DuckDuckGo also blocks Microsoft trackers VPN Privacy Security

DuckDuckGo will also block Microsoft's trackers present on websites to ensure greater privacy for users, but there is one small exception. DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo had received several criticisms following the discovery of a security researcher. Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and founder of the US company, has now announced that Microsoft's trackers will also be blocked. There is only one small and temporary exception that concerns the scripts of the Microsoft Advertising platform. Blocking Microsoft Trackers with DuckDuckGo Starting August 12, the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for iOS/Android and browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Opera) will block Microsoft scripts on websites. The list of third-party trackers will then be updated, which already includes those from Google, Facebook and Amazon. DuckDuckGo previously did not block Microsoft's scripts due to the agreement to use Bing as a source of search results. These are the domains of the trackers: DuckDuckGo uses the Microsoft Advertising platform to show ads in the search engine. Advertisers use Microsoft scripts from the domain to know if clicking on the ad becomes a purchase (conversion). These scripts are loaded only once. All subsequent requests are blocked. You can still opt out of ads in your search engine settings. Microsoft says the solution was developed together with DuckDuckGo to ensure user privacy while allowing advertisers to track performance. Gabriel Weinberg points out, however, that a better alternative will be implemented in the future. Via: DuckDuckGo