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Old 12-02-2019, 03:12 AM   #1
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Startpage may not be so private now


It's all about the money. Again.

http://techrights.org/2019/10/16/sta...-surveillance/
 
Old 12-02-2019, 03:17 AM   #2
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Noooo .... damn.
Thanks for the heads-up.
 
Old 12-02-2019, 06:21 AM   #3
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And DDG as well?
 
Old 12-02-2019, 06:56 AM   #4
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I haven't used DDG is ages. Anything hosted in the states is subject to the whims of their agencies and courts. Especially us "aliens" ...
 
Old 12-02-2019, 07:07 AM   #5
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DDG isn't hosted in the States but in Switzerland, where they have very strict privacy laws. But the OP's link suggests that it was compromised long ago.
 
Old 12-02-2019, 07:14 AM   #6
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Hmmm - need to check; doesn't matter anyway, it's an American company and subject to US court search demands. Remember the M$soft email hosts in Ireland fiasco a while back ?.
 
Old 12-02-2019, 02:22 PM   #7
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In summary, Privacy One Group is the very opposite of privacy, judging by the ‘upstream’ owner. It’s a mass surveillance operation, presumably for commercial reasons. Who the data gets shared with (e.g. search strings, what’s clicked and so on) we don’t know, but we must assume the worst. Oh, and just to be sure… everyone knows that DuckDuckGo (DDG) is also surveillance (and false marketing of privacy). Right?
If Privacy One Group is based in Holland (EU), they may see themselves in serious trouble as they - per description in article - certainly do *not* live up to the requirements in GDPR...

But DuckDuckGo? that's a first for me?
 
Old 12-02-2019, 05:46 PM   #8
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But DuckDuckGo? that's a first for me?
DDG <-> AWS <- very antithetical to privacy

(It's the only argument against DDG that I'm aware of.)
 
Old 12-02-2019, 06:16 PM   #9
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DDG <-> AWS <- very antithetical to privacy

(It's the only argument against DDG that I'm aware of.)
That's a learning for me.
 
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Are we talking about Amazon here? I never would have guessed.
 
Old 12-03-2019, 01:05 PM   #11
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Oh, I never even noticed that before.

Code:
ping -c1 duckduckgo.com
PING duckduckgo.com (184.72.104.138) 56(84) bytes of data.
...

whois 184.72.104.138
NetRange:       184.72.0.0 - 184.73.255.255
CIDR:           184.72.0.0/15
NetName:        AMAZON-EC2-7
NetHandle:      NET-184-72-0-0-1
Parent:         NET184 (NET-184-0-0-0-0)
NetType:        Direct Allocation
OriginAS:       
Organization:   Amazon.com, Inc. (AMAZO-4)
...
 
  


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