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials blocks third-party trackers it finds and prompts websites to use encrypted connection if the option is made available. It simply does not track or store information on your online queries and, last but not least, displays privacy grades in order for users to get a basic idea of how secure or private one is when visiting a certain website.
If you thought all the features DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials includes will reflect in an intricately developed menu, you are wrong. As a matter of fact, this extension has a very easy-to-deal with menu which fits well with the goal it sets out to reach. Its visual organization doubles the functions it offers users, thus creating an appealing and satisfactory product.
It is split into three main parts: one that tells you if the website connection is encrypted, one that reports on found trackers and one that gives you a summary on privacy practices from sites you visit. You can also create a website whitelist and report broken sites. The most interesting aspect, by far, is the statistic you’ll notice after browsing a bit, in which the extension shows a ranking of trackers.
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials seems to be the security solution for those individuals mainly interested in keeping their privacy as intact as possible. The many features it includes each contribute to the extension’s main goal: user online safety and privacy protection. The alerts and features work well and display accurate information at all times. Don’t hesitate to try this extension if you’re bothered by the constant online trackers lurking around.