DuckDuckGo Expanding 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection to Include Microsoft

by Tech Mainstream


August 13, 2022


DuckDuckGo Expanding 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection to Include Microsoft

DuckDuckGo Expanding 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection to Include Microsoft, Image/DuckDuckGo


Originally, DuckDuckGo was limited in how it could apply its 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection on Microsoft tracking scripts because of a policy requirement related to using Bing as a source of private search results.

Now DuckDuckGo is expanding its 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection not only for Facebook, Google, and other companies but also for Microsoft. DuckDuckGo technology blocks identified tracking scripts from loading on third-party websites:

"Over the next week, we will expand the third-party tracking scripts we block from loading on websites to include scripts from Microsoft in our browsing apps (iOS and Android) and our browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge and Opera), with beta apps to follow in the coming month.

This expands our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection, which blocks identified tracking scripts from Facebook, Google, and other companies from loading on third-party websites, to now include third-party Microsoft tracking scripts. This web tracking protection is not offered by most other popular browsers by default and sits on top of many other DuckDuckGo protections."

The update demonstrates that DuckDuckGo will block trackers more effectively than most other browsers.